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Postdoctoral Scholar, Center on Global Transformation (CGT)

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar Employee
Salary range: Commensurate with experience

Application Window

Open September 12, 2022 through Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Peter F Cowhey Center on Global Transformation (CGT) at the University of California San Diego is a central hub for applied research and policy dialogue focused on the opportunities and challenges arising from global economic and technological change. The Center is pleased to invite applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Research Associate for the academic year 2023-24, with the possibility of a one-year reappointment. The postdoctoral fellow will work with Center staff on projects evaluating the design and impact of the U.S. R&D and innovation ecosystem. A particular focus will be on sharpening the analysis of the role played by science philanthropy, a distinctive feature of the American ecosystem.

The Associate will reside at the UC San Diego campus and will be expected to participate actively in the intellectual life of the University.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicant must be pursuing a Ph.D. in economics, management, public policy, or related fields.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Applicant must have completed their Ph.D.

Preferred qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with experience building datasets, strong empirical skills, and expertise in economics, management, sociology, or the political economy of innovation. Familiarity with the literature on comparative national R&D systems is a desirable bonus.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Writing Sample

Reference requirements
  • 2 letters of reference required
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Job location

La Jolla. CA