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August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

University of Pennsylvania

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Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Health Economics Postdoctoral Fellowship

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111471290
Date Posted: 12/21/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Health Economics Postdoctoral Fellowship
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Health economics
Health services research
Cost-effectiveness analyses
Long-term care
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-affiliated Penn faculty 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 leading research under the mentorship of Penn faculty and 50% of their time working on projects led by LDI-affiliated Penn faculty. 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-affiliated trainees, which includes over 200 graduate students, postdocs, and clinical fellows.

Program Details

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, 2023. 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 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Traci Chupik at

Application Requirements:
  • One-page statement describing career goals and research interests
  • Letters of Reference
  • Job Market Paper
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 03/31/2023
  • Application Deadline Has Passed