Employment/Post Doc Opportunities

Post Doctoral Research Associates

The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin- Madison invites applications for multiple postdoctoral research associate positions with research interests in one or more of the following areas: (1) applying advanced demographic and econometric methods to understand the importance of place of birth on later life health and mortality (2) applying demographic methods to understand Alzheimer’s Disease processes (3) applying biodemographic/genetic methods to Alzheimer’s Disease and other Aging processes The new postdocs will work in collaboration with Jason Fletcher, Alberto Palloni, Michal Engelman, Qiongshi Lu, Hyunseung Kang, and several other UW-Madison faculty on multiyear research projects funded by the National Institute on Aging. Appointments can start as early as January 2020, but start dates through September 2020 are possible. For more information, go to Post-DocPositionCDHAPOB090120

CDHA Postdoctorial Fellow Announcement

The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA), the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, and the Initiative on Social Genomics at the University of Wisconsin- Madison invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate with research interests in statistical genetics.

The postdoc will work in collaboration with Qiongshi Lu, Jason Fletcher, Lauren Schmitz and several other UW-Madison faculty on research projects that advance biostatistics and statistical genetics approaches to human genetic data. Projects include the use of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, Health and Retirement Study, UK Biobank. 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. The appointment can start around September 1, 2020 but earlier start dates are possible. For more information, go to  Post-DocPositionStatGen 09-01-2020.

CDHA/Initiative in Social Genomics Postdoctoral Fellow

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, Lauren Schmitz, Qiongshi Lu 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 geneenvironment 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. The appointment can start around September 1, 2020 but earlier start dates are possible. For more information, go to Post-DocPositionCDHA 09-01-2020.

Initiative in Social Genomics Cluster Hire

The Initiative in Social Genomics is one of six successful proposals for Cluster Hires at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The aim is for UW to become home to the largest and most innovative group of researchers pursuing topics in Social Genomics in the world. The Initiative in Social Genomics is one example of efforts being made on campus to expand research into genomics. In the fall of 2018, the University will be opening the Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine.

As part of the new Cluster Hiring Initiative in Social Genomics, an interdisciplinary group of scholars is seeking to hire three new tenure-track faculty members, all with appointments in relevant home departments, with expertise and interests in Social Genomics, defined as a field of research that integrates theories, data, and methods across the social, health, and genetic sciences.

These areas of interest are broadly characterized in three new tenure-track faculty searches in Social Genomics. See the flyer or the Social Genomics page for more information.