Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Let’s shape the future - University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp (UA) is a dynamic, forward-thinking university. We offer an innovative academic education to more than 20 000 students, conduct pioneering scientific research and play an important service-providing role in society. We are one of the largest, most international and most innovative employers in the region. With more than 6000 employees from 100 different countries, we are helping to build tomorrow's world every day. Through top scientific research, we push back boundaries and set a course for the future – a future that you can help to shape. 

The Centre for Health Economics Research and Modelling Infectious Diseases (CHERMID) is part of the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute (VAXINFECTIO) at the UA and of the SIMID consortium. CHERMID is a multidisciplinary research centre conducting methodological and applied research on mathematical modelling and the economics of public health, mainly vaccination. VAXINFECTIO, including CHERMID, is involved in several European Commission funded projects and is Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization.

CHERMID in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is looking for a postdoctoral Research Fellow.


  • You will support various research projects at CHERMID, collaborating closely with other researchers with complementary skills.
  • In particular, you will undertake data management and in-depth statistical analysis of data from the RESCEU project ( and the Great Corona Study. This includes estimating health-related quality-of life.
  • You will also use and help develop simulation modeling tools to estimate the cost-effectiveness of vaccination strategies.
  • You will report study results in writing and orally in the national and international scientific community.
  • You will develop new research proposals in this field.


  • You hold a Master degree in economics (eg, Applied, Social or Health Economics, Commercial Engineering), statistics, biostatistics, pharmaceutical or biomedical sciences and you have obtained a doctoral degree relevant to the subject of health economics and/or epidemiological or disease burden data analysis
  • You can demonstrate very good study results.
  • You can demonstrate very good quantitative skills.
  • You can demonstrate very good writing skills.
  • You have good communicative skills, and a collaborative and multidisciplinary interest.
  • You have thorough knowledge of English, both oral and written.
  • Thorough knowledge of Dutch and/or French is an asset, but not required.
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.

What we offer

  • We offer a position in line with your experience for a period of one year. Following a positive evaluation and sufficiently available funds, the position can be renewed once for a three-year period. 
  • The planned start date is  1st August 2021 or as soon as possible after that date.
  • You will do most of your work at campus Drie Eiken in Antwerp in a dynamic and stimulating working environment. Working from home is also possible.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here.

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including 22nd June 2021 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on the 'Apply' button, complete the online application form and be sure to include the following attachments: a motivation letter and your CV.
  • The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure. Please make a note of the following dates: 29nd June 2021 and/or 1st July 2021 (interview).
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Prof. Philippe Beutels (

The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.