Employment and Postdoctoral Opportunities

Past Opportunities

Postdoctoral Scholar 2023

The Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin- Madison invites applications for a NIH-funded postdoctoral traineeship. The program develops the research and professional skills of recent PhDs with interests in the social, economic, geographic, and biological determinants of longevity and health. There is an emphasis on the study of genetic and epigenetic biomarkers and recent initiatives to expand research on cognitive health and disparities. Postdoctoral scholars devote most of their time to independent research and collaboration with faculty mentors. The appointment is for one year with the possibility of extending for a second year, contingent on continued funding. To comply with NIH policy, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must have completed all doctorate requirements by the time of the appointment. Review of application is on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The start date will begin at a mutually agreed upon time in summer or fall 2023.
For more information about the application requirements, please visit the full position posting.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to recruit diverse postdoctoral scholars to maintain the excellence of our research and ground it in varied perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Multiple Positions for 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. estimating the effects of specific policy/contextual/family level factors during early life in explaining later life health and mortality using newly available “big data”

The new postdocs will work in collaboration with Jason Fletcher, Alberto Palloni, and several other UW-Madison faculty as well as Josh Goldstein and colleagues at UC-Berkeley on multi-year research projects funded by the National Institute on Aging. Appointments can start as early as December 2022, but start dates through September 2023 are possible. CDHA provides a research and training environment that is strong in collegiality, computing, geographic information analysis, and administrative services. For more information, please read the full position posting.

Assistant or Associate Professor, Social Genomics Cluster Hire

The University of Wisconsin–Madison invites applications for a position in the area of Social Genomics beginning July 2023. Social Genomics is a field of research that integrates theories, data, and methods across the social, behavioral, health, and genetic sciences. This position is one 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 have their tenure home in the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics with a potential joint appointment in Sociology, Psychology, Population Health Sciences, or another related department.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 15, 2022, however, this position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled.

Full position description.