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Post Doctoral Scholar

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Job Title:
Post Doctoral Scholar

John Glenn | Academic

The incumbent will serve as a post doctoral scholar with research teams from the John Glenn College and the CHRR at Ohio State University. Both centers collaborate to operate a state administrative data center, and work on extensive applied, evaluation and original research projects. The broad area of work is education and work, and the individual would join an exciting team of interdisciplinary scholars and staff.

The OLDA is an administrative data center operated by the OSU in collaboration with state partners. Since 2012 we have offered the State of Ohio and academics data services. These services include both technical work with administrative data, as well as analytical work. The post doctoral scholar would become part of a robust team of some 60+ staff/faculty/students.

This post doctoral position will work on a series of projects on workforce development. The projects include a state-wide effort to increase the supply of workers for technical employment, and a regional process of organizing post secondary training and education providers. A second stream of work will be supporting a federally funded study of employment outcomes of higher education.

Prepare data from OLDA (Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive) and other administrative files. Data preparation will include loading data, merging files from complex panel data, conducting regression and other statistical procedures, preparing files for use with modeling software. Support analytical work with projects such as conducting literature reviews, preparing methodology statements, and designing reports or manuscripts for publication. Write reports, publications, and presentations in collaboration with larger team of staff and researchers. Other duties as assigned.

Additional Information:


Required : Applicants should have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in a quantitative field, such as Public Administration, Education, Economics, Sociology or Engineering. Applicant must have experience in data analysis, social science, program evaluation, academic writing, and programming skills: STATA, Python, or R

Desired : Advanced econometrics, Tableau, SQL

The Ohio State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

The Work Environment and Culture:

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs is committed to inspiring and developing the next generation of public and nonprofit professionals who can handle complex issues and make change a reality in civic life. Ranked best in Ohio and 20th nationally all Public Affairs graduate schools in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report ratings, the Glenn College teaches its students how governments, nonprofits, and private firms can work together to serve the public and achieve results. The Glenn College is celebrating over 50 years of turning students’ passions into policy and is housed in Page Hall, a state-of-the-art building in the center of the university’s main campus in Columbus, Ohio.

The Ohio State University, the flagship public university of Ohio, is located in the state’s capital, Columbus. OSU is ranked 17th among the best public universities in the nation. Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States and offers many cultural and recreational amenities. It was recently rated by Forbes as the #1 opportunity city in the country and by Time as being in the top 10 cities to start a new career.

Page Hall (0061)

Position Type:
Term (Fixed Term)

Scheduled Hours:

First Shift

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