Job Opportunity for Health Economist at PHFI in Hyderabad

Website Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

Brief of the Organization:

The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is working towards building a healthier India. It is helping to address the limited institutional and systems capacity in India by strengthening education and training, advancing research and technology and facilitating policy and practice in the area of Public Health.  PHFI is headquartered in New Delhi with national presence through its constituent units of regional Indian Institutes of Public Health (IIPHs) and Centers of Applied Research in core public health themes. The Foundation, established in 2006 as a public private initiative, is governed by an independent board comprising of senior government officials, eminent Indian and International academic and leaders, civil society representatives and corporate leaders. For more information, please visit the website

Project Brief

To facilitate the process of transparent and evidence informed decision making in the field of health, Government of India has created an institutional arrangement called the Health Technology Assessment in India (HTAIn) under the Department of Health Research (DHR). HTAIn is entrusted with the responsibility to collate and where needed generate evidence related to the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and safety of medicines, devices and health programs using the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) approach. Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad has been selected as a hub of HTAIn with the mandate of carrying out HTA for government and various other relevant agencies in that region.


The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the PI. S/He will perform the following tasks:

  • Extract and analyze assessment data.
  • Carry out economic evaluations.
  • Review of literature—scoping, descriptive and systematic review with meta-analysis.
  • Help in developing HTA project proposals.
  • Help in writing reports and developing manuscripts.
  • Present project brief at ethical and technical committees.
  • Carry out other related activities assigned by PI and other investigators.
  • Assist in preparing budgets.
  • Facilitate recruitment for HTA projects, data analysis and management of data repository
  • Will be required to travel within the state and to other states as well as Delhi.
    Any other tasks assigned by Supervisor/PI.



PhD/Masters in Economics /Development Economics/Public Health with specialization in health economics, health financing and health policy.


Publication in reputed peer-reviewed journals will be given weightage



  • Working post-degree in Health Economics research projects at middle to senior researcher level for 2-3 years.
  • For PhD in Economics the post-PhD experience can be relaxed to 1 years provided the thesis was aligned to any public health project or programme and there are publication(s) from it
  • Academic review (scoping and systematic)
  • Competence at biostatistics/econometrics with fluent use of statistical software (preferably R and STATA) with working knowledge of large datasets.
  • Competence at costing study of interventions and economic evaluations.
  • Good academic writing skill

Process to Apply:

Interested and eligible candidates may send their updated CV to and fill the application form–

Please mention the exact Position Code (IIPHH-HE-019) in the email subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Please note that Annual Salary (CTC) will commensurate with available skills and fitment of the incumbent as per the selection process.

Last Date of Receipt of Applications:  February 10, 2023

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