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CEGA hiring postdoc for Kenya Life Panel Survey Project


The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) seeks a postdoctoral scholar with a PhD in economics, public health, public policy, statistics, or a related field to work on the Kenya Life Panel Survey (KLPS) project. CEGA will give preference to candidates with experience conducting primary data collection, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, and also those with experience related to randomized controlled trials with a focus on health, education, cash transfers, and/or children.

Under the mentorship of CEGA Faculty Director Ted Miguel, the KLPS postdoc will work with an existing research team to design and implement an additional round of data collection for the Kenya Life Panel Survey. The KLPS is a longitudinal data collection effort that has collected information from Kenyan individuals in multiple rounds of data collection starting in 2003, and has been used to study the impacts of various embedded randomized controlled trials related to health, education, training, and cash grants.  The upcoming KLPS round will include data collection on adults and children.

The KLPS postdoc will work with the research team to:

-design new survey instruments for adults

-select and adapt a series of cognitive tests for pre-school and school-aged children

-oversee training of the survey enumeration team, and monitor data quality during field work

-conduct analysis and contribute to paper writing and dissemination of results

The position is based in Berkeley, California, although the postdoc will be expected to travel to Kenya periodically in order to assist in field work preparations and monitoring. The initial commitment period will be 12 months, with the possibility for extension. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Closing Date

Jan 5, 2018 11:59 pm PST

Application Requirements

To apply: please send a brief cover letter, CV, writing sample, and contact information for two academic references to with the subject “Application for KLPS postdoc”. Please include the subject heading; without it your email message might be lost. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.