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.
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.
Applicants should specify whether they are applying for an NIA position or an NICHD position. For 2019, there is one available NICHD position and two NIA positions.
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:
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.
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. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of Michigan is considered one of the foremost research universities in the United States. Revenues for sponsored programs totaled $1.2 billion in 2017. The University of Michigan is ranked the #1 Public Research University in the U.S. by the National Science Foundation, and our academic programs rank in the top 5 public universities, nationally. The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving, and applying knowledge, art and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.
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.
The following application materials are required:
Letter of application
Curriculum vitae (which must include citizenship status on the first page)
1-2 page statement of research interests detailing your planned research while at PSC
Examples of written work
Also, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly from the author to the email address below by January 7, 2019.
Applications are not considered complete until recommendation letters are received.
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.
Screening of applications will continue until the positions are filled, with full consideration being given to those applications that are complete as of January 7, 2019.
Additional Salary Information: Stipend will be commensurate with experience, based on levels mandated by NIH. $48,432 - $59,736
Internal Number: 2019
About University of Michigan, Population Studies Center
The University of Michigan's Population Studies Center (PSC) was established in 1961, originally as a unit within the Department of Sociology. In 1966 the Center established close connections to the Department of Economics, and since that time has become increasingly interdisciplinary, currently drawing faculty from more than a dozen academic disciplines.
Center affiliates are population researchers who pursue independent research with the support of Center staff. PSC supports a large portfolio of both domestic and international research in several key areas of demographic research: Health and Social Inequalities; Social-Biological Interactions; Population Health and Well-being; Families, Fertility, and Children; Population Dynamics; and Methodologies and Data.