Senior Health Economist

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (remote and flexible working options may be possible)
: December 8th, 2021
Time Commitment: Full-time or part-time (minimum 0.6 FTE)
Reference Number: 21-009

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 dynamic, experienced Senior Health Economist who can bring expertise and leadership to projects across our portfolio of health economics research. The successful candidate will be involved in the ongoing development of our work program and the management of the Economics team. The post-holder will be expected to make significant contributions to project leadership, including the development of economic evaluations for a wide range of health initiatives, collaborating on projects with government and academic stakeholders, and contributing to innovations in health economic methods.

The work portfolio includes, but is not limited to, conducting economic analysis for the evaluation of multiple areas of healthcare including: public health programs, health technologies, and clinical practice. The role includes opportunities to manage staff, influence the development of our program of work, demonstrate thought leadership in your area of expertise and contribute to the development and delivery of the Economic team’s strategy.

Position Description

Research and Dissemination

  • Conducting health economic analysis which will include analyses of health system data/real world data, econometrics, and the development of health economic/ decision analytic models.
  • Sharing research findings with a wide range of audiences and stakeholders through written reports and presentations, including publication of peer reviewed articles and conference presentations, as well as preparing reports and presentations for non-specialists.
  • Demonstrating thought leadership in your area of expertise through commentary, editorials or other contributions to professional and public debates.

Project Delivery

  • Responsible for activities across the project life-cycle, working with a high degree of independence, exercising judgement, anticipating senior management questions, and seeking input as warranted.
  • Lead and support the development of proposals for prospective work and develop business opportunities with existing and new stakeholders, as well as through applications to competitive grant funding competitions.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with project sponsors and stakeholders.
  • Manage project budgets and resources, and collaborate with Economics Team leadership team on delivery of the portfolio of research projects.
  • Collaborate with colleagues at the IHE, researchers at universities in Canada and internationally, public servants in provincial and federal governments, and other organizations to develop and deliver high impact interdisciplinary research.


  • Contributing to the leadership of the Economics team, through management and mentoring of staff, input to unit management activities (e.g., budgeting and staff allocation) and delivery of unit strategy.
  • Manage and/or mentor of colleagues, including providing feedback and coaching.
  • Overseeing the work of team members on a project-by-project basis.
  • Provide feedback on team members’ reports and manuscripts.

Qualifications and Experience

  • PhD level qualification in Health Economics or a closely related field (eg: economics, biostatistics, operations research, health systems research, mathematics)

A minimum of 3 years post-PhD work experience in a relevant role, more experience would be an asset.
Experience working with a variety of stakeholders, such as government departments, academic researchers, public agencies, health system leaders, clinicians, statisticians, and not-for-profit organisations.
Excellent oral and written communication and the ability to communicate with a diverse audience.
Knowledge of Canadian health care systems and data would be an asset
NOTE: An exceptional candidate at the MSc level would be considered with a minimum of five years relevant experience and the intension to pursue a PhD level qualification while working with IHE.

Remuneration will be $90,000-110,000 CAN depending on skills and experience. IHE also offers a comprehensive package of health and wellness benefits. Candidates with exceptional qualifications and experience could be considered for appointment to a more senior level.

To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV or resume and a cover letter describing how they meet the position description to All applications received by 6.00pm MST December 8, 2021 will be given full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. The cover letter should cite the position reference number.

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Dr. Jeff Round ( or Dr. Kate Harback (

Preference will be given to applicants with an existing right to work in Canada.


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.

We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and value diversity, inclusion, flexibility, innovative thinking, collaboration, and career growth.

For more information about the IHE, our team, and our work, please visit