Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health Economics (1.0 fte)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health Economics (1.0 fte)

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The Health Economics group at the Erasmus School of Economics invites applications for a 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health Economics. The candidate will participate in the Erasmus Initiative Smarter Choices for Better Health and work on incorporating equity considerations in the evaluation of health and healthcare.

Job description

The successful candidate will co-lead a research group on the Evaluation Health Care. This position will focus on research that incorporates equity considerations in healthcare evaluations. Part of this research agenda may consider (but is not excluded to) i) the impact evaluation of distributional consequences of healthcare interventions (e.g. inter-individual differences in uptake and effectiveness), ii) welfare economics assessments of the resulting distribution of health, iii) the elicitation of social preferences of health distributions, and iv) the development and use of optimal allocation rules for distribution-sensitive social planners.

The position will be part of the Evaluation of Health Care research line of Smarter Choices for Better Health, a flagship multidisciplinary research program the Erasmus School of Economics, the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management and the Erasmus Medical Centre. This research line involves dr. Raf Van Gestel, prof. Tom Van Ourti, dr. Jorien Veldwijk, MSc Samare Huls and prof. Esther de Bekker-Grob.

The appointment will be to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a reduced teaching load for a period of 3 years at the Erasmus School of Economics


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


The successful candidate should have strong quantitative skills, an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, and a demonstrated interest in Health and/or Welfare Economics. A PhD in Economics, Econometrics, or a closely related quantitative discipline, is required. The ability to lead and write up research work for publication in high profile journals (reflected either by papers published or promising unpublished research papers) and engage in public dissemination of results is essential

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 3 years.

We offer an 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). Your initial employment term will be 3 years. Your remuneration will depend on the position, your specific knowledge and experience It will be calculated on the basis of full-time salary ranging between EUR 3.807 and 5,211 gross per month (salary scale 11, CAO NU). Erasmus University Rotterdam offers attractive terms of employment, including a holiday allowance of 8%, a year-end payment of 8.3% and a very generous leave scheme. Furthermore, EUR is affiliated with ABP for the pension provision and we offer partially paid parental leave, fully paid extended birth leave for partners, a personal education budget, work-life balance coaches and more. Employees can also use EUR facilities, such as the Erasmus sports center and the University library.

Erasmus University Rotterdam offers a Dual Career Programme (DCP) to assist the life partners of new academic staff (on pay-roll) in finding employment in The Netherlands. The programme is offered in close cooperation with nearby universities of Delft and Leiden.

Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfill their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve global, social challenges, inspired by the always dynamic and cosmopolitan Rotterdam. Our mission is therefore "Creating positive societal impact". Our academic education is intensive, active and application-oriented. Our research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams, which are strongly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and thanks to the high quality of education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. The Erasmian values ​​function as our internal compass and make Erasmus University recognizable to the outside world: engaged with society, world citizen, connecting, entrepreneurial and open-minded.


Erasmus School of Economics

Erasmus School of Economics is one of the largest economics schools in Europe. In the most recent QS World University Rankings, Erasmus School of Economics is rated 12th in Europe and 44th in the World. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Erasmus is rated 4th in Europe and 17th in the world.

The position will be embedded in the Erasmus Centre for Health Economics Rotterdam (EsCHER) which bundles health economics research at the Erasmus School of Economics and the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management. EsCHER employs one of the largest collections of health economists in the world and is the perfect environment to collaborate and exchange ideas. It also runs a health economics seminar series in collaboration with the Tinbergen Institute. The candidate will benefit from the expertise of other researchers of EsCHER including prof. Eddy Van Doorslaer, prof. Owen O’Donnell, prof. Werner Brouwer, and prof. Job van Exel.


  • Postdoc
  • Economics; Health
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €3807—€5211 per month
  • Doctorate
  • ESE/TE/20211029


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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