Employment and Postdoctoral Opportunities

National Institute on Aging Postdoctoral Traineeship, Fall 2021

The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison invites applications for a postdoctoral traineeship beginning in fall 2021 or winter 2022. The CDHA program is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and intended to support and develop the research and professional skills of recent PhDs in public health and/or the social sciences (including demography, sociology, economics, and related disciplines).

Research at CDHA focuses on theoretical, methodological, and policy issues related to population aging and health. The program has a growing research portfolio examining the interplay between social, economic, geographic, and biological determinants of health and longevity. There is an emphasis on the study of genetic and epigenetic biomarkers and recent initiatives to expand research on cognitive health and disparities.

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Assistant, Associate, or Professor, Social Genomics Cluster Hire

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.

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