Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Economics - LH0618

A postdoctoral position in health economics is available,funded jointly by the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) and the LuxembourgInstitute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER). The successful candidate willwork jointly with the Department of Population Health (DoPH) at the LIH and inthe Living Conditions Department of LISER, to develop and promote appliedhealth economic research in Luxembourg.
1A-B, rue Thomas Edison, Strassen 1445, Luxembourg
29/06/2018 14:31:03
Key Accountabilities

    The suitable candidate will be expected to cover the following responsibilities:

    ·         Undertake and advise on state-of-the-art quantitative analysis in a potentially wide range of areas to which health economics and health econometrics can add value. This may include the evaluation of health technologies, health services and/or public health interventions, in terms of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. It may also include the evaluation of the performance of health care providers, and of ways in which performance may be enhanced

    ·         While keeping a broad interest in various topics (see above), develop a distinct health economics research agenda in at least one area of personal interest. Potential areas may include the economics of mental health or health behaviours

    ·         Work within a multidisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, modellers, statisticians and economists in appraising evidence on a potentially wide range of areas (which may include the above-listed).

    ·         Write academic publications and reports, and participate actively in international conferences for the dissemination of the results

    ·         Contribute to forging closer links and collaboration between LIH and LISER

    ·         Conduct research projects with academic and non-academic partners that fit into the thematic of the institutes

    ·         Contribute actively to promoting the use of health economic evidence in national and international decision-making in health care and public health

    ·         Critically assess the quality, validity and relevance of available data

    ·         Apply for funding at both national and international leave

         ·         Participate in the preparation of conferences relating to the work carried out


      ·         PhD in health economics, economics, statistics or related field

      ·         Excellent knowledge of a wide range of quantitative health economic methodologies, including economic evaluation, health econometrics, evidence synthesis and preference elicitation

      ·         Experience in the statistical analysis of large databases

      ·         Excellent communication and collaborative skills in a mulit-disciplinary environment

      ·         Ability to work independently

      ·         Excellent track record of peer-reviewed publications

      ·         Experience in the writing of grant proposals

      ·         Languages skills: fluent command of English; command of one or more of the local languages (French, German, Luxembourgish) is an advantage

      ·         Excellent English writing skills

      Applications including a cover letter and a  curriculum vitae should be sent before 31th July 2018 through the apply button below.

      REF.: VD/PDHE0618/LH/DOPH
      2 year fixed-term contract- Full time - Entry date: immediate


      Scientific contacts:

      Dr. Laetitia Huiart (LIH) :

      Prof. Marc Suhrcke (LISER):