Postdoctoral Research Associate in Population-Environment

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Population-Environment Research

The Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with expertise in population-environment research to work with Associate Professor Elizabeth Fussell and her collaborator, Professor Narayan Sastry (University of Michigan), on a study of the long-term outcomes of the Hurricane Katrina-affected population of New Orleans.

Responsibilities: The Postdoctoral Research Associate will participate in data analyses, literature reviews, manuscript production for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at scientific conferences, especially the Population Association of America. Publications stemming from the designated research projects will likely be co-authored with Fussell and other co-investigators on those projects. The Postdoctoral Research Associate is encouraged to lead one or more of these papers and to publish their independent research.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate position will start between January 1 and August 1, 2020. The term of appointment is one year, with the possibility of renewal.


A Ph.D. in a social science discipline with a specialization in demography. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. requirement prior to the start of the position.

Theoretical and empirical familiarity with the field of environment and migration; experience in statistical and spatial data analysis and survey methods; advanced programming in Stata or another statistical package; excellent writing ability. Special Sworn Status with the Census Bureau is a plus, and a successful applicant without this status will be assisted in obtaining it.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your application at: and include the following materials: (1) letter of application, (2) a two-to-five page research statement detailing your substantive and methodological research experience, (3) CV, and (4) one or two recent samples of published work (listed as “Other Document” under application documents). In addition, candidates should submit three letters of reference via the online system at the time of the application.

Application review will begin December 15, but the position will remain open to accept additional applications until the position filled.

Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Elizabeth Fussell ([email protected]).