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Postdoctoral Scholar – The Nicholas C. Petris Center of Health Care
Markets and Consumer Welfare – School of Public Health


Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar-Employee

Salary range: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley Postdoctoral Scholar salary scale.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: October 01, 2021
Position duration: The initial appointment is for one year, with renewal based on performance and funding availability


Open date: June 18th, 2021

Last review date: Saturday, Jul 3, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Nicholas C. Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks applications for a full-time Postdoctoral-Employee position in the area of health economics or health policy. The Petris Center is a health economics research center that focuses on empirical research on important health policy topics. Our mission is to guide public policy by assembling data and conducting the research needed to understand today’s complex healthcare markets. The Petris Center focuses on consumer protection, affordability, and access to health care, especially for low- and middle-income individuals. Our current research is centered on market concentration, competition, and regulation within healthcare markets, as well as topical issues in mental health, the health workforce, integrated care, and universal health insurance initiatives, particularly in California. More information about the Petris Center can be found at:

Position Description:
The Postdoctoral-Employee will work independently and as part of the Petris Center research team working on Petris Center studies (see above and, with a focus on analyzing the effects of markets and regulations on healthcare prices, healthcare quality, and insurer premiums, leading to reports and peer-reviewed publications. Key responsibilities include research design, data acquisition and analysis, interpretation of results, and writing manuscripts, reports, and grant applications.

The position provides full benefits.

University of California Postdoctoral Scholars are exclusively represented by the United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW):


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree). The candidate should have no more than four years of post-degree research experience by start date.
Preferred qualifications

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) in economics, health policy, or a related field
  • Expertise in the U.S. healthcare system and its institutions
  • Demonstrated experience with quasi-experiential research designs and econometric methods, including causal inference modelling
  • Experience with cleaning, merging, and analyzing large healthcare datasets, including healthcare claims, clinical records, and markets
  • Publication record that demonstrates productivity in health economics and health services research
  • Two years of graduate student or professional research experience
  • Two years of experience using statistical software


Document requirements

  • Cover Letter – 1-2 pages.

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research – Include a section discussing skill level and experience with statistical software.

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)

We request contact information for your dissertation chair or a committee member.

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