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Post-doctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University

Post-doctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University

We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow with strong empirical methods skills and interests in health policy and health economics research, to work under the supervision of Professor Bernard Black, at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law and Kellogg School of Management (see, in collaboration with other researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and George Washington University on empirical health policy projects.  A central initial project involves analyzing the results from a large-scale randomized antibody testing for COVID-19 in Milwaukee, linking the test results to health records, viral test results, surveys, and other information about the tested persons to estimate the true COVID population infection rate and progression from infection to hospitalization or death, as a function of personal and demographic factors.  

The position is a two year, full-time appointment that provides a competitive stipend and benefits (first year guaranteed, second depends on satisfactory first-year performance).  The post-doctoral fellow will consult with and assist Professor Black and other faculty members at Northwestern, MCW, and George Washington on experimental design, data collection and management, and data analysis, and have the opportunity participate as a coauthor on publishable research projects in health economics, law and economics, and health services research. We invite applications from candidates with advanced training in relevant disciplines, including economics, political science, psychology, public policy, sociology, and statistics.  

Opportunities include:

  • Working closely with Prof. Black and other experienced researchers on the design and conduct of empirical research projects – both your own projects and joint projects;
  • Improving and extending your own methods knowledge and writing skills;
  • Having sufficient unallocated time to complete research projects begun during your PhD work;
  • Working with experienced investigators to prepare grant applications;
  • Participating in and presenting work in research seminars and academic conferences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline by 2020;
  • Strong empirical research skills;
  • Proficiency with Stata, SAS, or similar statistical software programs.

Please submit a cover letter, current C.V., a copy of your graduate transcript, and two letters of recommendation to, preferably by 15 March 2021.

Northwestern is an equal opportunity employer.  We will seek to hire the best candidate for the position, without regard to sex, race, sexual orientation, religion, or any of the other factors we are not supposed to care about (and in fact do not care about).