Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Postdoctoral Fellow, Role of Occupational Segregation on Older Adult Health

Posted: 2/4/2019 (Employment)

Postdoctoral Fellow for a Research Project on the Role of Occupational Segregation by Race/Ethnicity and Immigrant Status on Older Adult Health

Post-doctoral fellow for a new project on the role of occupational segregation by race/ethnicity and immigrant status and its effects on older adult health in the United States. The main focus is on the higher rate of functional limitations by age among the native-born and immigrant Latino/Hispanic population.

The availability of the position is contingent on research grant funding. If funding is available as expected, this position will begin in the summer or fall of 2019 and be for one year. It is renewable for a second year contingent on excellent job performance and continued funding.

Candidates are required to have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in demography, sociology or other social science field, public health, public policy, or statistics. All requirements for the degree must be completed before the position begins. Candidates must have strong statistical skills, hands-on experience with quantitative research, and excellent Stata and/or R programming skills and experience. Candidates must work well in a collaborative research environment and have good interpersonal skills. Excellent professional writing is also essential. Experience working with complex social survey data (e.g., HRS, PSID, NLSY, etc.) is strongly preferred.

This position can be held either at the Office of Population Research, Princeton University, or at the California Center for Population Research, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The successful applicant will collaborate with researchers at both institutions and also have some time for his/her own research.

To apply, applicants should submit a brief cover letter describing why they are interested in the position, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and two letters of recommendation. Submit all applications to Rachel Veerman, rveerman@ucla.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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Location: Office of Population Research, Princeton University, or California Center for Population Research, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)