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Research Assistant in Health Economics (2022-224-04715)

The Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, currently offers one to two exciting position as Research Assistant in Health Economics for appointment as of August 2022 or soon after that. The position is a 2-year full-time fixed-term position.

Job description

Are you enthusiastic about health economics, have experience in health economic methods, and do you consider whether a Ph.D. degree is for you?

The vacant position is with the Danish Center for Healthcare Improvements (DCHI), a research group conducting application-oriented and methodological research and teaching in health economics. The overall purpose of DCHI is to help improve the quality of the services provided by the healthcare system by providing decision-makers with essential research-based knowledge about the value for money of different healthcare services. This knowledge helps to improve the basis on which decisions are made in the Danish healthcare system. With limited budgets and greater demand for health services, it is more important than ever that society gets the most health for its money.

At DCHI, we work closely with the clinical and administrative staff, other researchers, and organizations working in healthcare. It is essential that our research is informative, useful, and can impact decision-making in practice. Our research deals with topics such as:

  • Cost-effectiveness and budget impact of new health interventions
  • Application of patient-reported outcome measures, such as measures of health-related quality of life
  • General population preferences within decision-making

In addition, DCHI provides teaching and project supervision of students in health economics in various fields of study at Aalborg University.

We seek a research assistant with interest and experience in health economics methods, reimbursement and pricing of medicine and Medtech, and market access. You have a relevant master's degree or are about to graduate and are curious about whether a research education is for you.

You may obtain further professional information about the position from Professor Søren Paaske Johnsen, acting Head of the Danish Center for Healthcare Improvements, phone +45 2947 0295 or mail spj@dcm.aau.dk.  

Qualification requirements:
The required level of qualifications is at master level. 

The application must contain the following: 

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Copy of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and, if any, PhD) On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
  • References/recommendations
  • Personal data

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact HR Partner Jeannette Bøgh by mail jebo@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 7968.

Appointment to Research Assistant may be for a period of up to three years. Reappointment may be made, but a Research Assistant can only be appointed to Research Assistant for a period of maximum three years. Further information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

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Wed Jun 29 00:00:00 CEST 2022

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