Postdoctoral Research Associate, UNCGFRP (PDS001742)

Position Information

Status position filled
Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS001742
Department Carolina Population Center - 631100
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Details

Salary Range Dependent on Qualifications
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

We are searching for a post-doctoral scholar trained in economics (health, labor, agricultural, or applied) with strong econometric training interested in an array of nutrition-related tax and food policy research. The research will take place at the Carolina Population Center with the Global Food Research Program ( team in collaboration with two economists, Shu Wen Ng and Barry Popkin, alongside a large team of other scholars and researchers. The group is focused on both policy-related nutrition, food purchase and other longitudinal research in both the US and globally. A significant portion of the work will focus on US issues ranging from taxation studies to evaluation of program changes in WIC, SNAP and other major food and nutrition programs. There may be similar work in other countries in collaboration with in-country scholars with possible international travel needed. The work will have the potential for translational and policy impact within the US and globally. Additionally, there will be ample opportunities for connecting with a wider network of global scholars and career development. The post-doctoral position will be for 2 years with a possibility of extension to 3 years. Either Drs. Shu Wen Ng or Barry Popkin can be directly contacted via email if desired.

Educational Requirements

A PhD or equivalent in economics (health, agricultural, labor, applied) or related discipline with strong econometric training.

Qualifications and Experience

We are seeking a productive, promising, self-driven and collaborative scholar with a strong background in economics, agricultural economics or health economics with an interest and some experience in public health nutrition.

Experience with public health nutrition research, large data-sets and STATA desired.

Experience with household scanned food purchase data, store scanned food sales, nutritional data and dietary surveys is highly preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

Applicants must attach their curriculum vitae, a job market paper or one thesis paper, cover letter summarizing qualifications, and a list of 3 references.

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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Dawn Andres, HR Specialist
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Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Writing/research Sample

Optional Documents

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