Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Postdoctoral Research Associate

The PSTC invites applications for multiple postdoctoral positions to start on or around July 1, 2024. The initial term of appointment is one year, but reappointment for a second year is expected, subject to satisfactory performance. We welcome applications from candidates with a Ph.D. in a relevant social science discipline (e.g., anthropology, economics, sociology, demography, public policy, or related) at the time of appointment. We also welcome applicants with financial support from other sources, including the NIH F32 Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship. Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Associates are expected to spend their time working on independent research, and they may also collaborate with one or more mentors among our faculty affiliates. In addition, Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Research Associates are expected to be active members of the PSTC community (e.g., participate in relevant workshops, regularly attend weekly PSTC Colloquia, present their work to the PSTC community, present research at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meetings, and submit one or more articles for publication). 

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Research Data Analyst

The PSTC invites applications for a Research Data Analyst to work with the research group, Opportunity Insights. The team’s mission is to develop scalable policy solutions that will empower families throughout the United States to rise out of poverty and achieve better life outcomes. This mission is pursued primarily by conducting rigorous, scientific research that harnesses the power of “big data” using an interdisciplinary approach. Current projects study the long-term impacts of neighborhoods, the role of colleges as a pathway to upward mobility, how social networks may affect poverty, and the impacts of historical place-based policies on residents. Results from these projects have appeared in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal and have been widely cited in policy discussions, including the President's State of the Union address. This position will contribute to the mission by conducting data analysis and statistical development; writing academic papers and preparing presentations; communicating with team members, media and other project relevant partners; gathering and cleaning datasets.

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Lead Data Analyst

The PSTC invites applications for a Lead Data Analyst to work with Professor Elizabeth Fussell on several projects involving the analysis of data on the health and mobility outcomes of disaster-affected populations. The Lead Data Analyst will participate in data management, statistical analysis, assist with grant proposals, manuscript production for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at scientific conferences. Publications stemming from the designated research projects may be co-authored with Professor Fussell and other co-investigators. 

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