Postdoctoral Associate in Applied Health Economics/Health Services Research
Advertiser: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University
Field(s) of specialization: Health; Education; Welfare
Position type(s): Postdoctoral Scholar
Location of job: 1465 Richmond Street, Room 3131, WCPHFM, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, London, ON, N6G 2M1, Canada
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2023-03-15
Job duration: 2 years
Letters of reference required: 2
Target date for applications: 28 Feb 2023
Application deadline: 28 Apr 2023 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 28 Apr 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting March, 2023.
Ad text:

The Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University invites applications for one post-doctoral researcher in the area of Applied Health Economics/Health Services Research. The position will be in the area of economics of primary care, including evaluation of recently formed integrated care systems known as the Ontario Health Teams and other health care reforms. The Postdoctoral Associates will work with Professor Sisira Sarma and his team on various CIHR (Canadian Institutes for Health Research) funded research grants and produce publishable manuscripts, but some independent research is possible. This is an excellent opportunity for recent PhD graduates to apply research methods using large health administrative databases as well as surveys linked with the administrative data, and benefit from an active well-funded interdisciplinary research environment, peer-reviewed publication as first author and co-author, and competitive grant writing opportunity.

Salary and benefits will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience. The terms and conditions of the appointment will be governed by the collective agreement with the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).

Supervisor and academic unit

Professor Sisira Sarma in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Western University

Application deadline: February 28, 2023

Start date: March 15, 2023

Duration of appointment: 2 years

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their research interests in primary care, training and background, a completed research paper, and three letters of reference to:

Darrell McNeil

Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

The University of Western Ontario

London, Ontario

Canada N6G 2M1


Required qualifications

· Recent PhD in Economics, Health Services Research, Epidemiology, or a related quantitative discipline from an accredited institution.

· Competence in quantitative analysis, leading to peer-reviewed publications.

· Experience in research involving quasi-experimental evaluation techniques is preferred.

· Must have strong written and oral communication skills.

· Must have strong organizational and time management skills, while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.

· Must be able to work independently and in a collaborative team environment.

· Must be able to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders.

Informal inquiries about these positions can be made to Dr. Sisira Sarma at

About Western

Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. From fundamental to applied discovery and other scholarly activities, its scholars advance knowledge that provides tangible benefits for the economic, social, health and cultural development of citizens in London, in Canada and around the world. Western Research supports scholars through collaboration, communication, and service. Western University and its affiliate colleges received more than $267 million in research funding over the past year.

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.

Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
  • Additional paper
  • Other material (in one file) (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 2
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