JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
February 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022
University of California San Diego
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: San Diego, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Full Text of JOE Listing:
UC San Diego is seeking applications for a post-doctoral fellow (2-3 year appointment) who aspires to become independent academic researchers in the areas of health economics, health policy, or behavioral economics research on drug use and abuse.
Position Description: The fellow will work closely with Dr. Yuyan Shi on multiple projects that 1) evaluate the impacts of drug policies, 2) examine neighborhood retail environments, and 3) conduct behavioral economics experiments to understand individual responses to marketing and product variations. Drugs of interest include marijuana, tobacco, opioids, and other licit and illicit ones. The fellow will have opportunities to work with other interdisciplinary researchers in public health.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a doctoral degree in public health or social science (health economics, health policy, behavioral economics, health services, or other related fields). The ideal candidates should have strong quantitative skills of analyzing large-scale population surveys and administrative records. Strong writing and communication skills are expected. Experience in drug abuse research is preferred. Demonstrated ability in one of the following areas is an advantage: 1) applying spatial analysis tools such as ArcGIS, 2) developing and implementing complex survey questionnaires, 3) designing and implementing behavioral experiments, or 4) conducting fieldwork in communities.
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