Post-doc for health economic modelling in Health Technology Assessment (0,8 - 1,0 fte)

Post-doc for health economic modelling in Health Technology Assessment (0,8 - 1,0 fte)

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28 Aug 14 Sep Rotterdam

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Job description

The position we offer

We are looking for postdoctoral research fellows who enjoy quantitative research and health economic modelling. The successful candidates will have a role in research as well as in teaching. They will be responsible for designing and programming new models (both for commercial and non-commercial clients) and for critically assessing HTA models (mostly for NICE) designed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of various types of health care interventions. This can range from new drugs to diagnostics, medical devices, and different forms of therapy. The work may require travel.

They will also work on methodological improvements in modelling, for example in the context of projects in the European Horizon 2020 programmes (e,g, COMED) or projects financed by ZonMw, and advise fellow researchers with respect to statistical aspects of their research.

Furthermore, the post-docs will be involved in the education of bachelor and master students with respect to advanced research methods and health economic modelling. This may include conducting workgroup sessions on quantitative research methods or model building, and supervising bachelor’s and master’s theses.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


Who we’re looking for

PhDs in health economics, economics, statistics, operations research, or closely related quantitative discipline with:

  • Experience with, ideally, health economic modelling, or else other decision-analytic modelling
  • Experience with data manipulation, analysis, and management using standard statistical software packages, e.g. R, SPSS, STATA, or SAS
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in English
  • Speaking Dutch (or a willingness to learn) is not a requirement but would be an asset
  • Effective interpersonal skills including the ability to contribute effectively as part of a team.

Conditions of employment

Internationally-oriented and varied work within an enthusiastic team, with attractive fringe benefits in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). We offer a full-time contract, initially for one year with possible extension to four years, as post-doc at EUR.

Your salary will depend on prior experience and degrees obtained and will be calculated on the basis of full-time salary ranging between € 4.294,- and € 5.513,- gross per month (salary scale 12, CAO NU). However, it is possible that you will be placed in a preliminary scale (salary scale 11) in the case you have little experience.

Erasmus University Rotterdam offers attractive terms of employment, including a holiday allowance of 8%, a year-end payment of 8.3% and 41 vacation days per year based on a full-time appointment. In addition, EUR takes part in the ABP pension scheme, and we also offer partially paid parental leave. Moreover, EUR staff members can make use of the EUR facilities, such as the Erasmus Sports Centre and the University Library.


Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after Rotterdam-born humanist and theologian Erasmus, is a research university with a strong international orientation and a pronounced social focus, both in its education and research activities. On the lively, modern campus, more than 28.000 students and scholars of more than 100 nationalities are constantly encouraged to develop their talents and meet their ambition. Our more than 2700 scientists and employees work together with all our students to solve challenges faced by global society, drawing their inspiration from the consistently dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. The academic education offered at our faculties is intensive, engaging and strongly focused on practical application. We increasingly perform our research in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interwoven with international networks. In terms of research impact and the quality of its degree programmes, EUR can compete with the foremost universities in Europe, which is reflected in its consistent top-100 position in most major universities rankings. Erasmus University Rotterdam’s key values are daring, curiosity, social involvement, breaking new ground and striving for success


Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) is part of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and linked with Erasmus MC. ESHPM is responsible for several education programmes on policy, management and economics in health care, which serve around 1000 students yearly. In addition, it is also very active in research, which can be divided into three major themes: ‘Competition and Regulation in Health Care’, ‘Quality and Efficiency in Health Care’ and ‘Health Care Management’. ESHPM has about 175 employees.

Two research positions are offered within the section Health Technology Assessment (HTA), a section that is distinguished by independent and excellent research in HTA, health economics and health outcomes research.

Health Technology Assessment - our projects
The main goal of HTA is estimating the long-term cost-effectiveness of innovations in health care. This requires that evidence about effectiveness and costs from various different sources is synthesized into probabilistic decision-analytic models. Our section HTA has a large and experienced team of modellers who develop and implement such models. This work is often funded by policy makers or manufacturers to inform reimbursement decisions. Examples are the technology appraisals that are conducted by the section HTA for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom and the National Health Care Institute (ZIN) in the Netherlands.


  • Postdoc positions
  • Health; Economics
  • 32—40 hours per week, temporary
  • Doctorate
  • ESHPM-28082018


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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