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Postdoctoral Research Fellow to Conduct Research on Health Inequalities

Bocconi University - Dondena Research Centre

Location: Milan - Italy
Salary: €32,283
£27,230.71 converted salary* per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th February 2020
Closes: 18th April 2020

Closing date: 18/4/2020 at 5pm (CET)

Starting date: April 2020 or soon thereafter

Salary: €32,283 per annum (with the possibility to benefit from tax incentives if relocating to Italy from abroad)

Contract duration: 23 months

Bocconi University in Milan wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to conduct research on health inequalities. The successful candidate will work with Prof. David Stuckler and Prof. Alexander Kentikelenis, and the post is available for 23 months and is likely to run from April 2020 (negotiable).    

The successful candidate will be expected to evaluate health inequalities in older persons and the role of pension systems using SHARE longitudinal datasets. In this context, the appointed Fellow will be expected to identify and implement a series of quasi-natural experimental analyses of pension reforms in EU countries. Building on and expanding this work, the Fellow will be expected to conduct further analyses of the determinants of health inequalities, and the role of policy interventions in shaping them. The precise nature of these additional analyses will depend on the Fellow’s research interests and available data. 

Essential requirements for this post include:

  • PhD (awarded or near-completion) in sociology, public health, demography, economics, or related disciplines
  • Excellent command of English (to the standards of academic publishing)
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical analysis techniques  

The post is hosted by Bocconi University’s Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy, and is funded by the Cariplo Foundation (contract on “Pension reforms and spatial-temporal patterns in healthy ageing in Lombardy: quasi-natural experimental analysis of linked health and pension data in comparative Italian and European perspective”) and the Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research (CHAIN) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. 

To apply for this post, please send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and any relevant publications to by 5pm (CET) on 18/3/2020. Reference letters are not required at this stage. 

Enquiries about the vacancy:

David Stuckler ( and Alexander Kentikelenis (

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