Center for Health technology Assessment Semmelweis University (SE; Budapest, Hungary) and MSD Pharma Hungary have committed to jointly develop a best-in-industry program designed to provide hand-on experience in conducting real world data analysis and epidemiology studies within the scope of joint research and talent development. We are looking for a scientific driven, creative and well-structured mind who is passionate about challenges that are to be solved his unique skills in analyzing complex data sets and manage multi-level projects. 

Program description

Joint research project in the disease area of lung cancer, in the field of real-world data analysis and epidemiology studies. Additional therapeutic areas may be added to ensure the objective of talent development (breast cancer, colon cancer, Head and Neck cancer i.e.), to cover and improve a broad spectrum of retrospective observational study skills of the Researcher. Skills to improve and tasks to carry out during the program can include but not limited to:

– Burden of illness study

– Literature review and scientific summary presentation on given disease area

– Investigation of the disease area (e.g., incidence, mortality, survival patient pathway, practice pattern)

-Outcome research study design/protocol development

– 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 SE 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, and besides, Researcher became team member of an active research team on epidemiology field, having opportunity to develop her/his scientific value.



Number of positions



Application deadline


September  15th  2022.

Start date

September 30th  2022.


Length of program


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


Educational requirements


MS/MPH/PhD/ScD/DrPH in outcomes research, epidemiology, statistics, health services research, health economics or a related area OR MD with proven experience in performing applied medical research




Budapest, Hungary

Time shared 50-50% at SE and MSD Hungary


Other requirements

– Full-time availability for the Project Term, in accordance with usual working hours

– EU citizenship

– Bearing the following skills:

o   medical science background

o   good analytical skills

o   creative, innovative, experienced problem-solver personality

o   result driven, self-motivated

o   perform well in collaborative environment, quick adaptation

o   time management, planning & organizing

o   cultural awareness

o   proficiency in MS Word and MS Power Point

o   proficiency in MS Excel (Visual Basic is an advantage) and in SAS or SPSS or STATA or R 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




825 000 HUF / month


Contact information


Prof. Dr. Vokó Zoltán

Center for Health Technology Assessment, Semmelweis University