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Post-doctoral Researcher in the Field of Health Economics job with MASARYK UNIVERSITY

Department: Faculty of Economics and Administration

Deadline: 22 May 2022

Start date: July, 1st 2022 or later

Job type: full-time

Job field: Economics and finance  |  Science and research  |  Healthcare and social care

The Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, invites applications for the following position: Post-doctoral researcher in the field of health economics

Masaryk University, the Faculty of Economics and Administration, is looking for a highly motivated and productive junior post-doctoral researcher in the field of health economics.

Excellent background in the latest empirical methods, as well as a desire to apply economic research to policy questions is expected. The candidate should be an independent researcher with a promising research agenda in the above-described field. The postdoc’s primary responsibility is to conduct research within the health economics area with stress put on the options within the public policies and their implementation.

We are looking for:

  • a full-time post-doctoral researcher (candidate with academic title PhD in economics or related area),
  • research interest in health economics,
  • excellent background in the latest methods,
  • previous research should be demonstrated by the publication potential in leading scientific journals,
  • active participation in international research conferences, presentation of research results at such conferences and other professional encounters abroad.

What do we offer?

  • Earliest starting date of the contract is the July 1st, 2022, a later starting date can be negotiated
  • The contract is full-time (40 hrs/week) and, based on experience and seniority, the salary goes up to 2500 EUR/month in gross wage (average wage in Czech Republic is around 1500 EUR, median wage is 1300 EUR)
  • This is a fixed-term position that ends on June 30th, 2024 and could be prolonged
  • Possibility of subsidized university housing and relocation support
  • Friendly and international working environment
  • Opportunities for professional growth (e.g., university seminar series, internships, exchanges, participation in research projects)
  • Flexible working hours and occasional home office to support personal needs in family and career
  • Employee benefits (8 weeks of paid vacation per year, contribution to meals, contribution to pension savings, language courses, university cinema, exclusive mobile tariff, sport activities, vaccination)
  • Opportunity to work and live in a modern and dynamic university city

About the workplace

Masaryk University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 35,000 students and 5,500 employees.

MUNI is located in the university city of Brno, Czech Republic. Based on the most recent OECD Better Life Index data, Czech Republic ranks next to the US and the UK. Proximity to nature and other historical cities (e.g. Prague, Vienna, Budapest), variety of cultural and entertainment attractions, and top personal safety, make Brno one of the top 100 university cities in the world according to students. More details could be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kal6NSc_Nc

Faculty members conduct quality research with peers from other Czech, European, and American universities. Members of the faculty have published in journals such as Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Scientific Reports. The administrative staff is experienced in helping researchers with both national and international grant applications.

Application and selection procedure 

The application shall be submitted online by the May 22nd, 2022 (11:59 p.m., CET) via an e-application (Please, use the link in the e-Application section below). Interviews for the position will be held online or in-person at Masaryk University.

The candidate shall provide following:

  • Cover letter with a description of your research agenda in the desired area,
  • A full professional Curriculum Vitae including the complete bibliography of published works (or provide a link where the information could be found),
  • Health economics paper and up to two other research papers,
  • Up to three recommendation letters.

After submitting your application successfully, you will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail from jobs.muni.cz.

For further information about the position and the department, please contact Director for Strategy e-mail: [email protected].

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact the head of HR department Eva Karkošková, e-mail: [email protected].

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background. The selection process is based on an Open Transparent Merit-based Recruitment Policy. Masaryk University does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation. The faculty holds the HR Excellence Award.

Workplace: Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia

Type of Contract: Fixed-term position that ends on June 30th, 2024.

EU Researcher Profile: R1-R2

Working Hours: 1 FTE (full-time employment of 40 hours per week)

Expected Start Date: July, 1st 2022 or later

Number of Open Positions: 1

Application Deadline: 22st May

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Prof. Mgr. Jiří Špalek, Ph.D.



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