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PostDoc Position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) and the Initiative on Social Genomics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate with research interests in biodemography / social science genetics / social genomics. The new postdoc will work in collaboration with Jason Fletcher and several other UW-Madison faculty on research projects that leverage the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, Health and Retirement Study, UK Biobank, and others to pursue cutting edge gene-environment interaction analysis on important health and socioeconomic outcomes. Funding for the position is by the National Institute on Aging and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at UW. Theappointment can start on September 1, 2019 but earlier start dates 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 center come from a number of departments including Sociology, Economics, Community and Environmental Sociology, Social Work, Population Health Sciences, Public Affairs, Statistics, and Human Development and Family Studies. General support for the Center is provided by core funding from the National Institute of Aging. For more information about the Center’s research faculty and current research activities, please visit our website at https://cdha.wisc.edu

Stipend levels for this position are in the $50,000-$65,000 range and are based on experience. In addition, we expect to provide for travel to professional meetings up to $1,000 annually. The appointment is for one year with the possibility of extending for a second year. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must have completed all requirements for the doctorate by the time of the initial appointment.

To apply, please send curriculum vitae, a short description of research and especially experience in social genomics, 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 (or inquiries by e-mail to jason.fletcher [at] wisc.edu). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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

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Country: 
United States
City: 
Madison, Wisconsin
Institution: 
Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) and the Initiative on Social Genomics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contact: 

Jason Fletcher, Director, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin-Madison (jason.fletcher [at] wisc.edu)