About Ossian

Ossian is a small-scale, highly successful health economics consultancy based in Basel, Switzerland. We specialize in research and analysis that supports healthcare decision making around the world, potentially affecting the lives of millions of people. Our multidisciplinary team is made up of skilled specialists (primarily from a life sciences background) with experience in health economic evaluation and medical writing across a broad range of therapeutic areas. Our clients include international pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of medical devices and diagnostics, and we maintain close collaborations with academia. More information about Ossian is available on our home page.

Current Vacancies

Junior Health Economist, Basel, Switzerland

The Position

We are looking for a full-time Junior Health Economist to join our team. The position offers a stimulating, varied and rewarding environment where you'll have the opportunity to be involved in many different aspects of our business. As part of our team, you will:

  • Prepare and publish literature reviews and research manuscripts in medical/health economic journals, as well as abstracts, posters and presentations for international congresses
  • Develop models and perform different types of health economic analyses
  • Learn to effectively communicate value of our clients' products and prepare global value dossiers and other documents for reimbursement submission
  • Drive creative side projects to enhance personal development and/or generate new business opportunities


We are looking for graduate or post-graduate candidates qualified in biological, medical or life sciences, health economics, economics or statistics:

  • BA/BSc in a biological or biomedical science, health economics or a related discipline is essential (minimum 2:1 or equivalent)
  • A post-graduate qualification in a related discipline would be advantageous (but not essential)

Skill Set

To thrive at Ossian, you should have the following skills:

  • High level of literacy, with the ability to appraise evidence critically and write reports in clear, concise language
  • High level of numeracy and analytic skills, ideally with evidence of application of these skills in a work or academic setting
  • Competence in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and an interest in learning relevant modeling and statistical packages
  • Good understanding of and an interest in healthcare
  • Keen attention to detail

We are looking for candidates with these personal attributes:

  • Willingness to meet the high standards of the company and our clients
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with co-workers and external clients
  • Drive to learn new techniques and explore new therapeutic areas
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written) with a high standard of written scientific English


Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae or résumé to: Applications should be received no later than November 1, 2020.

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