Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas A&M University

United States

December 22, 2021


Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Texas A&M University


Bush School Of Government And Public Service

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A &M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

The Bush School of Government and Public Service, https: //, was founded in 1997, under President George H.W. Bush's philosophy that public service is a noble calling. Since then, the Bush School has continued to reflect that notion in curriculum, research, and student experience as the Bush School prepares students to become principled leaders in their fields and to reflect the value of public service throughout their careers. The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy was founded in October 2009 upon the request of President George H.W. Bush to honor Robert A. Mosbacher Sr., who served as secretary of commerce from 1989 to 1992. The Mosbacher Institute publishes public policy briefs, conducts original and sponsored research, and supports students through graduate education, programming, and internships. The Institute houses the new Global Value Chains Program that combines policy, economics, logistics and, supply chain management approaches to emerging issues of today's global value chains.

What we want

What an awesome opportunity that's now been made available to be apart of our pioneering research projects in the areas of: Policy Analysis, Public Policy, International Economics and Labor Economics! Specifically this Postdoctoral Research Associate will focus on generating academic publications related to various substantive policy areas. This position will directly support ongoing research projects as assigned by the Institute Director. These projects are expected to be related to: US trade policy, global value chains, border issues, and international institutions. Our selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. Are you looking for an opportunity to make a huge contribution when it comes to economics and policy? Then consider this job and apply.

What you need to know

Anticipated Start Date for this position is 09/01/2022.

Please note: This position is for two years. It is funded by non- appropriated sources. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon availability of funds.

Application Documents : If your degree had not been conferred at the time applied for this Postdoctoral position, a letter needs to be attached from your school's official Graduate Office and/or Registrar's Office certifying that all requirements for your degree have been met and stating the degree conferral date. We strongly encourage you to upload a Cover Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Research and Career Interests, Writing Samples, and Three Letters of Recommendation.

COVID-19 information: Texas A &M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M's COVID-19 response, please visit the University's COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness' COVID-19 website .

Required Education:

  • Appropriate PhD
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of statistical research methods and analysis of data using a variety of multivariate and multilevel techniques.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team-based, multidisciplinary environment.

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

  • Other Requirements:

  • This is a full-time staff position at the Mosbacher Institute's office located at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

  • A typical workday schedule is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the office space provided.

  • Preferred Education and Experience:

  • PhD in a social science discipline or alternative degree fields that link to Policy Analysis, Public Policy, International Economics, and Labor Economics with demonstrated ability to link to policy issues and application of appropriate research methods.

  • Experience with analyzing data, especially dealing with trade, global supply chains, or labor markets.

  • Responsibilities:

  • Research Publications: Participate in preparation of scholarly publications, presentations, and research reports based on appropriate application of theories and analysis of the research data.

  • Research Field Support: Contribute to the design of the research. As needed, assist in data collection, coding of data, and maintenance of research records and databases.

  • Training Graduate Student Workers: Collaborate with and oversee Bush School students on research projects, clearly explain research needs, and train in necessary data collection, coding of data, and data maintenance.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A &M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

    All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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