IHE Post-doctoral Fellowship – Infectious Disease, Vaccine Economics, and Mathematical Modelling

Location: Canada

Date of Posting: March 15, 2021

Deadline for Application: Open until filled. All applications received on or before March 31, 2021 will be given full consideration.

Time Commitment: Full-time

Term: 2 years

Reference Number: 21-005

Be part of our growth! IHE is hiring for a variety of positions to support our growing program of work.

The Institute of Health Economics is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year post-doc contributing to our portfolio of work related to infectious disease and vaccine economics, with an emphasis on mathematical modelling. The role offers the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers both within IHE as well as in universities across Canada. One focus of the post-doc will be to collaborate on connecting economic models from across a range of domains (e.g., education, agriculture, transport, health) to infectious disease models, to inform future and current pandemic response and policy.

The research involves developing a value of information analysis using an infectious disease model. The program of work may also include evaluation or optimization of vaccine distribution (not exclusive to COVID-19) and return on investment analysis across a portfolio of vaccines.

Over the duration of the posting, the successful candidate will also have opportunities to develop grant writing skills, present their work both internally and externally in the form of presentations and journal articles, and work in proximity to public health decision makers. The ideal candidate is comfortable in diverse, interdisciplinary settings and has a problem-solving mindset.

Roles and Activities:

The specific responsibilities of the role include the following:

  • Collaborating with researchers at IHE and universities across Canada on interdisciplinary economic and infectious disease modelling.
  • Applying economic methods, including value of information and return on investment to infectious disease models.
  • Development of research workplans including but not limited to: literature review, expert consultation, and methods development.
  • Preparation of research reports, publications for scientific journals, and presentations for conferences.
  • Knowledge translation activities within various forums to a diversity of stakeholders.


Candidate must be based in Canada and eligible to work in Canada.

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

  • PhD in Epidemiology, Health Economics, Public Health, or related discipline.
  • Prior experience (professional, training, or research) in infectious disease modelling.
  • Knowledge of economic methods, including value of information and return on investment analysis.
  • Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills.
  • Time management skills and ability to self-supervise.


Remuneration is fixed at $65,000 CAN per year for the two-year term. IHE also offers a comprehensive package of health and wellness benefits.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and CV by March 31, 2021, close of business (4 p.m. MST), to nriley@ihe.ca. Candidates should indicate in their covering letter how they meet the requirements of the post and cite the position reference number. (Note: The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.) For further enquiries about the post or to arrange an informal discussion, please contact Dr. Jeff Round (jround@ihe.ca).

About the Institute of Health Economics:

The IHE is a not-for-profit organization that assists decision-makers in health policy and practice with the results from economic evaluations, costing, organizational performance, and cost-effectiveness analyses, and with syntheses of findings from research in health technology assessment (HTA). We specialize in producing health economic evidence including decision analytic modelling, econometric analysis, HTA, and knowledge transfer/exchange.

The IHE’s core objectives are to:

  • Support decision-making in health policy and practice with evidence from research in health economics and HTA;
  • Assess the medical, economic, social, and ethical implications of both established and new health practices, procedures, and technologies; and
  • Facilitate discussions and partnerships among government, academia, industry, and healthcare providers to address important issues in health

For more information about the IHE, our team, and our work, please visit www.ihe.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.