Syracuse University is hiring a full-time Research Scientist to collaborate on research projects investigating population health problems in the United States. These projects are led by social scientists within the Center for Policy Research and the Center for Aging and Policy Studies and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other scientific research agencies. Current projects include those that investigate the effects of U.S. state- and county-level factors on population health trends and disparities. The Research Scientist’s roles include collaborating with the project leaders on analytic designs; survey data collection and management; independently conducting basic and advanced statistical analyses of data derived from various sources, such as administrative datasets (e.g., Census data, vital statistics) and NIH-funded survey datasets interpreting results of statistical analyses to answer research questions; leading and collaborating on peer-reviewed manuscripts, reports, policy briefs, presentations, and grant proposals; and training and overseeing graduate research assistants. Master’s degree with a focus in statistics, econometrics, or demographic analyses is required. PhD preferred. Preference will also be given to candidates that also have substantive interests in social, demographic, or population health sciences. More information and instructions to apply are here: Questions about the position can be directed to Shannon Monnat ( and Jennifer Karas Montez (

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