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Offre de post-doctorat en économie de la santé : étude des QALYs

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Health Economics


Centre de recherche du CHUS, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

Full/Part Time


Position Type

This is a 2-year grant funded position. There is a possibility of an additional year contingent on securing additional funding.

Job Description               

A two-year postdoctoral fellowship is available at Centre de recherche du CHUS, affiliated to the Université de Sherbrooke. The fellow will work with Pr. Thomas Poder to contribute research on the valuation of health utilities for QALY (quality-adjusted life year). The goal of this project is to compare different elicitation methods for utilities associated to various health states in order to estimate QALYs. The candidate will use a database of 2400 completed questionnaires using an ordinary standard gamble (SG) (N=600), a MBDC-SG (N=600), a discrete choice experiment (DCE) with time duration (N=400), a DCE with time duration and probability of dying (N=400), and a DCE with duration and immediate death (N=400). Also the candidate will collaborate to estimate the WTP for a QALY in Quebec and conduct a survey using time trade-off (TTO) and DCE (N=1500).

Essential Duties              

Conduct research; develop code for econometric models; collaborate in authorship of research papers.

Minimum Qualifications  

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Economics or closely allied fields of study prior to employment. Applicants must also possess evidence of ability to conduct research and publish research results.

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrates experience in one or more of the following domains:

  • Health economics

  • Strong programming capabilities (e.g., Matlab, Stata, R, Python, etc.)

  • Proficiency in econometric and statistical modeling

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English

  • Ability to work well in disciplinary and interdisciplinary teams

    Instructions to Apply     

    Potential applicants may contact Thomas Poder ( for more information. Applicants must submit: 1) a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the position and detailing how prior experience and qualifications are appropriate to the job activities; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a sample of scholarly writing (i.e., a published article, dissertation chapter, or job market paper); and 4) the name, phone number, address, and e-mail address of three references. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

    Application Close Date

    The position is open from April 2018 until we find the appropriate candidate.


    A minimal salary of 17,500$ (Canadian dollars) will be offered per year. Award competitions in Canada will be open to the candidate.