The Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University is seeking one or two Postdoctoral Research Associates with expertise in migration research to work with Associate Professor Elizabeth Fussell and her collaborator, Professor Narayan Sastry (University of Michigan), on two related studies of the long-term outcomes of disaster-affected populations. One study focuses on the Hurricane Katrina-affected population of New Orleans and the other focuses on the effects of economic crisis and Hurricanes Irma and Maria on the population of Puerto Rico.
Responsibilities: The Postdoctoral Research Associate will participate in data analyses, literature reviews, manuscript production for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at scientific conferences, especially the Population Association of America. Publications stemming from the designated research projects will be co-authored with Fussell and other co-investigators on those projects. The Postdoctoral Research Associate is encouraged to lead one or more of these papers and to publish their independent research.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will participate in an NIH-funded study of the long-term outcomes of the Hurricane Katrina-affected population of New Orleans and/or a Russell Sage Foundation-funded study of the effects of the 2006 economic crisis and Hurricanes Irma and Maria on the population of Puerto Rico.
The Postdoctoral Research Associates will start between July 1 and September 1, 2021. The term of appointment is one year, with the possibility of renewal.
The preferred candidates will have a PhD in a social science discipline with a specialization in demography and a theoretical and empirical familiarity with the field of environment and migration; experience in statistical and spatial data analysis and survey methods; advanced programming in Stata or another statistical package; excellent writing ability. Special Sworn Status with the Census Bureau is a plus, and a successful applicant without this status will be assisted in obtaining it.
Applications should be submitted by April 15, 2021 to receive full consideration, although applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants must have completed the PhD requirement prior to the start of the position. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Elizabeth Fussell, email: email@example.com.
(1) a cover letter that briefly describes your educational preparation, research interests and plans, and a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion; (2) a two-to-three page research statement detailing your substantive and methodological research experience; (3) curriculum vitae; and (4) one or two recent samples of published work (listed as
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