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Postdoctoral Scholar in Health Economics/Health Policy – UCI Program in Public Health

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $64,480 - $77,327. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table(s): https://bpb-us-e2.wpmucdn.com/sites.uci.edu/dist/1/1819/files/2023/02/postdoc-v2.pdf

Application Window

Open date: November 14, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Jan 22, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Jun 3, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Postdoctoral Scholar in Health Economics/Health Policy – Program in Public Health

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $64,480 - $77,327. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table(s): https://bpb-us-e2.wpmucdn.com/sites.uci.edu/dist/1/1819/files/2023/02/postdoc-v2.pdf

APPLICATION WINDOW
Open date: TBD
Full consideration date: Monday January 22, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday June 3, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the full consideration date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Dr. Brandy Lipton is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow who aspires to become an independent academic researcher in the areas of health economics, health policy, or health services research. The fellow would join the Department of Health, Society, and Behavior within the University of California, Irvine’s Program in Public Health and work closely with Dr. Lipton on a variety of projects that examine the effects of public policies on population health and well-being using quasi-experimental research methods. This is expected to be a 1-3 year appointment, contingent on performance and funding availability.

Background: The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to make substantial contributions to research examining the impacts of Medicaid pregnancy dental benefits among pregnant people and their children who were exposed to the policies while in utero. This project will combine multiple survey and administrative data sources, including the Medicaid T-MSIS Analytic Files (TAF). There will opportunities for the Postdoctoral Fellow to both collaborate and lead on manuscripts related to this and other research topics, as well as to propose project ideas that could be accomplished with the available data resources. The Postdoctoral Fellow is also expected to take advantage of the many resources available at UCI (e.g., colloquia, workshops, faculty expertise) to develop a research career. Funding for conference travel and professional development is available. The start date for this appointment is negotiable but is anticipated to be in Spring or Summer 2024. Remote work is possible and negotiable, but some in-person presence is strongly preferred.

Specific Duties:

-Conduct independent research using various survey and administrative data files, expected to include the T-MSIS Analytic Files (TAF)

-Assist in compiling and analyzing state-level policies

-Participate in project meetings and regular research lab meetings

-Contribute to and lead manuscript preparation for publication in high-impact policy, economics, and medical journals

-Contribute to applications to access restricted data files

-Contribute to Institutional Review Board protocol development

-Mentor junior student team members

-Engage in professional development activities (e.g., UCI seminar attendance, conference presentations and networking opportunities)

Required Qualifications:
-Ph.D. in Economics, Health Policy, Public Policy, Public Health, or other related social, behavioral, or population science health field.

-Familiarity with quasi-experimental research methods

-Strong quantitative data analysis skills

-Fluency in Stata, SAS, or R

Preferred Qualifications (not required):
-Experience in analyzing Medicaid claims data is a strong plus

-Evidence of substantial contributions to published manuscripts

-Fluency in Stata

-Background in US Health Policy including the Medicaid program

Program: https://publichealth.uci.edu/

Department: https://publichealth.uci.edu/departments/department-of-health-society-behavior/

Application Process:
Serious applicants should direct inquiries regarding this position to: Professor Brandy Lipton (blipton@uci.edu). Applicants should also apply online: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF08747. Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the required documents (see below).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
-Document requirements

-Cover Letter

-Curriculum Vitae

-Brief Statement of Research Interests, 1-2 pages (Optional)

-Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement – Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement. (Optional)

-Writing Sample (publication or dissertation chapter)

-Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, and Discrimination Declaration Form – All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form.

Reference Requirements
-3 required (contact information only)

Provide contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted during the initial review stage. Applicants will be notified before references are contacted.

Please direct inquiries to Dr. Brandy Lipton (blipton@uci.edu).

Please apply at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF08747

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Health Policy, Public Policy, Public Health, or other related social, behavioral, or population science health field.
  • Familiarity with quasi-experimental research methods
  • Strong quantitative data analysis skills
  • Fluency in Stata, SAS, or R

Specific Duties:

  • Conduct independent research using various survey and administrative data files, expected to include the T-MSIS Analytic Files (TAF)
  • Assist in compiling and analyzing state-level policies
  • Participate in project meetings and regular research lab meetings
  • Contribute to and lead manuscript preparation for publication in high-impact policy, economics, and medical journals
  • Contribute to applications to access restricted data files
  • Contribute to Institutional Review Board protocol development
  • Mentor junior student team members
  • Engage in professional development activities (e.g., UCI seminar attendance, conference presentations and networking opportunities)

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF08747

About UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA