Joint Research Program by Eötvös Loránd University and MSD Hungary

Joint Research Program by Eötvös Loránd University and MSD Hungary HU
Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE; Budapest, Hungary) and MSD Pharma Hungary have committed to jointly develop a best-in-industry program designed to provide hand-on experience in conducting health economics and outcomes research (hereinafter referred to as “HEOR”) within the scope of joint research and talent development.

Program description 

Joint research project in the disease area of lung cancer, in the field of health economics and outcome research (HEOR). Additional therapeutic areas may be added to ensure the objective of talent development, i.e. to cover and improve a broad spectrum of HEOR skills of the Researcher. HEOR skills to improve and tasks to carry out during the program can include but not limited to:

  • Investigation of the disease area (e.g. unmet need, patient mapping, practice pattern)
  • Burden of illness study
  • Literature review
  • Outcome research study design/protocol development
  • Disease modeling
  • Economic modeling
  • Statistical analysis (data collection/mining, meta-analysis, etc.)
  • Writing/presenting scientific abstract, manuscript

The Researcher shall work on the research project based on the Research Work Plan with ELTE and with the support of MSD.
During the Program the Researcher shall prepare a conference presentation on the developments of the research project and shall strive to achieve publication of a related article in a renowned scientific journal.
ELTE shall provide the Researcher with the opportunity to hold at least two (2) lectures per year at ELTE for regular university students and to visit MSc lectures relevant for the Research Project. (Course attendance shall not exceed the 10% of the Researcher’s working time.)

Number of positions


Application deadline

15 September 2018

Start date

October/November 2018

Length of program

1 year full-time (with the option of extension for 1 additional year)

Educational requirements

MS/MPH/PhD/ScD/DrPH in health economics, outcomes research, epidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, statistics, health services research, or a related area


Budapest, Hungary
Time shared 50-50% at ELTE University and MSD Hungary

Percent of time doing research

90% (min)

Other requirements

- Full-time availability for the Project Term, in accordance with usual working hours
- EU citizenship
- Bearing the following skills:

  • analytical as well as problem solving skills
  • time management, planning & organizing
  • cultural awareness
  • proficiency in MS Word and MS Power Point
  • proficiency in MS Excel (Visual Basic is an advantage) and in SAS or SPSS or other equivalent statistical package

- Fluency in written and oral English; excellent communication & presentation skills

Documents to submit

CV, motivation letter, proof of language, copy of diplomas


360,000 HUF (app. 1,150 EUR, net) per month

Contact information

Dr. Balázs Nagy, MSc, PhD
Department of Health Policy & Health Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economics, ELTE University

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