Postdoctoral Scientist in Applied Health Economics & Decision Analysis

Postdoctoral Scientist in Applied Health Economics & Decision Analysis

German Research Center (DKFZ)

Heidelberg, Germany

The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With approximately 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.

The Division of Health Economics is seeking a

Postdoctoral Scientist in Applied Health Economics & Decision Analysis
(Ref-No. 2019-0078)

Conduct decision analytic modeling studies to support the economic evaluation of health care programs
Cooperate with clinical researchers and statisticians in the development of health economic study protocols, case report forms, and evaluation strategies
Cooperate with a team of economists, econometricians, statisticians, and clinicians in the design, execution, and reporting of cost benefit, cost effectiveness, and cost value analyses
Conduct economic analyses to predict cost effectiveness, social value, and budget impact of health interventions, including probabilistic sensitivity analyses using patient-level data
Write scientific manuscripts
Contribute to and write grant applications to fund the economic evaluation of health interventions

Your profile:
We are seeking a highly motivated, conscientious and diligent scientist, who is flexible, dynamic, and able to work with autonomy to drive his/her individual projects forward while also contributing to the group as an integral team member. The scientist will be supported conducting health economic research and developing economic and econometric models by our internal experts.

The successful candidate will have a recent or expected degree in decision science, statistics, mathematics, health services research, health economics, or other relevant scientific disciplines with strong quantitative training (minimum master level, ideally PhD level).
The candidate should be self-motivated, productive, and team-oriented, with proven scientific problem-solving skills.
The candidate should have experience in decision analytic modeling, health economic evaluation, or a closely related field.
The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and German.
Creativity and critical thinking to challenge ideas are expected.
The ability to work well in collaborative, cross-functional teams is required.

The position is limited to 2 years.
The position can in principle be part-time.

For further information please contact
Katrin Eike-Verfürth, phone +49 6221 42-1911.

The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

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We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebs­forschungs­zentrum, Personal­abteilung, Im Neuen­heimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg) and that we do not accept applications submitted via email. We apolo­gize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Ref-No. 2019-0078