Postdoctoral Research Associate

Employer
Olin Business School and Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
Location
Saint Louis, Missouri
Salary
The salary will be competitive with other Postdoctoral Research Associates at R1 universities.
Posted
Jan 19, 2019
Closes
Feb 18, 2019
Ref
Job ID 42762

This is a joint Postdoctoral Research Associate position between the Olin Business School – Finance Department and the Brown School.  This position is for the Danforth Campus.

Essential Functions

The Olin Business School and Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. This is a joint Postdoctoral Research Associate (“postdoc”) position between the Olin Business School – Finance Department and the Brown School.

The position is open to new PhDs in finance or economics with advanced statistical skills. The postdoc’s main responsibility is to conduct research on financial well-being and/or labor market outcomes of American households. The results will typically carry public policy implications.

The postdoc’s main responsibility will be to work with credit and income data made available to the Brown School by Equifax Inc, a major credit bureau which is involved in the collection and dissemination of data on credit histories and employment of individuals within the U.S. Faculty at the Finance department at Olin business school have been conducting research with the data for the past two years. The research can be found at http://apps.olin.wustl.edu/faculty/Gopalan/WP.htm. The site also lists the papers that explore the effect of health insurance on household financial wellbeing generated through the collaboration between Brown and Olin researchers. The past graduate students and Post-Docs involved with this research endeavor have obtained tenure track positions at University of Colorado, Boulder and Indiana University.

The postdoc will also help the research team manage study launches, data collection, analysis, and dissemination.

Finally, the postdoc will advise graduate students in finance.

Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

A PhD in a relevant field is required.