JOE - June 2012

Health Economics Resource Center
Health Economist
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Health Economist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Menlo Park, CA, USA
JEL Classifications:
I1 -- Health
I2 -- Education and Research Institutions
Keywords: health economics, health economist, research, VA

JOE ID Number: 201206_397156

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Health Economics Resource Center (HERC) and the Center for Health Care Evaluation (CHCE) seek an economist to join our team in developing and evaluating innovations to improve the value of care. A Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline is required.

The strongest candidate will have experience using econometrics to analyze large datasets, an understanding of health organizations, and prior publications. The economist is expected to develop an independent research agenda, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and collaborate with the VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) and with clinicians and managers in helping VA to provide high-value cost-effective health care. HERC economists draw on an experienced support staff and use a state of the art computer system that includes comprehensive data on care provided in one of the nation's largest health care systems. U.S. citizenship is required. We are an equal opportunity employer. See and for more information.
Application Instructions:

Applicants should send a c.v., letter of interest, three references, and a writing sample to: Health Economics Resource Center, Palo Alto VA Health Care System (152 MPD), email:

No phone calls, please.

Email for Applications:
FAX for Applications: 650-617-2639

More Application Contact Details
Health Economics Resource Center
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
795 Willow Road
152 MPD
Menlo Park, CA USA 94025

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