Postdoctoral Researcher in Econometrics and Machine Learning
University of California Irvine School of Social Sciences
United States

Postdoctoral Researcher, Econometrics and Machine Learning

Job #JPF06251
  • School of Social Sciences - Economics

Recruitment Period

Open July 8th, 2020 through Monday, Aug 10, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by August 10th, 2020, you will have until August 20th, 2020 to complete your application.

Description

Postdoctoral Researcher, Econometrics and Machine Learning
Department of Economics, UC Irvine
Prof. Matthew Harding, Deep Data Lab
JEL Classification: C – Mathematical and Quantitative Methods

Subject to budgetary authorization, Dr. Harding will consider applicants for a Postdoctoral Researcher.

Job Description

The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with Professor Matthew Harding on developing and implementing projects at the intersection of machine learning and econometrics. Some of the areas of interest are recent advances in machine learning and high-dimensional statistical modeling, causal inference, and AI. The position will provide an opportunity to publish collaborative research on Big Data methods using large proprietary panel datasets, including scanner data. The postdoctoral researcher will also have the opportunity to interact with faculty in Economics, Machine Learning and Computer Science.

Candidates are expected to have strong empirical econometrics skills (e.g. panel data, forecasting, program evaluation, quantile models, non-linear and discrete choice models) and expertise in statistical programming. An interest in consumption modeling and health economics is also beneficial.

Salary and benefits:

This position is full-time and includes benefits for a period of 12 months . Salary is commensurate with experience.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. (by the start of the appointment) in Economics, Statistics, Machine Learning, Computer Science or related disciplines. More experienced candidates with a PhD completed over the past 5 years are also considered.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

Application procedure:

Interested candidates should submit the required application materials listed below at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06251

Application materials:

All candidates are required to submit
a) A cover letter with a clear statement of research interests
b) Curriculum Vitae
c) A representative academic paper using machine learning
d) GitHub repository (or equivalent) with a relevant well-commented code sample and related documentation.
e) Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
f) Two letters of recommendation

We will conduct Zoom interviews with the pre-selected candidates.

Job location

Irvine, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - A cover letter with a clear statement of research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Representative academic paper using machine learning
  • GitHub repository (or equivalent) - GitHub repository (or equivalent) with a relevant well-commented code sample and related documentation.
  • Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 2 letters of reference required
 


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