JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

University of Michigan

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Institute for Social Research
Populations Studies Center
Post-Doctoral Fellow

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111464244
Date Posted: 11/08/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
J0 -- General
I0 -- General
H0 -- General
Applied economics
Economic demography
Economic history
Labor Economics
Health Economics
Machine learning
Data linking
Public Policy
Salary Range: Salary is highly competitive
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Population Studies Center in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan invites applications for a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship. The post-doctoral scholar will collaborate with investigators working on the Longitudinal, Intergenerational Family Electronic Microdata (LIFE-M) project. LIFE-M studies four generations of U.S. families linked using vital records combined with census information. Funded by the NSF and NIH, this study pioneers new data linking methods, creates new data for public use, and uses these data to document changes in intergenerational mobility and health over the 20th century, the long-run effects of early childhood interventions, and the impacts of public policies.

The post-doctoral scholar will help expand data linkages to new data sources, and carry out econometric analyses of linked data independently and as part of a team. The position also includes management of staff programmers and research assistants supporting these activities.

Requirements for the position are a Ph.D. in Economics, Public Policy, or a closely-related field, experience in data linking and applied econometric methods, familiarity with relevant software and programming tools (Python, R and Stata), and strong programming and writing skills.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2020
Application Instructions:
Applicants may initiate the process by submitting a letter describing how their scholarly activities and interests relate to the LIFE-M project. Make sure to mention your experiences and proficiency with statistical software packages such as R. Please include a CV, three letters of reference or names of three references, and up to two recent publications or writing samples. Salary is highly competitive.

Please send applications, nominations and inquiries electronically to or by mail to Population Studies Center Search Committee, Director’s Office, Population Studies Center, Suite 2116, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248, Attn: Carol Bowen. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.