Postdoc Opportunity - India Human Development Survey (IHDS)

Position Available
IHDS Postdoctoral Research Associate

Position:        Postdoctoral Research Associate

                     Full time, 12 months/extendable. Start: Summer or Fall 2016.
Program:       India Human Development Survey (IHDS)
Center:          Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC)
Location:       University of Maryland College Park
The India Human Development Survey (IHDS) project, housed at University of Maryland and carried out in collaboration with National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, has received a grant from the International Development Centre (IDRC), Canada, to analyze two waves of IHDS data to examine the linkages between India’s economic transformation and women’s empowerment. This project will have one opening for a post-doctoral research associate to undertake independent and collaborative analyses of IHDS data in keeping with the project’s goals. We expect this work to lead to papers submitted to peer-reviewed journals as well as preparation of research and policy briefs.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
  • A Ph.D. in sociology, economics, or demography.
  • Record of scholarship focused on South Asia.
  • Able to work independently with quantitative data and experience with large datasets. Previous experience with IHDS is encouraged.
  • Editorial judgment and strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to balance numerous projects simultaneously while ensuring accuracy in data management, fact checking and research.
  • Attention to detail, including exacting standards to maintain accuracy and impartiality in all work products.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with staff from the IHDS team, as well as with staff from NCAER and outside organizations.
Application and Further Information:

Only electronic submissions in standard document formats (preferably pdf) via email to amclaug1@umd.edu will be accepted.
The following application materials are expected:
1. A curriculum vitae.
2. A cover letter (500-750 words) explaining the applicants suitability for the job.
3.  Statement of research interests.
4.  List of referees. Letters will only be solicited for short-listed candidates.
Please send all applications by April 15, 2016 to:
Dr. Amy McLaughlin - amclaug1@umd.edu.
For best consideration, applications should be sent by April 15, 2016 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.