Postdoctoral Fellow, California Center for Population Research, Los Angeles

Listing Date: 
Monday, March 11, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

California Center for Population Research University of California, Los Angeles Looking for a very talented post-doctoral fellow specializing in social demography, social stratification, intergenerational social mobility, immigrant integration, and/or social determinants of health. 


The position is for a new project on the role of occupational segregation by race/ethnicity and immigrant status and its effects on older adult health in the United States. The main focus is on occupational segregation between the Latino and white population and its health consequences. The availability of the position is contingent on research grant funding. If funding is available as expected, this position will begin in the summer or fall of 2019 and be for one year. It is renewable for a second year contingent on excellent job performance and continued funding. Candidates are required to have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in demography, sociology or other social science field. All requirements for the degree must be completed before the position begins. 


Candidates must have strong statistical skills, hands-on experience with quantitative research, and excellent Stata and/or R programming skills and experience. Candidates must work well in a collaborative research environment and have good interpersonal skills. Excellent professional writing is also essential. Experience working with complex social survey data (e.g., HRS, PSID, NLSY, etc.) is strongly preferred. 


This position is at the California Center for Population Research, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), one of the largest population centers in the U.S. ( The job announcement can be found at: The successful applicant will collaborate with researchers at both UCLA and at the Office of Population Research at Princeton. Candidates will also have some time for his/her own research. Candidates who prefer to live on the east coast can apply to Princeton instead of UCLA (see: Please apply either to UCLA or to Princeton, but NOT TO BOTH. Applicants will be considered for the position regardless of which institution they apply to. 


To apply, applicants should submit a brief cover letter describing why they are interested in the position, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and two letters of recommendation. Submit all applications to Rachel Veerman,

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