Career Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Associate

The NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in Downtown Brooklyn seeks a Post-Doctorial Associate to support and conduct detailed scientific studies on how the environments and networks in which STEM workers train affect their outcomes including research productivity, job placement and entrepreneurships.

Summary of Duties

A Post-Doctoral Associate position is available in the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress. Highly motivated candidates with a recent Ph.D. in economics, public policy and management, or computer/library/information sciences are encouraged to apply. The position will support and conduct detailed complex scientific studies, functioning as a subject expert on one of more phases of the project(s); prepare and/or present seminars, talks or lectures for dissemination of knowledge, particularly the results of research undertaken; assist in the management of one of more phases of the research and development efforts; assist in the selection of key research personnel, including graduate students, to work on project(s) undertaken; work with and coordinate collaborating research staff and provide input on methods and procedures necessary to achieve desired goals; advise graduate students in the analysis and interpretation of  research data; responsible for the extraction, analysis and presentation of research data; coordinate the analysis of research findings and prepare detailed summaries for submission to the sponsoring agencies; responsible for the development of research designs and procedures for data analysis  on the project(s); write, edit and/or approve progress reports, technical reports and journal articles; edit grant proposals and draft IRB documents for submission; assist in the establishment of working relationships with potential sponsors and in the submission of detailed research proposals to governmental and private agencies.

Position Qualifications

PhD. in economics, public policy and management, or computer / library /information sciences; extensive experience in a social science research capacity. Strong analytical skills and experience analyzing complex data sets; experience in a progressively responsible administrative capacity.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae and name and contact information for at least three references in PDF format to with listing the job title in the subject line.


EEO/AA Policy

New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. In keeping with this commitment, CUSP strongly encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and members of minority groups. Individuals with disabilities seeking accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, at