Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-POSTDOC [#23457]
Position Title: Post Doctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2023/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/25, finished 2023/09/02, listed until 2023/03/01)
Position Description:    

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Duke University
Sanford School of Public Policy
Post Doctoral Associate
Wealth, net worth poverty, and child well-being 
Full- time one year position 

Position Summary: Drs. Christina Gibson-Davis, Lisa Keister, and Lisa Gennetian of the Sanford School of Public Policy and the department of Sociology of Duke University seek a full-time post-doctoral candidate to collaborate and provide support for a project on net worth poverty and child well-being. Net worth poverty refers to households whose net worth (or wealth) is less than one-fourth of the federal poverty line. The post-doctorate will work closely with Drs. Gibson-Davis, Keister, and Gennetian to investigate the correlates and consequences of net worth poverty in the lives of children and young adults; to investigate how policies, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, could be used to redress net worth poverty’s negative effects; and to understand how the racialization of wealth in the US informs the negative repercussions of net worth poverty. 

The PIs are looking for an advanced and creative post-doctoral candidate who has interests in multi- and inter-disciplinary research as well as translating research findings into policies and practices that can inform the day-to-day lives of families and children. 

The post-doctoral candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to conduct analysis on large scale data sets, such as the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) and the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF). Doctoral training in public policy, sociology, economics, or a related social science field is required. Candidates must have training in econometric techniques and modeling and be familiar with standard regression methods; familiarity with Agent Based Modeling (AGM) a plus. In addition to analysis, work includes literature reviews, and preparation of research manuscripts, tables and figures, and policy briefs with opportunities for co-authorship. The post-doc will also work closely with the PIs other graduate students. 

The candidate should be available to start work in summer 2023. Pending funding, the post-doc position may be available for a second year. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 



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Duke University
Sanford School of Public Policy
201 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708