Research Fellow

Michigan, United States
26 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

Applicants may initiate the process by submitting a letter describing their scholarly activities and interest in the Population Studies Center. Please include a CV, three letters of reference or names of three references, and up to two recent publications or writing samples. Salary is highly competitive.

Please send applications electronically to or by mail to Population Studies Center Search Committee, Director's Office, Population Studies Center, Suite 2116, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ml 48106-1248. Reference position #166464. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Summary

The Population Studies Center in the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan invites applications for a 1-year renewable post-doctoral fellowship. The post-doctoral scholar will collaborate with investigators working on the Longitudinal, Intergenerational Family Electronic Microdata (LIFE-M) project. LIFE-M studies four generations of U.S. families linked using vital records combined with census information. Funded by the NSF, this study pioneers new data linking methods and documents changes in intergenerational mobility and health over the 20th century, allowing for research on the long-run effects of early childhood interventions and changes in public policies.

The post-doctoral scholar will help develop new data linking methods, expand data linkages to new data sources,and carry out econometric analyses of linked data independently and as part of a team. The position also includes management of staff programmers and research assistants supporting these activities.

Required Qualifications*

Requirements for the position are a Economics or a closely-related field, experience in data linking and applied econometric methods using big data, familiarity with relevant software and programming tools (Python and Stata), and strong writing skills.

Additional Information

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.