JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

University of California San Diego

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Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science
Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Economics, Health Policy, and Behavioral Economics

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111469652
Date Posted: 08/18/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Economics, Health Policy, and Behavioral Economics
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: San Diego, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Health Economics
Health Policy
Behavioral Economics
Drug Abuse
Drug Policy
Salary Range: $53,000-59,000/year
Full Text of JOE Listing:

UC San Diego is seeking applications for a post-doctoral fellow (2-3 year appointment) who aspires to become independent academic researchers in the areas of health economics, health policy, or behavioral economics research on drug use and abuse.

Position Description: The fellow will work closely with Dr. Yuyan Shi on multiple projects that 1) evaluate the impacts of drug policies, 2) examine neighborhood retail environments, and 3)conduct behavioral economics experiments to understand individual responses to marketing and product variations. Drugs of interest include marijuana, tobacco, opioids, and other licit and illicit ones. The fellow will have opportunities to work with other interdisciplinary researchers in public health.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a doctoral degree in public health or social science (health economics, health policy, behavioral economics, health services, or other related fields). The ideal candidates should have strong quantitative skills of analyzing large-scale population surveys and administrative records. Strong writing and communication skills are expected. Experience in drug abuse research is preferred. Demonstrated ability in one of the following areas is an advantage: 1) applying spatial analysis tools such as ArcGIS, 2)developing and implementing complex survey questionnaires, 3) designing and implementing behavioral experiments, or 4) conducting fieldwork in communities.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2023
Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitiate, a cover letter describing research interests and experience, one writing sample, and three names of references to Dr. Yuyan Shi at