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CDHA Post Doctoral Research Associates

The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for multiple postdoctoral research associate positions with research interests in one or more of the following areas:

  1. applying advanced demographic and econometric methods to understand the importance of place of birth on later life health and mortality
  2. applying demographic methods to understand Alzheimer’s Disease processes
  3. applying biodemographic/genetic methods to Alzheimer’s Disease and other Aging processes

The new postdocs will work in collaboration with Jason Fletcher, Alberto Palloni, Michal Engelman, Qiongshi Lu, Hyunseung Kang, and several other UW-Madison faculty on multi-year research projects funded by the National Institute on Aging. Appointments can start as early as August 2019, but start dates through January 2020 are possible.

CDHA provides a research and training environment that is strong in collegiality, computing, geographic information analysis, and administrative services. Faculty affiliates of the centers come from a number of UW - Madison departments including Sociology, Economics, Social Work, Population Health Sciences, Public Affairs, Statistics, among others. General support for the Center is provided by core grants from the National Institute of Aging. For more information about the Center, research faculty, and current research activities, please visit our website at

An ideal candidate will have strong quantitative and writing skills, advanced knowledge of demographic and econometric methods with large survey and/or administrative data, and training or interest in life course analysis and health and aging outcomes. Knowledge of biodemography and causal inference methods is preferred. UW–Madison and our research group offer an outstanding environment for postdoctoral scholars and a strong track-record of alumni achievement. The University and Madison offer a thriving diverse environment with ready access to cultural activities, outdoor pursuits, and stimulating neighbors and colleagues.

To apply, please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and copies of publications to: Jason Fletcher, Director, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1393 (jason.fletcher [at] We will accept applications until the position is filled.

The University of Wisconsin - Madison is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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United States
Madison, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin - Madison