Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy - NRR

Position ID:Duke-SSPP-NRR-POSTDOC1 [#19117, 3820]
Position Title: Post Doctorate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Public Policy / Public Policy
Appl Deadline:2021/10/29 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/08/05)
Position Description:    

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Duke University
Sanford School of Public Policy
Postdoctoral Associate

The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate to collaborate on and support a new project studying long term health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Sanford School of Public Policy is among the nation’s leading public policy schools that is home to faculty conducting cutting edge research on pressing public policy issues globally.

The project, called “Survey of Health Trends – SEHAT”, is led by Prof. Manoj Mohanan at Sanford with co-investigators from UNC, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, University College London, and Duke. The SEHAT study will lead to creation of a new high-frequency large-scale panel dataset of health outcomes from over 167,000 individual members who will be surveyed three times a year for three years. The Postdoctoral Associate will work jointly with Prof. Mohanan and co-investigators on the SEHAT study, be a key member of the SEHAT research team located in Durham NC, and will contribute to all research activities in the project. The post-doc will have opportunities to participate in planned analyses of the SEHAT data, to develop research manuscripts using early access to SEHAT data, and to develop grant proposals for research projects building on SEHAT.

As a key member of the SEHAT study team, the responsibilities for the position include: 
  • Development and finalization of survey tools and field protocols for SEHAT 
  • Coordination with field partners in India on survey execution 
  • Data management including data documentation and data cleaning to facilitate research and future public release of data 
  • Analysis of data (STATA expertise required; familiarity with R / SAS / Python / other programs is a plus) 
  • Supervision of research assistants and coordination with investigators at collaborating institutions 
  • Collaborating with the study team and contributing to research manuscripts 
Applicants should have a PhD in economics, epidemiology, health policy, or related disciplines. Applicants expecting to complete their PhD in the fall are encouraged to apply, provided they can start working on the project in October. Research experience with complex health data and strong writing skills are required. Some background or demonstrated interest in at least one of the following areas is preferred: population health, mental health, child development, econometrics of panel data for health, or machine learning. Familiarity with research in South Asia will be highly valuable. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to work independently. To apply, please submit a cover letter, recent CV, a writing sample, and contact details for three references. 

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
Manoj Mohanan,Phd
Associate Professor
Sanford School of Public Policy
260 Rubenstein Hall
Durham, NC 27708-0539

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