Post-Doctoral Researcher In The Field Of Health Economics Or Health Services Research (Joint Position With Cerge-Ei And Iocb)

Masaryk University
March 17, 2024
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The Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, invites applications for the following position:

Post-doctoral researcher in the field of health economics or health services research (joint position with CERGE-EI and IOCB)

Masaryk University, the Faculty of Economics and Administration, is looking for a highly motivated and productive junior post-doctoral researcher in the field of health economics. Areas of particular interest include disease modelling, outcomes research, pharmacoeconomics, econometrics and health services research (incl. areas of preparedness, prevention, response and resilience to emerging health threats).

Excellent background in the latest empirical methods, as well as a desire to apply economic research to policy questions is expected. The candidate should be an independent researcher with a promising research agenda in the field of health economics or health services research. The postdoc's primary responsibility is to conduct cutting-edge research in health economics.

This position is sponsored by the Platform for Biomedical and Economic Research, a research partnership of the Faculty of Economics and Administration of Masaryk University (ECON MUNI), the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB) of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute (CERGE-EI) of the Czech Academy of Science and Charles University.

The position will be based in Brno and may require occasional travel to Prague.

We are looking for:

  • a full-time post-doctoral researcher (candidate with academic title PhD in health economics, health policy, health services research or similar),
  • research interest in one or multiple topics in health economics,
  • excellent background in research methods,
  • previous research should be demonstrated by a publication potential in leading scientific journals,
  • active participation in international research conferences, presentation of research results at such conferences and other professional encounters abroad.
  • What do we offer?

  • Earliest starting date of the contract is the July 1st, 2024, a later starting date can be negotiated
  • Full-time (40 hrs/week) position
  • This is a fixed-term position that ends on June 30th, 2026 and may be extended
  • Possibility of subsidized university housing and relocation support
  • Friendly and international working environment
  • Opportunities for professional growth (e.g., university seminar series, internships, exchanges, participation in research projects)
  • Flexible working hours and occasional home office to support personal needs in family and career
  • Employee benefits (6 weeks of paid vacation per year, contribution to meals, contribution to pension savings, language courses, sport activities, teambuilding events…
  • Opportunity to work and live in a modern and dynamic university city
  • About the workplace

    Masaryk University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 35,000 students and 5,500 employees.

    MUNI is based in the city of Brno, Czech Republic. Based on the most recent OECD Better Life Index data, Czech Republic ranks next to the US and the UK. Proximity to nature and other historical cities (e.g. Prague, Vienna, Budapest), variety of cultural and entertainment attractions, and top personal safety, make Brno one of the top 100 university cities in the world according to students. More details may be found here: https: // www.

    Faculty members conduct quality research with peers from other Czech, European, and American universities. Members of the faculty have published in journals such as Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Scientific Reports. The administrative staff is experienced in helping researchers with both national and international grant applications.

    The Platform for Biomedical and Economic Research is a research collaboration aiming to promote activities involving scientific cooperation between natural and social scientists in the Czech Republic. The Platform is based in both Prague and Brno, Czech Republic, allowing primary residence in either of the two cities.

    Application and selection procedure

    The application shall be submitted online by the March 17th, 2024 (11:59 p.m., CET) via an e-application (Please, use the link in the e-Application section below). Interviews for the position will be held online or in-person at Masaryk University, Czech Academy of Sciences and/or Charles University .

    The candidate shall provide following:

  • Cover letter with a description of your research agenda in the desired area,
  • A full professional Curriculum Vitae including the complete bibliography of published works (or provide a link where the information could be found),
  • Health economics paper and up to two other research papers,
  • Up to three recommendation letters.
  • After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail from

    For further information about the position and the department, please contact Jakub Hlávka at [email protected]

    If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact the head of HR department Jana Levá, e-mail: [email protected].

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background. The selection process is based on an Open Transparent Merit-based Recruitment Policy. Masaryk University does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation. The faculty holds the HR Excellence Award.

    Workplace: Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

    Type of Contract: Fixed-term position that ends on June 30th, 2026.

    EU Researcher Profile: R1-R2

    Working Hours: 1 FTE (full-time employment of 40 hours per week)

    Expected Start Date: July, 1st 2024 or later

    Number of Open Positions: 1

    Application Deadline: March 17th

    We are looking forward to hearing from you!

    Prof. Mgr. Jiří Špalek, Ph.D.


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