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Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications should include: (i) a cover letter describing research interests, (ii) a curriculum vitae, (iii) the names and unique emails of three individuals for a letter of reference, and (iv) up to five published or unpublished papers or a link to a site from where papers can be downloaded, and (v) three letters of recommendation. Emails will be sent to all referees with instructions regarding uploading of letters. Each referee MUST HAVE A UNIQUE EMAIL ADDRESS. The system will not be able to send out individual emails to all referees that have the same email address. Further details regarding USC Dornsife INET and the position are available upon request. For further inquiries, please contact INET Administrator, Anna Emerald at inet@usc.edu.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition ID 1007103
Position ID P01476378
Academic Title Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate
Department Economics
Location University Park Campus
Employment Type Full-Time
Percent of time for Part-time Position
Employment Terms Existing, Grant Funded, Fixed Term
Hiring Range DOE
Job Announcement

The Department of Economics, USC Dornsife INET is a research organization jointly funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking and USC Dornsife. Established in 2014, the Institute is dedicated to creating viable methods and useful tools from decision theory and the theory of networks to alleviate problems related to globalization, unemployment, and increased economic inequalities. USC Dornsife INET recognizes that that the analysis of economic problems can no longer utilize idealized concepts of representative agents and competitive markets alone. New tools are necessary if we are to address the next global financial crises. Standard economic theorizing alone cannot succeed and must be augmented with the analysis of disaggregated transaction data, as well as experimental and survey data on individual behavior and their interactions.

USC Dornsife INET will continue to work on research projects focusing on financial markets, forecasting techniques, global modeling with special emphasis on the role of China, the empirical analysis of networks, and the measurement of social well-being. A complete list and description of the research projects are available at http://dornsife.usc.edu/econ/inet/. The Institute’s research themes cover a number of diverse areas, but all consider novel approaches to the analysis of interdependence, networks, and decision-making. The proposed themes contribute to the developments of new methodologies as well as substantive empirical applications that enhance our understanding of policy issues at different micro and macro levels.

Under the leadership of USC Dornsife INET Director, Hashem Pesaran, the Institute has been able to leverage funding and resources to attract talented postdoctoral fellows, associate fellows, and eminent scholars who have furthered the Institute’s research agenda. Postdoctoral Research Fellows will have an opportunity to work with USC Dornsife INET faculty and associate fellows on and off campus as well as with researchers from various universities and financial institutions across the globe. They will also have a chance to meet visiting scholars, participate in weekly team meetings, and organize conferences and seminars with distinguished guests.

Currently, USC Dornsife INET seeks to recruit multiple Postdoctoral Research Fellows for a two-year position starting September 1, 2017. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. We are looking for talented applicants with a strong record of accomplishment in the Institute’s research areas. Candidates must have recently received a PhD (or will have received their degree by September 2017). There are no teaching requirements associated with the position.

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will start in December 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates are required to submit a USC electronic application for this position. Please be sure to provide the names and email addresses for three individuals who will submit a letter of reference. Each referee MUST HAVE A UNIQUE EMAIL ADDRESS to allow for proper uploading of all reference letters. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all nationalities, racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Job Category
FLSA Exempt

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous five years

Minimum Experience

0-1 year

Minimum Field of Expertise

Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education
Preferred Experience
Supervises
Supervises - Nature of Work
Preferred Field of Expertise

Additional Information

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications should include: (i) a cover letter describing research interests, (ii) a curriculum vitae, (iii) the names and unique emails of three individuals for a letter of reference, and (iv) up to five published or unpublished papers or a link to a site from where papers can be downloaded, and (v) three letters of recommendation. Emails will be sent to all referees with instructions regarding uploading of letters. Each referee MUST HAVE A UNIQUE EMAIL ADDRESS. The system will not be able to send out individual emails to all referees that have the same email address.

Further details regarding USC Dornsife INET and the position are available upon request. For further inquiries, please contact INET Administrator, Anna Emerald at inet@usc.edu.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/73429

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document
Optional Documents