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Postdoctoral Scholar for Interdisciplinary Research Team at UCLA Anderson

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Application Window

Open date: September 23rd, 2021

Last review date: Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 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: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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

Applications are sought for a full-time Postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary research team led by Dr. Daniel Benjamin at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The focus of Dr. Benjamin’s lab is social-science genomics: the
identification of genetic variation that is associated with variation in behavior and other social-science-relevant phenotypes. The Postdoc will play a major role in the Polygenic Index Repository, creating optimal genetic predictors for a range of social-science-relevant phenotypes. For examples of related past research, see the “Genoeconomics” tab at https://www.danieljbenjamin.com/publications.

This position requires a Ph.D. in economics, behavior genetics, quantitative genetics, sociology, statistics, data science, or closely related field. Successful candidates for this position will have demonstrated research excellence, as evidenced through their publication record. Additionally, they will have excellent analytical skills, strong written and oral communication skills, significant knowledge of a specialized area of research, experience working on externally funded grants, the ability to lead projects and proposals and work as a member of multi-disciplinary teams, and a commitment to understanding the genetics of behavioral phenotypes.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD in economics, behavior genetics, quantitative genetics, sociology, statistics, data science, or related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Transcript - Can be unofficial

  • Research Paper or Other Writing Sample - Can be a paper written for a course, a research paper, or other writing sample.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference requirements

No references are required

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06899

Help contact: monica.pena@anderson.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA