JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2023 - July 31, 2023

University of Utah

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Family and Consumer Studies
Postdoctoral Research Associate

JOE ID Number: 2023-01_111471480
Date Posted: 02/10/2023
Date Inactive: 07/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Locations: Salt Lake City, Utah, UNITED STATES
Hong Kong, CHINA
JEL Classifications:
I1 -- Health
D6 -- Welfare Economics
Urban Economics
Health Economics
Salary Range: 54,480 to 59,784
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The University of Utah seeks applications for a postdoctoral associate to work on an NIH/NIA-funded project examining area influences on midlife mortality risk, especially from cardiometabolic and drug, suicide, and alcohol-related causes. The project draws from two individual-level longitudinal datasets with 20+ years of mortality follow-up; one dataset includes a national sample and breadth of psychosocial measures while the other includes rich place-based measures linked to records for nearly the full population of a metropolitan area.

The associate will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team from population health, sociology, geography, and biostatistics—namely, David Curtis, Sara Grineski, Dennis Wei, and Yue Zhang. Duties include preparation of area-level data, data analysis, and manuscript writing. The associate will engage in self-directed research and team science, with opportunities for involvement in several manuscripts per year. Advanced research training and access to University resources will be provided to help the associate prepare for a research career. Applicants must have their doctoral degree by the position start. Expertise in multilevel health determinants and longitudinal and spatial analysis is preferred.

A second postdoctoral associate position, part of the NIH/NIA-funded project, is available at Hong Kong University. Direct inquiries to the site faculty mentor, Ming Wen, at

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/31/2023
Reference Instructions:
Reference letters will be requested after the initial review of applications.
Application Instructions:
Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three references, and two relevant publications or preprints at Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2023 and continue until filled. Position starts July 1, 2023, but this date is flexible. For inquiries, please contact the primary supervisor Dr. Curtis at