Postdoc New Methods Health Technology Assessment on H2020 HTx project Utrecht University, Faculty of Science Netherlands

Postdoc New Methods Health Technology Assessment on H2020 HTx project


Job description
Utrecht Univeristy is looking for a Postdoc New Methods Health Technology Assessment on H2020 HTx project. The position involves 80% research time and 20% coordination activities. As core tasks the Postdoc will:


  • coordinate developments of new HTA methodologies that support more customized assessments of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of complex and personalised combinations of health technologies for Health Technology;
  • initiate the advance of methods that are aiming to integrate real-world data (RWD) and randomized clinical trials (RCT) in order to achieve better estimations of real-world effectiveness; 
  • support implementation of these new methods in the daily practice of national HTA organisations around Europe;
  • carry out and (co-)supervising research (PhD and MSc) within the scope of the HTx project;
  • contribute to the scientific management of the Horizon2020 project HTx;
  • participate in teaching of the department on HTA and Pharmacoeconomics (optional, to be discussed).



We are looking for someone who:

  • holds a PhD degree in Health Economics, (Bio)Statistical, or (Bio)Medical, or other relevant research field; 
  • has a strong research track record in methodological development/evaluation in particular in prediction-modelling as part of health economic approaches;
  • has scientific creativity and productivity, as evident in recent publications in (international) peer-reviewed journals;
  • has experience with European projects and collaboration with different international partners including implementation of methods in daily practice
  • has experience in supervising MSc students;
  • is fluent in English; is effective and efficient, able to work within international/ multidisciplinary teams and think conceptually;
  • has good communication skills.


We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for one year, which can be extended after good evaluations. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,255 and €4,274 (scale 10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information is available at: working at Utrecht University.

About the organization
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old center and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the Netherlands.


The Faculty of Science consists of six Departments: Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Information and Computing Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Mathematics. The Faculty is home to 5,600 students and nearly 1,500 staff and is internationally renowned for the quality of its research. The Faculty's academic programmes reflect developments in today's society. Read the overall impression 2016 of the Faculty of Science.

The Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS) is the Research Institute of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Utrecht University. UIPS focuses on processes around discovery, development, and use of drugs and medical nutrition using molecular and technological principles from the Natural and Life Sciences. This research is ideally positioned in the Faculty of Science to work on basic scientific problems and to translate new findings into potential solutions to urgent societal medical needs, which are addressed in the Faculties of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Every year around 400 peer-reviewed articles are published and around 30 PhD candidates defend their thesis. UIPS is partner in several open source innovation networks.


The Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Clinical Pharmacology consists of a multidisciplinary team of internationally oriented researchers. The research programme is directed at several epidemiological, therapeutic, and policy aspects of chronic drug use with a focus on advanced affordable biomolecular and cellular therapies.


Starting in 2019 the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Clinical Pharmacology will coordinate a new Horizon 2020 project (acronym HTx) which objective is to create a framework for next generation Health Technology Assessment (HTA) that supports patient-centred societally oriented, real-time decision-making for integrated healthcare throughout Europe. HTx will facilitate the development of methodologies to deliver more customized information on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of complex and personalised combinations of health technologies. The HTx consortium includes 15 partners around Europe.

Additional information
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Wim Goettsch, via or +316 51 13 40 99.

As part of the selection procedure, the selected candidates are expected to give an outline of their research plans in a written report and an oral presentation.


To apply please attach a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and (email) addresses of two referees. Application deadline is 03-02-2019 To apply, please click the application button below.


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