Research Fellow,Population Studies Center

Location
Michigan, United States
Posted
13 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Jan 2019
Ref
164780
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Summary

The Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan expects to have openings for two postdoctoral fellows sponsored by National Institute on Aging (NIA) and one postdoctoral fellow sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Positions will start on or about September 1, 2019. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, public health, or one of the social sciences (e.g., sociology, economics, psychology) by the starting date.

Fellows devote most of their time to independent research, but may also take selected courses and/or teach on a light-load basis. Positions offer exceptional opportunity for collaboration with staff of the Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center on major projects in the U.S. and overseas.

Term of appointment will be for two years, contingent on continued funding. Stipend will be commensurate with experience, based on levels mandated by NIH. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Applicants for the NIA positions do not need to have a background in aging research (although it is desirable). However they must propose an aging-related research project which focuses on the health of the elderly or near-elderly population as part of their application.
  • Applicants for the NICHD position should focus on demography, social and behavioral research on reproductive health, or research on population health and productivity at the population level. Research primarily focusing on elderly populations is not within the NICHD Population Dynamics Branch (PDB) mission.
  • Selection will be based on scholarly potential and compatibility with the interests of a faculty mentor. When considering applicants we will take into consideration current NIH guidelines with respect to the scope of the research the Institute supports. The NIH guidelines can be viewed here: grants.nih.gov/grant...s/NOT-OD-16-025.html
  • Fellowships sponsored by NIH are funded by the Federal government and are therefore restricted to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. Applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States at the time of application.

Additional Information

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit diverse postdoctoral fellows as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.