JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022
Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Health services research
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is a two-year position for recent graduates of doctoral programs in economics or related disciplines who are interested in working in cross-disciplinary environments.
The goal of the program is to help postdoctoral fellows launch a successful academic career through mentored research, didactic coursework, and professional development opportunities. Postdoctoral fellows will collaborate with LDI Senior Fellows on research projects, design and implement original studies, conduct data analyses, and lead scientific publications.
LDI postdoctoral fellows typically complete 2-3 research projects during their two-year appointment. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to spend 50% of their time working on projects that advance their personal research agenda and 50% of their time working on projects led by LDI Senior Fellows. Through these collaborations, LDI postdoctoral fellows gain exposure to the team science of health economics and services research. They also are integrated into the larger community of LDI Associate Fellows, which includes over 100 postdocs, clinical fellows, and other trainees.
We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in industrial organization, cost-effectiveness analyses, microsimulation modeling, and other health technology evaluation techniques. Potential projects include work on long-term care, alternative payment models, end of life care, interventions to increase physical activity, liver transplant care, obstetrical/gynecologic care, and lung cancer screening.
To be eligible, individuals must have completed doctoral training in economics or a related discipline.
Postdoctoral fellows will receive a competitive stipend, annual allowances for travel and research, and workspace at LDI on Penn’s campus. The University also provides a medical, vision, dental, and life insurance benefits package.
Start date will be arranged in consultation with a faculty mentor but can be as early as July 1, 2022. Please note that this program is administered by LDI and funded by internal and project funds.
We will start reviewing applications immediately and will begin scheduling interviews in January/February 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact Molly Candon, PhD at .
- One-page statement describing career goals and research interests
- Letters of Reference
- Job Market Paper
- Cover Letter