Center for Business and Public Policy: Post-Doctoral Scholar (142577)

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Center for Business and Public Policy

Post-Doctoral Scholar

Drs. Tatyana Deryugina, Nolan Miller, David Molitor, Julian Reif, and the Center for Business and Public Policy (CBPP) at the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois are seeking to hire a Post-Doctoral Scholar in the areas of Environmental or Health Economics. This is a twelve-month position during which the scholar will work with the CBPP research team. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Renewal for a second year is dependent upon performance and securing additional funding. Scholars should expect to work on both independent and co-authored/group projects during their time at the University of Illinois.

The CBBP team’s long-term research agenda includes studying how environmental conditions—such as temperature fluctuations, natural disasters, and wildfire smoke—affect the short- and long-term health and other outcomes of the affected populations. We are looking for a technically strong and highly motivated researcher who is excited about working with Medicare administrative data and researching topics at the intersection of environmental and health economics.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit


  • Collaborate with CBPP faculty to conduct and publish high-quality research at the intersection of environmental and health economics.
  • Perform analysis using administrative Medicare data.
  • Assist CBPP faculty with supervising research assistants, grant-writing on collaborative projects, and occasional administrative/group tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in economics or a closely related discipline by the start date of the position and demonstrate evidence of conducting research broadly aligned with the interests of the CBPP. Applicants should have strong empirical, writing, and communication skills and be comfortable working with large datasets.

APPOINTMENT STATUS: 100% time for a period of 12 months.

PROPOSED STARTING DATE: Proposed starting date is August 16, 2021.


Please create a candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references by the close date of March 8, 2021. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Nolan Miller, [email protected].

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College Name or Administrative Unit:Gies College of Business Category:1-Faculty Title:Center for Business and Public Policy: Post-Doctoral Scholar (142577) Open Date:02/22/2021 Organization Name:Finance




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Posted: 2/24/2021
Application Due: 5/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time