Principal Health Economist / Principal Modeler

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (On-site, hybrid, or remote in Canada available)
Time Commitment: Full time
Starting Annual Salary: $70,000 - $90,000 CAN subject to skills/experience

Applications reviewed as received. 


About the role

The Institute of Health Economics is recruiting a Principal Health Economist / Principal Modeler to provide leadership on projects in our portfolio of health economics work. The successful candidate will contribute to modelling and/or economic evaluations across a wide range of topics and technologies. The candidate will also be involved in the ongoing development of new work by contributing to or leading proposals for new or existing partners, or applications to research funding bodies.

The work may include one or more of the following areas:

  • Economic evaluations of health technology and interventions
  • Infectious disease and vaccine modelling and economics
  • Pre-market, early economic evaluations of non-drug technologies
  • Health technology assessment
  • Quantitative analysis of health system performance
  • Complex health system decision problems, straddling sectors
  • Economic evaluation of clinical research studies including randomized controlled trials
  • Health-focused real world evidence research

This is an opportunity to be part of a unique research program producing rigorous evidence to support decision making.  The candidate will be supported by a strong team including Health Economists, Project Coordinators, Evidence Synthesis Specialists, and Research Librarians.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Design and conduct studies and evaluations
  • Analyze and interpret data and model results for presentation to a range of stakeholders
  • Report results in presentations, written reports, journal manuscripts or in other formats as required
  • Manage projects, timelines, budgets and project teams
  • Manage key stakeholder relationships, and liaise with stakeholders
  • Potential to mentor and coach junior staff
  • Contribute to business development through writing proposals for existing and new project sponsors and grant opportunities
  • Contribute to the work within the health economics team to advance the team’s work


Qualifications and experience

  • Graduate degree in health economics, mathematics, or a related quantitative field
  • More than 3 years post-degree experience working in an analytical role in health economics, statistics, health systems research and modeling, decision-analytic modeling, simulation, or optimization
  • Experience with R or packages such as STATA, SAS, or MATLAB (or similar)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong inter-personal skills
  • Evidence of successful work in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Problem solving skills and capacity to develop novel solutions
  • Experience with health technology assessment, data science, or economic evaluations alongside clinical trials is an asset
  • Knowledge of Canadian health care systems and data is an asset
  • Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and those with the right to work in Canada

We encourage candidates not to self-reject—strong candidates who do not meet the requirements of the Principal level, may be considered at the Modeler level.


About IHE

The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that works with government, academia, public sector bodies, not-for-profit organizations and health care industry partners to provide health economics, decision analytic modelling, and health technology assessment services. Our mission is to inform coordinated, innovative, evidence-guided health policy and practice. IHE is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) eligible institution and opportunities are available for staff to apply directly to CIHR for research funding.

IHE offers great benefits, flexible working, and outstanding learning and professional development opportunities


What we offer

IHE offers a competitive package of salary, vacation time and comprehensive health and wellness benefits. IHE staff also receive dedicated professional development time and access to training opportunities.  IHE is a highly collaborative collegial environment. We often face novel challenges, work with highly innovative health ecosystem partners, and have opportunities to impact health care delivery in Alberta, in Canada, and around the world.

We value diversity. Differences are appreciated and respected.


To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and CV/resume to ([email protected]).

For more information about the IHE, our team, and our work, please visit

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.