Question about job postings

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Health Economics Talent Pool?

The Health Economics Talent Pool is a CV database of It is a CV database specialized in health economists. If you are a health economist, you can register your CV in the Talent Pool. Pharmaceutical- and consulting companies and recruitment agencies use the Health Economics CV Database to find health economist candidates for their roles.

What are the criteria for being included in the Health Economics Talent Pool?

You need to be a health economist. That means that you should have health economics related education and work experience (see below). If you do not have these, unfortunately, we will not include you in the CV database.

Which education should I have?

You should have health economics related education, like a master’s degree in health economics. If you are a pharmacist, public health specialist, epidemiologist or statistician, we may include you in the CV database, if your education included health economics modules or you have done additional health economics courses. If you are an economist (without health specialization), we may include you in the database if you have worked in the healthcare or pharmaceutical sector.

Which degree should I have?

In general, a master’s degree is a minimum entry requirement for both health economics analyst and manager roles. There are not many jobs opening for bachelor’s degrees. For health economics director-level roles, you should have a master degree with several years of experience or a PhD.

How much work experience should I have?

Yes, you can register. However, the possibilities for finding your first health economic job, without previous work experience, via the CV database are quite limited. Don’t get discouraged. All experienced health economists have started somewhere. Therefore, you should continue your efforts to find an internship or a thesis project in the pharmaceutical sector. After that, update your CV in the database. With the new work experience, you will have much better chances of finding a new junior role.

What is health economics related work experience?

With this we mean, work experience that is relevant to health economist roles in the pharmaceutical companies. For example, you have carried out costing and cost-effectiveness analyses, worked on health economic dossiers or HTA submissions, preferably in a pharmaceutical or consulting companies. Or alternatively, you have carried out health economic research projects in a university.

Why you do not include other professionals?

The Health Economics Talent Pool is specialized in health economics professionals. We want to maintain the focus and provide our clients with relevant CV database services.

What do you do with my CV?

We use your CV and other information you provide for recruitment purposes. We store it in the Health Economics CV database and share it with our client companies who are recruiting health economists, like you. Some client companies prefer to receive your CV right away after you have registered in the CV database, while other companies make separate requests for CVs of candidates who are suitable for their current health economist roles.

Will my current employer get my CV?

No, we do not share your CV with your current employer.

What happens when I upload my CV?

You receive an email confirming that we have received your CV. Next, we review your CV to ensure that you fulfil the requirements (see the requirement section) and add it in the Health Economics CV database. After that, your CV is shared with our client companies and is available for CV search requests from companies.

How will companies contact me?

Interested companies will contact you via email or call you. Some may also approach you through LinkedIn. We ask them to mention that they received your CV via the Health Economics CV Database.

Are companies going to contact me?

It depends on your qualifications and how good your CV is, and the roles that the client companies are currently recruiting for. Also, the need for working permits plays a role. In general, there are more candidates and competition for junior roles. On the other hand, for senior roles, there are not enough qualified candidates. If you are an experienced health economist, you are quite likely to be contacted.

How quickly will the companies react?

As in any recruitment process, sometimes your phone may ring right away, and at times you are approached a couple of months later when you have almost forgotten that you sent your CV. Therefore, if you are looking for a new job, it is important to keep your CV up-to-date in the database (see Updating my CV).

What kind of profiles companies are looking for?

Our clients, who are subscribed to the CV database, are typically interested in recruiting experienced health economists. For example, candidates who have health economics education and at least 2 – 3 years of work experience in the pharmaceutical industry. More experience you have the better. The companies are also looking for candidates for their junior health economist roles.

Do I need to create an account?

No, you do not need an account to register in the Health Economics Talent Pool. In general, we only collect information that is needed and useful for helping you to find a new job. Just fill in the short CV registration form and send your CV.

What does it cost?

The Health Economics CV Database is free for the candidates. Companies pay for the use.

What file format should I use?

You can upload your CV as a Word or PDF document.

Which language should I use in my CVs?

The pharmacoeconomic market is very international. English is the most used language in the sector. Therefore, you will have more chances with a CV in English. A German, French or Spanish CV will do, if you are primarily interested in working in these countries.

Am I allowed to work in the EU, the UK or Switzerland?

The majority of the companies recruiting health economists via the Health Economics Talent Pool are based in the EU, the UK or Switzerland. Please consult official websites on the work permits requirements for non-nationals in these countries.

How do I update my CV?

You can update your CV simply by re-submitting the CV registration form.

How do I update my contact details?

You should keep your contact details; email and phone number, up-to-date. Otherwise, you might miss opportunities. You can update your contact details and your CV simply by re-submitting the CV registration form.

How do I remove my information?

You can remove your details from the CV database by sending a request to info (at)

Is the CV database GDPR compliance?

Yes, the Health Economics Talent Pool and the website Cookie Policy are GDPR compliant.

Health economist CV database

FAQs about job advertisements

I want to try advertising a health economist role. Do you have a free trial?

Unfortunately, we don’t have a free trial. You can start with posting a single job ad, which is a small and low-risk investment. You get a 30-day money-back guarantee if you are unsatisfied with the service. You can post a single job ad: here.

How many health economists see my job ad? is visited consistently by over 2,000 health economists each month. Most of them go through the main job page, where your job ad is. Moreover, your job ad is shared in the weekly health economics job newsletter, with over 1,000 subscribers. You can see the monthly stats of the job board: here.

How many applications will I get?

It depends. The location and seniority of your role influence this. For example, for a junior analyst job in London, you get more applications than a director role in Finland. Also, how good the text of your job ad is and what the requirements are, play a role. The health economist job market is tight, especially with experienced candidates. The value of our service is not determined by the volume of applications but by you being able to reach the right health economists at the right time and get applications from them.

How do I receive the applications?

You have two options: 1) you can get applications directly to your email, or 2) candidates are sent to your career page where they apply for the role. Just fill in your preference in the email or website for the applications field when you post a job.

How do I know which application I got via

If the applications are sent to your email, you’ll receive an automatic email every time someone applies for your role. Unfortunately, when the candidates use your career page, we cannot track who these persons are. Maybe your IT can help you with this. Moreover, “leakage” from our job board to your career pages cannot be measured. For example, a health economist reads about your new position in our newsletter on her mobile during a workday, but she applies for the role on her home computer next weekend. This application cannot be attributed to our job board.

What are the free job ads?

To provide job-seeking health economists with additional relevant content, we post some health economics jobs for free. However, the publication of these jobs is always delayed by 14 days. Moreover, these jobs have limited visibility due to their lower position on the website. We select which roles are published. Would you like to use the full visibility of the specialised job board and reach job-seeking health economists? You can advertise your company’s health economics jobs: here.

Do you keep copies of the CV I get?

No, the applications you get are yours only. Unlike many other job boards, candidates don’t need to register before applying for your role. This is convenient for the candidates, and you get more applications. The only exception is when the candidate chooses to include his/her CV in our Health Economics Talent Pool.

We use other job boards. Why should we use yours?

General jobs boards have impressive visitor numbers, but they tend to reach only a limited number of health economists. You may spend a lot on pay-per-click advertising and get many views, but only a few qualified applications. is a specialised job board for health economists. On our job board, your health economics roles reach over 2,000 health economists each month. Moreover, your job ad is shared in the weekly health economics jobs newsletter with over 1,000 subscribers.

We are using a recruitment agency. Why should I use your job board?

Our goal is to help you to hire health economists by yourself. We believe that in most cases, the fees of recruitment agencies are disproportionate. Our job board offers you an opportunity to create significant cost savings. But, of course, you can always keep your options open and continue using the agencies – in parallel with our specialised job board. One of the reasons why many companies still rely on recruitment agencies is because health economists got used to being recruited. There was no specialised platform for reaching them. Our service is your ticket to reach them directly.