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DelCAN Postdoctoral Research Associate

Delaware Contraceptive Access Now (DelCAN) Evaluation - Salary range $70,362 to $72,473

many_handsPostdoctoral Research Associate - status: Open

We have one opening for a post-doctoral research associate to undertake research contributing to the Delaware Contraceptive Access Now (DelCAN) Evaluation This evaluation is being conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Delaware, Newark to a project timetable from June 2016 through May 2022. Work on the evaluation is expected to lead primarily to papers submitted to peer-reviewed journals and scholarly research conferences. The contributions of the postdoctoral research associate to the project will include analysis of survey data collected specifically on Delaware in multiple rounds of representative samples respectively of all reproductive age women and of women attending Title X clinics. Other contributions may include analyses combining state and national data sources, and estimation and simulation of reproductive, infant health, and public-expenditure outcomes. The successful applicant will be provided with office space and research infrastructure through the Maryland Population Research Center, and will report to the DelCAN Evaluation Project Director, Dr. Michael Rendall. Additional mentoring and collaboration opportunities with DelCAN Evaluation faculty at UMD include with Drs. Michel Boudreaux, Amy Lewin, Dylan Roby, and Julia Steinberg (School of Public Health), and Mónica Caudillo (Sociology). Annual salary is expected to be in the range, $70,362 to $72,473. The position is not restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • A Ph.D. in a social, behavioral, or statistical science discipline with application to demography or public health.
  • Record of scholarship on some combination of fertility, contraception, and reproductive and infant health.
  • Experience with analysis of population-representative survey data. Previous experience with any of the PRAMS, BRFSS, YRBSS, or Vital Statistics births data is a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communicationsskills, especially for peer-reviewed publication and presentations.
  • Ability to balance projects simultaneously while ensuring accuracy in data management and research.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and impartiality in all work products.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with faculty and graduate research assistants.


Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, full time, 12 months, extendable up to 24 months
Start: Summer or Fall 2020
Project: The Delaware Contraceptive Access Now (DelCAN) Evaluation
Location: Maryland Population Research Center, University of Maryland College Park
Salary Range: $70,362 - 72,473, not restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents


Send electronic submissions in standard document formats (preferably pdf); include the following:

  1. Curriculum vitae.
  2. Cover letter (500-750 words) explaining the applicant's suitability for thejob.
  3. Either 1 or 2 writing samples (published or unpublished).
  4. List of referees with contact information. Letters will only be solicited for short-listedcandidates.

Please send application to: Mr. William Fennie –

For best consideration, applications should be sent by January 15, 2020, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.