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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Tomas Jimenez

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Jimenez, Tomas
Other Mentor(s) if Applicable: 
Brian Lowery
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
1 year
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

For full consideration, please submit application materials as a single PDF via email to Asha Taha, with the subject, "SIR/SCL Postdoc."
We encourage applicants from diverse and underrepresented groups to apply. In particular, we encourage applicants from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups (Black or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, as described by the National Science Foundation), individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged economic and educational backgrounds (low-income households and disadvantaged educational environments) to apply. Applications will be reviewed starting on February 1, 2024.
Applicants who have questions about the position may contact Asha Taha (
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
No. The expected base pay for this position is the Stanford University required minimum for all postdoctoral scholars appointed through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The FY25 minimum is $73,800.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Stanford Institute on Race
Stanford’s newly established Institute on Race, in collaboration with the Stanford Center on Longevity, seeks a postdoctoral fellow to work with the Institute to conduct research related to societal well-being and race/ethnicity.
About the Institute and The Center
The Stanford Institute on Race (SIR, temporary name) is a new, University-wide venture that generates, supports, and amplifies research that results in cutting-edge knowledge and bold solutions to realize racial justice. The Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL) advances a research-driven agenda that explores opportunities created by increased longevity to identify actionable, evidence-based steps that contribute to aims identified in the New Map of Life.
About the Position
The SIR and SCL are looking for a joint postdoctoral fellow who will identify key indicators of societal well-being and their relationship to racial and ethnic equality in long-lived societies.  The fellow may conduct ongoing research in this area while helping the Institute identify indicators that are adaptable across societies and can be updated over time. The fellow will work with SIR faculty directors, Brian Lowery and Tomás Jiménez and professional Institute staff. In addition, NMOL fellows attend weekly seminars with other New Map of Life fellows designed to provide a multi-disciplinary overview of the field while creating a community of longevity scholars. While most of the postdoc’s time will be dedicated to the project described above, there is also an opportunity to conduct related independent research. The initial appointment will be for one year (with the potential to renew for a second year). Salary is standardized based on Stanford University guidelines. Benefits are provided.

Required Qualifications: 
  • To be successful in this role, the applicant will have a Ph.D. in any discipline received within the last three years, with a preference for a scholar with a background in social science, data science, public health/health policy, demography, or statistics.
  • The applicant should have a range of statistical and data skills, including graduate-level knowledge of data management and analysis.
  • Experience managing large datasets and executing data analysis in complex environments is highly valued.
Required Application Materials: 
  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Graduate school transcripts
  • Writing sample
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Additional papers and a diversity statement may be requested at a later date.
  • Applicants should be prepared to complete a research design and/or data analysis exercise as part of the interview process.


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.