Sep 25, 2012

PhD/Postdoc, Economics/Econometrics, Ageing and Living Conditions Programme at the Centre for Population Studies (CPS)

Post-doctoral position in Economics/Econometrics (two years) within the Ageing and Living Conditions Programme at the Centre for Population Studies (CPS) CPS is an interdisciplinary centre for Swedish and international researchers and research teams within fields such as economics, history, human geography, medicine, psychology and statistics. CPS hosts the Ageing and Living Conditions-programm e (ALC) with long-term funding from the Swedish Research Council’s ”Linnaeus Grant”. ALC was recently appointed one of the strong research environments at Umeå University. There are three main themes of research within Ageing and Living Conditions: Ageing Population, Participation, and Successful Ageing, which are all studied from an interdisciplinary perspective (for more information, see and We are now appointing a Post-doctoral fellowship (Postdoktor) for quantitative research on issues related to the labour market, demography and health among elderly and/or corresponding issues in a life-course perspective. The position is located at CPS in Umeå and the appointee will, in addition to his/her own research, actively participate in the development of the research programme. While the post will be mainly based at CPS, the Ageing and Living Conditions programme is a pronounced interdisciplinary research environment and therefore we value your ability and interest in collaborating with other researchers from different academic fields. A person who has taken a doctoral degree in Economics or Econometrics within three years before the last date of the application and who has not previously held research fellow/post- doctoral fellowships is qualified to apply. Applicants should have a documented experience of quantitative research based on econometric methods. The applicants will further be judged on the quality of their scientific publications and their relevance for the project. Experience with quantitative analysis of issues within fields of research as labour economics, demography or health economics is a merit. Applicants who have previously held a post-doctoral fellowship are not eligible. The work consists of 100% research and the holder of the fellowship is expected to be present full-time at the Centre for Population Studies in Umeå and participate in daily activities within the research environment. Your application must contain • a full curriculum vitae (CV) • a list of publications • a research plan, 3-6 pages in length, which describes the research and the issues you wish to investigate. Please indicate how issues related to the labour market, demography or health among the elderly, and/or corresponding issues in a life-course perspective will be included in your research. Please quote 10 Academic Resources Daily in your application to this opportunity!

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