Postdoctoral Associate in Aging Research

The Division of Health Policy and Economics of the Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City is recruiting a postdoctoral associate to conduct aging-related research. The postdoctoral associate will work under the supervision of Dr. Mark Unruh, associate professor in the division, in collaboration with Dr. R. Tyler Braun, assistant professor, and Dr. Hye-Young Jung, associate professor. The ideal candidate will be a quantitative researcher with experience analyzing large, health insurance claims-based analytic files. The Department has significant data resources, including a nationally representative sample of Medicare claims, experienced programmers who support data management, and a state-of-the-art computing environment.

The successful candidate will participate in health policy and economics aging research with a focus on two areas: (1) examining how private equity investment, real estate investment trusts, and other ways that health care providers access capital may affect the quality and cost of care for older adults; and (2) examining the relationships between the level of primary care reimbursements for dually-eligible Medicare beneficiaries and the quality and cost of their care.


  • PhD in health services research, health economics, health policy, or a related field
  • Experience conducting research using administrative data
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
    • Interest in aging research

Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research, and education. We welcome applications from candidates who share our commitment to fostering a culture of fairness, equity and belonging. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status or genetic information.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest highlighting their research interests and career goals, and a curriculum vitae to:

Mark A. Unruh, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Health Policy and Economics
Department of Population Health Sciences
Weill Cornell Medical College

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