Cornell University, CVM Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-PMDS-VETECONPOST [#16964, WDR-00023926]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate in Applied Economics and Neill Lab
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Veterinary Medicine / Applied Economics
Appl Deadline:2020/12/07 11:59PMhelp popup filled (posted 2020/09/24, listed until 2020/12/08)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Associate Position in Applied Economics in the Neill Lab

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

The Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate, with an outstanding record of independent research in economics, to carry out interdisciplinary research projects to join the Neill Lab. Projects may include analyzing profitability of payment plans for veterinary clinics, analyzing consumer behavior for various food products, determining the economic impact of new policies on antibiotic resistance in food and livestock, examining the cross-market impact of animal diseases, among others. Every attempt will be made to align projects with the candidate’s field(s) of expertise. Experience with consumer behavior, panel data, and/or time series models is desired. Effective written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work in a team, are essential for participating in our multi-disciplinary team. A proven track record of writing scientific papers and grant proposals is desired. Successful candidate should possess a strong work ethic, creativity, enthusiasm, and attention to detail.

The Neill Lab conducts research in many areas related to food policy, consumer behavior, labor and education, and veterinary economics. The Neill lab is part of the new Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship (CVBE) at Cornell University. The CVBE is a collaboration between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the S.C. Johnson College of Business. Located in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Services at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, our research is primarily focused on exploring issues related to various economic issues surrounding the veterinary medicine industry. In addition, our lab has funded research related to consumer behavior, food policy, and food marketing. We use a wide range of econometric techniques to analyze numerous issues facing the food chain, veterinary medicine, and associated industries.

Responsibilities: (1) Design and perform relevant economic analysis for various research projects as it relates to consumer behavior, veterinary economics, and/or food policy. (2) Publish work in relevant journals and present work at conferences.

Required qualifications: Individual must have a Ph.D. prior to start date in Economics, Agricultural/Applied Economics, Statistics, or closely related field with strong knowledge base and extensive experience in applying various econometric methods. The chosen candidate must be able to start no later than July 1st, 2021, with the opportunity to begin before said date.

This is a one-year appointment, subject to renewal based on performance and available funding. The opportunity to work remotely will be reviewed and decided upon approved US domestic locations that meet all liability and compensation policies.

To apply, visit and submit a cover letter describing your research interests, career goals, research skills and experience; CV (including a list of publications); writing sample, and the names of three professional references. Applications will be reviewed as received, and the position will remain open until filled.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Clinton Neill directly at:  

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