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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Demography of Aging and Life Course

Posted: 1/4/2017 (Employment)

The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the demography of aging and the life course, funded by the National Institute on Aging. The appointment will start from September 1, 2017 and is conditional on funding. The CDHA program is intended to support and develop the research and professional skills of recent PhDs in sociology, economics, and complementary disciplines, including population health sciences, epidemiology and public health. The center aims to focus on significant theoretical, methodological, and policy issues in the demography of aging and the life course. The program has gradually increased its research portfolio on matters related to the interplay between socioeconomic and biological determinants of health and well-being. There is a growing emphasis on the study of biomarkers, gene-environment interactions, and recent initiatives to develop a research agenda on the intersection of social science of aging and the microbiome. The NIA fellow will be encouraged to affiliate with one of the major research projects in CDHA.

CDHA, in conjunction action with the Center for Demography and Ecology, 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 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 Centers is provided by core grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and from the National Institute of Aging.

Stipend levels for this position are set by NIH. In FY2017, they ranged from $47,484 to $58,560, depending on years of relevant postdoctoral 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 a research project to be conducted at the Center, three letters of recommendation, and copies of publications to James Raymo, Training Director, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1393. The deadline for submitting applications is February 15, 2017.

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Deadline: 02/15/2017

Location: University of Wisconsin, Madison