Job Opening: Post Doctoral Research Associate

Poverty and Inequality Research Lab at Johns Hopkins University

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Program Details
The Poverty and Inequality Lab at Johns Hopkins University is a collaborative, mixed-methods research center focused on policy-relevant scholarship in the areas of family, education, housing and neighborhoods. We are seeking a talented post-doctoral researcher interested in working with Dr. Stefanie DeLuca and a team of graduate students on “Who’s Moving In: Repopulation, Reinvestment, and Pathways to Revitalization,” a four-year longitudinal study funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Office of the President at Johns Hopkins University. The study examines neighborhood change in Central Baltimore and East Baltimore, two regions of the city that have been the subject of substantial policy intervention and private sector investments.

Job responsibilities for the postdoctoral researcher include:Conduct in-depth interviews with landlords, investors, homeowners, residents, and other key informants

  • Attend community events and write fieldnotes
  • Help manage a group of undergraduate research assistants in conducting systematic social observations in the neighborhoods;
  • Engage in data analysis and write papers based on the data.

It is anticipated that one- or two-year post-doctoral research associates will be awarded with an anticipated start in August 2018. The position is full-time. The fellows will be in residence at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Poverty Lab is open to applicants who are up to three years post-PhD in sociology or related fields. Applicants with experience with qualitative or mixed methods are preferred. Applicants should have strong research skills, a substantive background in areas of housing policy, neighborhood revitalization, or urban governance. Must have excellent communication skills and able to work well as part of a team.

Application Instructions
Each application will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • The degree of fit of research interests
  • Demonstrated record of scholarly work and quality of writing
  • Strength of letters of support CV, 10 page writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation