Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Postdoc Appointment- Maxwell X Lab

Posted: 10/26/2019 (Employment)

The Maxwell X Lab in the Center for Policy Research (CPR) at Syracuse University invites applications for a Walters Postdoctoral Scholar. The Walters Postdoctoral Scholar should have training in behavioral science with applications for the public sector and/or training in public policy analysis with an interest in behavioral science. The Walters Postdoctoral Fellow will work with Professor Leonard Lopoo and other X Lab staff on behavioral interventions in the public sector and publish research on findings from these interventions. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed randomized controlled trials and who has established a search program designed to test how behavioral science can inform the public sector. In addition to assisting with randomized controlled trials (RCTs), the Walters Postdoctoral Scholar will work with researchers to conduct analyses of secondary data, assist with current X Lab projects, coauthor peer-reviewed publications, and present research at conferences.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Demography, Sociology, Economics, Public Policy, or a related discipline at the start date. Preference will be given to applicants with strong quantitative skills, experience analyzing large datasets, and experience running RCTs. The applicant must be in residence for the two-year period.

Required materials include:
1. Cover letter.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Two-page research statement.
4. Two representative papers. Peer-reviewed publications are preferred. Dissertation chapters are also acceptable, as long as they are under 20 pages.
5. Three letters of reference submitted to the SU online application site by the letter writers.

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Deadline: 11/15/2019

Location: Syracuse University