Health Economics Associate


The Partnership’s Cancer Systems, Performance and Innovation Division drives improvements in Canada’s cancer system through data, research, economic modelling and innovations such as digital healthcare. This division monitors emerging health technologies and leverages data systems to determine gaps and opportunities for improvements in cancer care and informs internal partners on innovative approaches, international best practice and compelling evidence to support key partnership decision making. The division enhances regional integration, with leads located across the country with the mandate of increasing responsiveness to local cancer care needs and opportunities. This division also leads data collection, analysis and reporting to Canadians on the performance of the cancer system and progress of the Partnership and its partners in delivering on the eight priorities of the 2019-2029 Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control.

The Health Economics Associate supports the Cancer Systems, Performance & Innovation Division in carrying out projects and initiatives to achieve organizational priorities. Reporting to the Manager, Health Policy, Measurement and Evaluation and working closely with the Lead, Health Economics, the Associate will provide content-specific expertise on health economics with a view to advancing pan-Canadian initiatives in economic evaluation and health system sustainability. The Associate will collaborate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to support the application of health economics in a number of domains, including but not limited to OncoSim microsimulation modelling and health economic evaluations in areas such as tobacco control, alcohol, early palliative intervention, cancer screening, and cancer treatment. The Associate will also support knowledge mobilization activities, such as the development of reports, presentations, abstracts, manuscripts, and other knowledge products.

Core responsibilities and activities

Program specific responsibilities

  • Provides strategic and timely advice and expert counsel to the Director, Performance; Manager, Health Policy, Measurement and Evaluation; Lead, Health Economics; Expert Lead, Health Economics; and program areas (including other Expert Leads) to support the planning, analysis and implementation of work related to health economics and other portfolio-specific initiatives, as requested
  • Collaborates with the program team to conduct economic analysis, develops modelling projections, and supports initiatives pertaining to health system sustainability
  • Supports the cross-cutting functionality of embedding a health economic lens across the organization by working with program areas to understand the application of health economics in the context of their work
  • Assists key partners with the use of OncoSim to support evidence-based decision-making in cancer control
  • Assists the Director, Performance; Manager, Health Policy, Measurement and Evaluation; Lead, Health Economics; and the program team as necessary


  • Attends and makes presentations at internal and external meetings and conferences
  • Communicates with internal and external teams regarding status of ongoing work
  • Provides guidance to internal partners of the needs from an economic perspective
  • Collaborates and consults with Partnership staff for advice and/or opinion as appropriate


The Partnership’s core competencies are a key element to reviewing performance. While the duties and responsibilities of a position tell you the “what,” the competencies tell you the “how.” We have developed five universal competencies which we expect to be exhibited by all employees regardless of level or position, as well as five leadership competencies which we expect to be exhibited by staff in people management positions.

Universal competencies

  • Inclusive – values diversity and applies an equity lens; consciously thinks about who needs to be included
  • Agile – is constantly adapting to partners, priorities and outcomes; is committed to continuous learning and improvement; promotes new ways of doing things
  • Collaborative – partners and builds strong relationships; works effectively with team members, focusing on delivering individual contributions to meet collective outcomes
  • Outcomes-focused – focuses on the ultimate impact, priorities work with a focus on underserved groups
  • Systems-thinking – connects the dots between their work and the broader system, has political acuity

Experience and qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Economics/Health Economics, Health Policy, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, or related discipline, or combination of comparable education and experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in conducting health economic modelling analyses
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive)
  • In-depth understanding of economic analysis, including experience in reviewing and conducting economic evaluations, budget impact analyses and decision analytic modelling
  • Previous experience in health technology assessment, economic evaluation or related research
  • Demonstrated ability in statistical analysis, critical appraisal and systematic literature review
  • Bilingual in both English and French is an asset
  • Understanding of the Canadian healthcare system and knowledge of the decision-making processes with the federal/provincial/territorial jurisdictions and broad knowledge of research methods used in the development and application of health technology assessments and/or health economic research
  • Sound knowledge of clinical epidemiology
  • Understanding of health services research methods

Apply now

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter combined in one file in Word or PDF format to:

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Details

Reports to:

Manager, Health Policy, Measurement and Evaluation


Downtown Toronto (work from home until the expected return to the office in 2022)

Employment category:

Full-time up to 12-month contract

Job level:

6 equivalent

Posting date:

June 29, 2021


Open until role is filled