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Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate

Sol Price School of Public Policy Los Angeles, California

The USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy (USC Price) invites nominations and applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate.  Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Economics, Statistics, Finance, or other quantitative social science discipline; experience working with large data sets (e.g., American Community Survey, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, American Housing Survey); strong econometrics skills; strong oral and written communications skills; the ability to work as part of a team and to meet deadlines. Interests in housing, real estate, and the impact of demographic change on housing markets are valued, but not absolutely necessary.

The successful Postdoctoral Scholar will work closely with Richard Green, Director of the Lusk Center in Real Estate and Jorge De la Roca, Director of Research of the Lusk Center, and will be responsible for coordinating the Lusk Center seminar series and conducting research consistent with the mission of the Lusk Center.

About USC Price:

The mission of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy is to educate leaders and produce knowledge that improves problem solving on the most critical issues facing society. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the betterment of communities here and abroad. To that end, USC Price provides interdisciplinary solutions for the challenging and complex issues of governance, public policy, planning, management, and development. In addition, the school offers industry-oriented programs with a significant public-private interface in health policy and management and real estate development. USC Price offers professional master’s degrees, executive master's degrees, doctoral programs, and an undergraduate degree.

USC is one of the nation’s premiere research universities, and USC Price is a major contributor to the university's reputation. USC Price supports an array of thematic research centers with $30 million in active sponsored research, ranking third overall in funded research at USC on a per faculty basis. Much of the school’s research is conducted through its centers, institutes, and research groups. Among them are the Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise, the Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, the Lusk Center for Real Estate, the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, the Metropolitan Transportation Center (METRANS), and the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), the country's first Homeland  Security Center of  Excellence.

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Compensation and Benefits:

This will be an annual contract, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The university also offers excellent postdoctoral benefits which include: health, dental, vision and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational  facilities.

The annual base salary range for this position is $64,480 - $65,883. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Postdoctoral Scholar - research trainee

REQ20086693 Posted Date: 12/18/2022

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