Principal Health Economist, IHE

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (onsite/remote/hybrid in Canada available)

Time Commitment: 1.0 to minimum 0.6 FTE (subject to candidate preference)

Annual Salary: $80,000 - $100,000 CAN subject to skills/experience

Deadline: All applications received by 5:00 p.m. November 23, 2022 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Reference Number: 22-003



Be part of our growth! IHE is looking for an experienced economist to support our growing work program.

The Institute of Health Economics is recruiting a Principal Health Economist to provide leadership on projects in our portfolio of health economics work, including our growing digital health and mental health work program.

The Principal Health Economist designs and conducts analysis, leads project teams, and acts as a point of contact between the IHE and our stakeholders, including government, academia, professional societies, and other not-for-profit organizations. The successful candidate will be involved in the ongoing development of our work program. The post-holder will be expected to be able to work independently as well as part of a team. This is an opportunity to make significant contributions and provide thought leadership as well as project supervision.

The IHE health economics work program works with government, university partners, nonprofits, and industry partners to answer applied research questions spanning health technology assessment, economic evaluation, decision analytic modelling and health policy analysis.  This is an opportunity for a motivated individual to be part of a team influencing Canadian and international standards and practices in health economics.  

IHE offers great benefits, flexible working, and outstanding learning and professional development opportunities. We value diversity and differences are appreciated and respected.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Developing proposals and work plans for the successful execution of commissioned work
  • Application of decision analytical modelling methods for economic evaluation
  • Analysis and interpretation of data and model results for presentation to a range of stakeholders
  • Contributing to business development through drafting proposals for competitively funded research grants and for government and other project sponsors
  • Potential for mentoring and coaching junior staff
  • Project management of commissioned health economics projects
  • Preparation of results for submission to peer-reviewed journals, reports to project funders, or in other formats as required



  • PhD or Masters level qualification in Health Economics or a closely related field
  • A minimum of 3 (PhD) or 5 (Masters) years post-qualification experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong inter-personal skills are essential
  • Evidence of successful working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Problem solving skills and capacity to develop novel solutions
  • Experience with health technology assessment, decision analytic modelling, cost-effectiveness analyses, or economic evaluations alongside clinical trials would be an asset
  • Knowledge of Canadian health care systems and data would be an asset
  • Interest/experience in economics of mental health and/or digital health interventions are highly valued
  • Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and those with the right to work in Canada


Remuneration will be $80,000-100,000 CAN subject to skills and experience. For exceptionally well qualified candidate, the opportunity exists for appointment as Senior Principal Health Economist with additional compensation. IHE also offers a comprehensive package of health and wellness benefits, flexible work location policy, and commitment to work-life balance.

To Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to

The cover letter should indicate how your qualifications and experience are suited to 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 ( and Maki Ueyama (

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

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We thank all applicants for their interest.

Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.