Senior Health Economist

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Date of Posting: March 15th, 2021

Time Commitment: Full-time

Reference Number: 21-006

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 recruiting a Senior Health Economist to provide leadership on projects in our portfolio of health economics work, including our growing digital health work program. The Senior Health Economist also acts as a point of contact between the IHE and 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 make significant contributions and provide thought leadership as well a project supervision including the development of lifecycle health technology assessment capacity within IHE, economic evaluation of digital health initiatives, the development of innovative methods for evaluating expensive and complex health technologies such as gene and regenerative medicine technologies, as well as post-adoption technology monitoring and re-evaluation criteria using RWE. This is an opportunity for a motivated individual to influence Canadian and international standards and practices in the evaluation and reimbursement of innovative technologies.  

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Leading the development of methodology for the evaluation of innovative and/or complex health technologies (including drugs, gene and regenerative technologies)
  • Establishing standards for the post-adoption evaluation of health technologies using administrative and routinely collected clinical data
  • Contributing to business development through drafting proposals for competitively funded research grants and for government and other project sponsors
  • Developing work plans for the successful execution of commissioned work
  • Analysis of data and presentation of results to a range of stakeholders
  • Preparation of results for submission to peer-reviewed journals, reports to project funders, or in other formats as required
  • Mentoring and coaching staff
  • Project management of commissioned health economics projects
  • Management of team members to support recruitment and retention


  • PhD or Masters level qualification in Health Economics or a closely related field
  • A minimum of 5 (PhD) or 8 (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
  • Applicants with a specialization in 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 would be an asset
  • Interest/experience in economics of digital health (virtual, apps, wearables) is valued

For interested candidates, there are opportunities for adjunct appointments at the Universities of Alberta and Calgary.


Remuneration will be $110,000-125,000 CAN depending on skills and experience. IHE also offers a comprehensive package of health and wellness benefits.

To Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and CV by March 31, 2021, close of business (4 p.m. MST), to The letter of interest 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. Kate Harback (

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

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