Postdoc positions (research assistants) in Health Economics - Danish Centre for Health Economics (DaCHE)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 26 Feb 2023

The Danish Centre for Health Economics (DaCHE) at the Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is expanding!

We are looking for qualified and enthusiastic applicants to fill three postdoc positions in Health Economics. If required, a temporary position as research assistant is available for candidates whose PhD thesis is under assessment.

The positions will run for a period of three (perhaps four) years. The date of employment is negotiable.

Job description

DaCHE has recently received funding from the Danish Independent Research Council, the Carlsberg Foundation, the European Commission and other sources.

We have many exciting research projects starting up, which is why we are looking to expand our research group with highly qualified candidates.

Are you interested in studying how physicians’ motivation and wellbeing impact their delivery of health care? Alternatively, could you be interested in exploring how organisations are best incentivised to ensure coherence in care? Or how choice and competition policies impact quality, costs and equity in public health care delivery? Or perhaps you could be interested in studying barriers to efficient and equitable delivery of dental health care? And/or assessing the cost-effectiveness of new and innovative cancer treatments? These research questions are related to the specific projects that have recently been funded. As part of the employment process and based on your skills and interests, we will agree with you which specific projects you will be contributing to.

At DaCHE we are dedicated to applying economic theory and empirical methods to answer research questions of high relevance for health policy, and to contribute to the improvement of research methods. Our main research themes are

1) health-relatedbehaviour, incentives and motivation;
2) understanding barriers and facilitators that hinder/enhance equity in health and access to health care;
3) eliciting patients' and the public’s preferences and values; and
4) evaluating effects of new interventions/policies in health care.

We apply a broad set of methods in our research including register-based analysis, and enrichment of register data through the collection of survey data. We design our own surveys including survey experiments (e.g. stated preference experiments). We offer courses at the bachelor and master level in Health Economics, Evaluation, Economic Evaluation, Economics of Prevention, Methods of Evaluation, Pharmacoeconomics, and Registry Analysis. Postdocs will be expected to contribute to teaching tasks.

For more information on the people at DaCHE and our research portfolio, please visit our website at .

Required qualifications

Major requirement
- A PhD degree (or view to obtaining a PhD degree) in health economics, economics, public health, data science or political science with strong quantitative skills and an interest in health economics.

Other requirements
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Excellent analytical abilities
- Fluent English language skills
- Capable of working independently as well as in teams

Successful candidates must document an ability to conduct high-quality research published or publishable in well-esteemed peer-reviewed journals in the fields of health economics, economics, health policy, public health, medical science or public administration.

We expect the successful candidate to actively engage in the development of the research centre and are looking for candidates who have the desire and competencies to play a whole-hearted role in an interdisciplinary and enthusiastic research environment.

For further information about the project on how physicians’ motivation and wellbeing impact their delivery of health care, please contact associate professor Anne Sophie Oxholm; phone +45 28826998, e-mail:

For further information about the projects on choice and competition, and incentives for care coherence, please contact associate professor Søren Rud Kristensen; phone +45 65503185, e-mail

For all other information please contact professor Dorte Gyrd-Hansen, phone + 45 20141015, e-mail

Application, salary, etc.

Appointment to the positions will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

Applications - including the required attachments - must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online". Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

  • a motivation letter including a description of research interests
  • a detailed CV
  • degree certificates 
  • a complete and numbered list of publications
  • up to 3 scientific peer-reviewed publications or manuscripts considered by the applicant to be the most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.

Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

Applications may be shortlisted.

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be held.

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