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Post Doctoral Scholar

The Ohio State University

Job Description

Post Doctoral Scholar

The OSU Economics Department invites applications for two post-doctoral researchers in health and/or labor economics. The positions will be part of a collaborative team led by Professors Kurt Lavetti, Trevon Logan, and Cindy Colen studying how the social aspects of jobs and workplaces, including factors like workplace earnings inequality, influence health outcomes and minority health disparities.

Support and conduct detailed complex scientific studies, functioning as a subject expert on one of more phases of the project(s); prepare and/or present seminars, talks or lectures for dissemination of knowledge, particularly the results of research undertaken; assist in the management of one of more phases of the research effort; assist in the selection of key research personnel, including undergraduate and graduate students, to work on project(s) undertaken; work with and coordinate collaborating research staff and provide input on methods and procedures necessary to achieve desired goals; advise undergraduate and graduate students in the analysis and interpretation of research data; responsible for the extraction, analysis and presentation of research data; coordinate the analysis of research findings and prepare detailed summaries for submission to the sponsoring agencies; responsible for the development of research designs and procedures for data analysis on the project(s); write, edit and/or approve progress reports, technical reports and journal articles; edit grant proposals and draft IRB documents for submission; assist in the establishment of working relationships with potential sponsors and in the submission of detailed research proposals to governmental and private agencies

The positions offer opportunities for co-authorship on publications, and have flexible durations from one to several years with renewal. The positions have flexible starting dates any time between August 2022 through December 2023. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.


  • A doctoral degree by start date is required, preferably in economics, public policy and management, or public health. Extensive experience in a social science research capacity is required.


  • Strong analytical skills, experience analyzing large and complex data sets, and strong organizational and administrative skills. Experience working with health claims records or administrative matched earnings records are a plus.

The Department of Economics, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks two Post Doctoral Scholars to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

Term (Fixed Term) 40 First Shift

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