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Assistant/Associate Professor Health Technology Assessment/Health Economics

Assistant/Associate Professor Health Technology Assessment/Health Economics

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  • Hours 38 - 40 hr.
  • Salary indication € 3,974 - € 6,702
  • Deadline 13 Feb 2023

We seek an independent researcher and scholar in the field of Health Technology Assessment/Health Economics. A scientist who would like to cooperate within research projects and educational programs with engineers, healthcare professionals, epidemiologists, and policy makers aiming to improve healthcare efficiency and sustainability. Do you have a passion for teaching and guiding students and for optimizing our healthcare system? At the University of Twente (UT) we are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant/Associate Professor (UD/UHD) in the section Health Technology and Services Research (HTSR).


You contribute to research (50-60%) and teaching (40-50%) and will be responsible for :

Your profile

  • A relevant PhD degree;
  • A track record in research and teaching related to HTA/health economics, preferably with specific expertise in a subfield, such as healthcare financing, implementation research, health disparities, business modelling, or value networks;
  • In-depth knowledge of and skills in quantitative methodologies such as simulation modelling, scenario analysis, uncertainty analysis, (Bayesian) statistics, economic or econometric analysis;
  • High quality research as shown by your publication record in peer-reviewed journals. Evidence of communicating results to a broad audience of non-experts, and examples of their use in actual decision making in healthcare;
  • Knowledge of how the Dutch or other modern healthcare systems are organized and financed is an advantage;
  • International research experience and experience as a post-doctoral researcher;
  • Possession of a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) certificate, or willing to acquire the latter, and having a real passion for, and the ambition to become a creative and effective teacher;
  • Experience in acquiring grants will strengthen your application;
  • Very good communication and presentation skills, and an excellent command of English, at least at C2 level.

Perhaps you are the candidate we are looking for!

Our offer

We will offer a 1-year contract with a prospect for a permanent position (1.0 FTE). The starting salary, depending on experience, ranges between € 3,974 to € 6,702 gross per month (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). Furthermore, the University of Twente offers additional attractive employment conditions (8% holiday allowance, 8.3% end-of-year bonus, solid pension scheme, sabbatical leave, professional and personal development programmes, etc.).

Information and application

You are encouraged to discuss your ideas about this position with prof.dr.ir. H. Koffijberg, chair of the HTSR section: h.koffijberg@utwente.nl.

You can submit your application, including a recent CV and your vision statement on teaching and research, along with the names of two referees before February 13, 2023.

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About the department

At HTSR, expertise in (early) HTA/health economics, clinical epidemiology, behavioral research and data science is combined to support decisions on innovation development, evaluation, and implementation. HTSR is part of the Technology, Policy and Society (TPS) department at the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences, a growing multidisciplinary research group exploring how emerging innovations affect our societies, institutions and daily lives, and vice versa. The contributing sections collaborate to craft and evaluate responsible and sustainable solutions for challenges in healthcare and other fields.

About the organisation

The Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social sciences (BMS) aims to play a key role in understanding, jointly developing and evaluating innovations in society. Technological developments are the engine of innovation. As a technical university that puts people first, we tailor them to human needs and behavior and use social engineering to integrate them into society. We also ensure adequate governance at public and private level, and robust, inclusive and fair organizational structures. We do this by developing, sharing and applying high-quality knowledge in Psychology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Communication Sciences, Philosophy, Educational Sciences and Health Sciences. Our research and education in these disciplines revolves around tackling and solving societal challenges. The research programs of BMS are closely linked to the research of the UT institutes Mesa+ Institute for Nanotechnology, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.

As an employer, the Faculty of BMS offers work that matters. We equip you to create new possibilities for yourself and for our society. With us, you will become part of a leading technical university with increasing, positive social impact. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial atmosphere, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example through our flexible, adaptable benefits.

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Koffijberg, H. (Erik)

Koffijberg, H. (Erik)
Full Professor

Koffijberg, H. (Erik)
Full Professor

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Step 1

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The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

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The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

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