JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

University of Michigan

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Institute for Social Research
Survey Research Center
Assistant Research Scientist

JOE ID Number: 2021-01_111466516
Date Posted: 02/08/2021
Date Inactive: 07/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Research Scientist
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I2 -- Education and Research Institutions
Salary Range: negotiable
Full Text of JOE Listing:

University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center within the Institute for Social Research invites applications for an Assistant Research Scientist for the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID).

Building on the experience of the Child Development Supplement collection of saliva from children and co-resident parents, this new project will collect saliva from non-resident family members. The scientist will collaborate with the PSID leadership team and other colleagues on expanding the data to include genomic data and other contextual data and will work closely with SRC researchers identifying biosocial processes that influence health and wellbeing across the life course. Specifically, the individual will:

• Coordinate collection, processing, and dissemination of genomic data;
• Coordinate processing and evaluation of saliva samples;
• Prepare documentation including technical papers and related user materials;
• Conduct user outreach through presentations at workshops and scientific meetings;
• Develop agenda and prepare proposals for funded research, both independently and as part of the research team, and
• Coordinate with Michigan Center for the Demography of Aging to enhance the contextual database available to PSID users, including Covid-19 contextual data.

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

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/31/2021
Application Instructions:
Interested applicants will submit a cover letter describing their scholarly activities, any funded research programs and plans, and interest in the Survey Research Center; a curriculum vitae; list of references; and up to three recent publications. All applicants must submit their applications on our online applications site, Interfolio, at

Please direct questions or inquiries to Reference #83105