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NIA Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Studies Center

Posted: 9/12/2017 (Employment)

2017 NIA Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Population Studies Center has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). This position is available immediately, with a start date no later than January 1, 2018. Applicants must have a PhD in demography, public health, or one of the social sciences (e.g., sociology, economics, psychology) at the starting date.

Applicants for the NIA position do not need to have a background in aging research (although it is desirable), however they must propose an aging-related research project which focuses on the health of the elderly or near-elderly population as part of their application.

Selection will be based on scholarly potential and compatibility with the interests of a faculty mentor. When considering applicants we will take into consideration current NIH guidelines with respect to the scope of the research the Institute supports. See NIH guidelines.

Fellows devote most of their time to independent research, but may also take selected courses and/or teach on a light-load basis. Positions offer exceptional opportunity for collaboration with staff of the Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center on major projects in the U.S. and overseas.

Term of appointment ends August 31, 2018, with the possibility of an additional year (September 1, 2018-August 31, 2019), contingent on continued funding. Stipend will be commensurate with experience, based on levels mandated by NIH.

Fellowships sponsored by NIA are funded by the Federal government and are therefore restricted to U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents. Applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States at the time of application.

Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled with full consideration being given to those applications that are complete as of September 15, 2017.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae (which must include citizenship status on the first page), 1-2 page statement of research interests detailing your planned research while at PSC and examples of written work via email to

Also, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly from the author to the above email address by September 15, 2017. Applications are not considered complete until recommendation letters are received. All documents should be in PDF format and contain the applicant’s last name in the file name. The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit diverse postdoctoral fellows as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Deadline: 09/15/2017

Location: University of Michigan