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Research, Funding Opportunities, and Updates from NIH OBSSR May 21st, 2018

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research has a number of research opportunities, funding announcements, requests of information, and events coming up, including:

Click below to access all of OBSSR’s latest opportunities and updates.

Celebrating CSDE Fellows and Trainees May 21st, 2018
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As we close out the 2017-18 academic year, we’re excited to recognize the achievements of CSDE Fellows and Trainees. Learn more about their accomplishments below, and celebrate another successful year with us at the End of Year Reception on 6/1/18 from 12:30-1:30 in the Peterson Room.

  • CSDE Fellow Hilary Bethancourt successfully defended her dissertation, and has a Postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State.
  • CSDE Fellow Michael Esposito will become a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Social Research’s Survey Research Center,
The Effect of Air Pollution on Migration: Evidence from China May 21st, 2018
When: 05/26/2018 12:30-1:30 PM
Where: 121 Raitt Hall

Paulina Oliva, Department of Economics, UC Irvine

In this seminar, Oliva looks at the effects of air pollution on migration in China using changes in the average strength of thermal inversions over five-year periods as a source of exogenous variation for medium-run air pollution levels. Her results are robust to different specifications, including simple counts of inversions as instruments, different weather controls, and different forms of error variance.

Postdoctoral Researcher – Early Warning System of Temperature-Related Mortality Risk in Europe May 21st, 2018
Where: Barcelona Institute for Global Health

The chosen candidate will develop climate-mortality models to generate a prototype of prediction scheme of temperature-related mortality for a very large ensemble of regions in Europe, based on (i) the climate forecasting tools developed by other partners in the project, and (ii) a pan-European daily dataset of regional mortality. This new dataset is the updated version of the one used for example in Ballester et al. 2016 (doi:10.1038/NCLIMATE3070).

The final aim is to evaluate how the skill in climate forecasts is transferred to the predictability of mortality risk,

Postdoctoral Research Associate May 21st, 2018
Where: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Postdoctoral position focused on structures and dynamics in networks. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work interdisciplinarily with a wide range of social networks and network neuroscience interests at both UNC and Duke, as well as with collaborators of Mucha’s networks research group at Penn and Columbia. If desired, applicants with the requisite background and teaching experience will also be considered for a teaching assignment in Mathematics.The position is initially for one-year, renewable based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Data science, AI, and big data analytics for global good & social impact (in the Physics Auditorium at UW, 5/23/18) May 21st, 2018
Demography Event
When: 05/23/2018 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Where: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A102



Over the past decade, we have witnessed an unprecedented explosion in data and in the way that analytics is being used to generate insights from such data. For example, in agriculture we used to rely mainly on subjective interpretation of weather or the farmer’s almanac to support farmer’s productivity. Now, we rely on remote sensing and predictive analytics to forecast yield, crop health, when or what to plant, etc. In healthcare,

Director, Center for Social Science May 21st, 2018
Where: Western Washington University

The Department of Sociology invites applications for Director of the Center for Social Science Instruction (CSSI). Successful candidates will excel at instruction and have a solid background in statistical computing and quantitative methods. You will not have research responsibilities; however, we seek candidates with interest or background in pursuing external research funding because the position may involve assisting faculty with grants. We encourage applications from candidates who are familiar with and committed to inclusively serving students from diverse backgrounds.

Complete Count Committee Coordinator May 21st, 2018
Where: Washington State Office of Financial Management

The 2018-19 supplemental budget required and funded work at the Office of Financial Management
(OFM) to promote a complete count of Washingtonians in the 2020 census. Based on a Census Bureau
recommendation and experience in other states in 2010, OFM is assembling a “Complete Count
Committee” of key stakeholders and prominent individuals, particularly among hard to count
communities, to develop strategies, activities and documents to promote a complete count of Washington

JHSPH Assistant or Associate Professor – Population Science May 20th, 2018
Where: Johns Hopkins University

The Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is recruiting two tenure-track faculty members at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful applicants will apply a life course perspective in pursuing innovative research addressing an area of Population Science.

Scholarship will be evidenced by contributions to the scientific literature and increasing recognition in their field of interest. The selected individuals will be encouraged to build on the existing strength of the faculty within the Department,

NSF-NIH Interagency Initiative: Smart and Connected Health May 20th, 2018
Where: National Science Foundation - National Institutes of Health

Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have identified Smart and Connected Health as a program focus. The purpose of this interagency program solicitation is the development of technologies, analytics and models supporting next generation health and medical research through high-risk, high-reward advances in computer and information science, engineering and technology, behavior, cognition, robotics and imaging. Collaborations between academic, industry, and other organizations are strongly encouraged to establish better linkages between fundamental science,