Postdoctoral Fellow in Pharmaceutical Medicine

At the Institute of Pharmaceutical Medicine (ECPM,, located at the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel, Switzerland, the research group of Prof Matthias Schwenkglenks conducts quantitative-oriented research projects in pharmaceutical and health care settings, with a focus on health economic evaluation (cost-effectiveness analysis), related modelling, health technology assessment and health services research. To strengthen our team, we are looking for 1-2 additional research fellows.

Your position
The successful applicants’ background and professional experience will allow them to make relevant contributions to the planning, co-ordination, conduct and publication of research projects in health economic evaluation, health technology assessment and related areas of research. One of the positions will strengthen our longstanding cooperation with the Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK) in the field of cancer-related outcomes research. Involvement in academic teaching can be considered.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a doctoral or master degree in health economics, epidemiology or another relevant discipline. They should have excellent skills and hands-on experience in health-economic evaluation (i.e. cost-effectiveness analysis, decision-analytic modelling and related generation of model input data). Alternatively, they should have excellent hands-on expertise in systematic reviews, evidence synthesis and health technology assessment. They should have appropriate working knowledge of the following fields: medicine, biostatistics, epidemiological methods, and, ideally, economics. Professional experience in academic research and with publishing in reputable, international journals with peer-review is highly desirable. Additional requirements include appropriate communication skills, ability to work independently, willingness to meet timelines, responsibility and enthusiasm. Work in our small, dedicated team implies a variety of responsibilities for all team members. Excellent mastery of English and/or German is required; very good working knowledge of the other language is required for at least one of the positions.

We offer you
We offer an interesting, multi-faceted position in an interdisciplinary research environment, with room for personal development. The appointment will be for one year in the first instance, with very good prospects for prolongation. We offer flexible working conditions. Salary and terms of employment are according to the rules of the University of Basel.

Application / Contact
Dr Judith Lupatsch via email ( Applications should be sent before March 31st, 2018, and will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.