The University of Wisconsin–Madison invites applications for a position in the area of Social Genomics, beginning August 2022. Social Genomics is a field of research that integrates theories, data, and methods across the social, behavioral, health, and genetic sciences. This position is the final of three hires in this area and is part of an interdisciplinary cluster hiring initiative, designed to foster innovative, outstanding research programs that will stimulate productive interactions among faculty and students interested in the integration of genetics and social science research across the campus and to expand interdisciplinary research in this area.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, cutting-edge, highly visible, and interdisciplinary research program that specializes in integrating genomic methods within the social, behavioral, and health sciences. We are especially interested in candidates pursing research that focus on clinical, social and/or policy implications that stem from using genomic data. Research programs may include (but are not limited to) innovative uses of polygenic scores for clinical prediction and/or treatment tailoring; leveraging genomic information along with behavioral or neuroimaging data to guide the development of new interventions for clinical populations; combining social and genetic epidemiology to answer population health questions; social epigenomic research.