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Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Title: Post-Doctoral Fellowship

  • Employer: University of California, San Diego (Economics Recruitment)
  • Location: United States
  • Position Type: Post-Doc
  • Deadline: May 31, 2017

  • Job Description:

    he Department of Economics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is pleased to announce a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship with the “Payments and Governance Research Project” for 2017-2019. The successful candidate will work with Professors Karthik Muralidharan, Paul Niehaus, and Sandip Sukhtankar (UVA) to design and initiate new randomized control trials (RCTs) evaluating reforms to the design and delivery of India’s subsidy programs leveraging new biometric payments infrastructure to replace commodity subsidies with income transfers. The position offers the opportunity to join a research partnership with a strong track record of high-quality publication and policy impact; is likely to lead to several co-authored papers; and is designed to help the selected candidate launch a successful academic career with a strong research pipeline.

    The position is open to a candidate who has earned a PhD in Economics, Public Policy or another quantitative social science field with a focus on development, public, or labor economics. The candidate should have demonstrated ability to produce high quality research papers. Significant applied econometrics skills are expected. In addition to candidates with a background in field experiments, and program evaluation, we also encourage applications from candidates with strong training in structural modeling and estimation techniques who are interested in embedding experiments in structural models for better out of sample predictions and welfare estimation. We also highly value strong organizational and people management skills. Experience in developing countries and impact evaluation is a plus.

    The two-year position will be based at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Based on mutual agreement, the duration can be as short as 15 months or as long as 3 years. The target start date for the position is summer 2017, with some flexibility on the exact start date.

    Offer terms will be competitive and designed to attract candidates considering faculty offers at leading research universities. The successful candidate will be based at UCSD and be a fully integrated member of the UCSD economics community; with travel to India as required.

    Applicants are requested to submit the following materials:
    • A cover letter applying for the position
    • Full CV and list of publications
    • Your job market paper and other papers (if relevant)
    • Academic transcripts (unofficial versions are fine)
    • Request reference letters to be directly uploaded through UC Recruit.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but it is highly recommended that you apply before December 31, 2016 for full consideration. If possible, applicants will be interviewed at the American Economic Association meetings in Chicago on January 6 and 7, 2017.

    Applications are accepted through UC Recruit only. Please follow the direct link to apply

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within faculty, staff, and student body. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.