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August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Stanford University

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Immigration Policy Lab
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Data Science, Health)

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111466081
Date Posted: 11/15/2020
Date Inactive: 01/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Data Science, Health)
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Stanford, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Causal Inference
Health policy
Salary Range: Competitive
Full Text of JOE Listing:

We are looking for two postdoctoral fellows with extensive experience and training in data science and immigration policy and health to join our team and help grow our portfolio of digital tools related to immigrant and refugee integration around the globe. Both will work under the guidance of Professors Jens Hainmueller, David Laitin, and Jeremy Weinstein.

The data scientist postdoc will lead data analysis for research projects and develop innovative digital tools related to immigration policy, programs, and services. She or he will be involved in all aspects of the research, but with a particular emphasis on data science, causal inference, machine learning,statistical analysis,
and programming.

The health postdoc will design and implement immigration policy evaluations and conduct rigorous quantitative analyses using advanced methods of causal inference. She or he will be involved in all aspects of the research, but with a particular emphasis on identification, data acquisition, data analysis, and interpretation of results. The project team includes the Stanford School of Medicine, Oregon Heath & Science University, and the Duke School of Medicine to evaluate the effects of immigration and health policy on the intergenerational health of immigrant families.

For full position descriptions and to apply:
Data Science -
Health -

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2021
Application Instructions:
Applications will only be accepted through We will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2020. Applicants who have questions about the position may contact the executive director of the Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford University, Duncan Lawrence, directly (, Subject: Immigration Lab Postdoc (Data Science) 2020).