Post-Doctoral Researcher in Cross-National Demography of Family Structure and Health

Pennsylvania State University College of the Liberal Arts Sociology

United States

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Cross-National Demography of Family Structure and Health

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts


The Population Research Institute in the Social Science Research Institute at Penn State (University Park) seeks a qualified candidate to collaborate with Dr. Ashton Verdery, Dr. Rachel Margolis (University of Western Ontario), and other colleagues on a National Institute of Aging funded research grant. This position will be devoted to research related to patterns of family structure and population health in aging populations around the world. This position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the position start-date. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop their own research program in addition to collaborating with the research team. A background in demography, sociology, economics, health sciences, gerontology, or statistics is preferred. We are especially interested in candidates who are strong writers and have expertise in survey methodology and data analysis, with proficiency in R and/or Stata. Experience working with a research team and knowledge of advanced demographic techniques is desired. We seek a candidate who is self-motivated, detail-oriented, responsible, team-oriented, and creative, with excellent interpersonal, written communication, and organizational skills. Please submit a brief cover letter describing relevant experience, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information (name, current position title, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address) for three professional references electronically. This is a one year fixed-term appointment with high likelihood of an additional year of funding. The position start date is flexible but is expected to begin between March 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020. Applicants who wish to work remotely will be considered. Review of applications begins on January 10, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience; travel and research support is budgeted for the Postdoctoral Scholar to attend annual conferences, training workshops, and obtain necessary materials and software.

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