Postdoctoral Fellowship: Health Economics Outcomes
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy,
The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Department
of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Patient-Driven Values in Healthcare Evaluation (PAVE) Center
are searching for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in health economics and
available starting immediately. PAVE is a
multidisciplinary team with strengths in health economics, stated
preferences elicitation, and patient-centered research. The
fellowship provides multidisciplinary, advanced training to
researchers, and prepares fellows for positions in academia,
government, pharmaceutical industry, and consulting. Training
includes mentored research, grant-writing, publication,
presentation, and teaching experiences. Fellows receive a
competitive salary and benefits.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will:
What are the ongoing projects at PAVE?
- Work alongside researchers with expertise in health economics
and stated preferences methods
- Join a team comprised of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and
- Oversee research data collection and perform analysis.
- Develop project deliverables including protocols, reports,
presentations, and publications.
- Interface with internal and external collaborators
- Conduct research using in-house data sources (e.g., Medicare,
commercial claims and electronic health record data) and/or
decision modeling methods.
- Develop an independent research program and key research skills
such as proposal and manuscript writing.
- Co-supervise research trainees and contribute to
Our current projects
are focused on eliciting, quantifying, and translating novel value
elements for economic evaluations. Our methods include health
economic decision modeling, stated preferences and elicitation of
health state utilities. The Fellow will work primarily on a project
about eliciting inequality aversion in the United States, with
opportunities to expand into: health economic modeling for
patient-informed value elements, elicitation of patient preferences
and health state utilities. Additionally, our team has several
ongoing projects using SEER-Medicare, commercial claims, and
electronic health record data sets to study research questions
about value of prognostic testing and medication adherence.
Doctoral level degree (PhD) in Health Economics, Pharmacoeconomics,
Health Services Research, or related quantitative field is
preferred. Doctoral degrees in health-related discipline with a
strong research background will also be considered. Fellows should
have experience with health economic decision modelling and
retrospective data analysis using SAS and/or STATA. Knowledge of
health utility measures and elicitation methods is desired. Strong
technical communication, organization and multi-tasking skills are
needed, as well as the ability to work independently and
collaboratively on our team.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae,
writing sample, and three names for forthcoming letters of
recommendation. Review of applications will start immediately and
continue until the selected candidate is identified. The start date
can be as early as Summer 2023.
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