Current Opportunities

Recruiting for Health Economic Roles

Major decisions affecting the health of Canadians require a solid foundation of evidence. At CADTH, we offer services and support in response to the needs expressed by our customers. Our Health Economics team is continuing to grow as customer needs evolve, with the goal of providing quality evidence and essential information to the right people, at the right time, in a way that it can be used.

Health economists at CADTH produce products that are relevant and useful for decision-makers in Canada’s publicly funded health care system to understand the value for money, as well as the economic impact, of health technologies. Evaluations are conducted using mathematical models that synthesize evidence from multiple sources, designed to inform decisions.

As part of our Health Economics team, on any given day you will:

design and conduct economic evaluations and budget impact analyses using computer-based models; assess methods, data, results, and assumptions of economic evaluations; and produce reports
work within multidisciplinary research teams and lead the economic component of projects

critically appraise economic evaluations (model structure, model inputs, assumptions) submitted by manufacturers or in the public domain
lead and/or coordinate efforts of internal and external research team members to ensure project objectives are met
participate or present to expert committee or advisory committee meetings to provide clarification of economic findings.

Is this the right role for you?

As a health economist you will have:

a graduate degree in health economics, epidemiology, public health, mathematics, or a related field, plus a solid understanding of health economics, how to conduct critical appraisals of economic evaluations and models, and health technology assessment
experience in conducting and critically reviewing economic analysis (cost utility, cost-effectiveness, cost minimization, cost consequence, and cost benefit)
a solid understanding of best practices for economic modelling and techniques
the ability to write clear, detailed, and concise reports in a transparent manner that are well structured and easy to follow and provide readers or decision-makers with enough information to critically assess the evaluation, including how each element of the economic evaluation has been handled
superior collaboration and leadership skills, and the ability to build and maintain effective relationships.

Fluency in French will be considered an asset.

Grow your career. Make a difference. To apply, visit the Careers section of our website at and submit your resume and cover letter. Your resume and cover letter should clearly identify how your skills and experience relate to the requirements of this role. Opportunities will remain open until filled. CADTH is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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