Postdoctoral Research Opportunities

CHW Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW), part of the Woodrow Wilson School, invites outstanding researchers to apply for appointments as Postdoctoral Research Associates for a 12-month position starting July 1, 2020. The position would involve working on a CHW project headed by Janet Currie entitled: "Harnessing Big Data to Improve Children's Mental Health Treatment."

Postdoctoral Research Associates participate in activities of CHW, including faculty-graduate seminars, workshops, and public lectures, and enjoy access to a wide range of other activities throughout the University. Postdoctoral Research Associates devote the major portion of their time to research and writing on issues related to health and wellbeing. Some Postdoctoral Research Associates may be invited to teach in one of Princeton's undergraduate programs. Any teaching is contingent on sufficient enrollments and must be approved by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

Applicants should have received a doctorate degree within three years of application or expect to receive a doctorate by July 1 2020. The program is open to all regardless of citizenship, but it does not support work toward the completion of a degree. The term of the appointment is one year initially, starting July 1, 2020, with the possibility of renewal up to a maximum of three years total appointment time contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. The selected candidate is expected to be in residence during the term of appointment.

Postdoctoral Research Associates are defined as scholars who obtained their degrees within the past three years, and who will not be employed by another institution during their stay at Princeton. Applicants employed at other institutions who wish to visit should consult the CHW advertisement for Visiting Research Scholars. Those who are not employed at other institutions but who received their advanced degree more than three years ago should consult the CHW advertisement for Associate Research Scholars. A PhD in economics is required, and experience with the econometric analysis of large scale administrative data sets.

Applicants are evaluated on the basis of (1) the quality of their achievements in their field of specialization and their ability to benefit from the activities of CHW; (2) the fit between their interests and the project; and (3) the contribution they are likely to make to research in the future.

For full consideration, please apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/14161 by December 15, 2019, however, applications will continue to be reviewed until all available positions are filled.  Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications in March 2020.

Please submit online a cover letter, a CV, a research paper, book chapter, or a dissertation chapter; a statement of no more than 1,500 words describing how you plan to use your time at Princeton; and contact information for a thesis advisor or other individual who is qualified to assess your work.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

For more information about the Center for Health and Wellbeing, please visit its website at http://chw.princeton.edu.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

GHP Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Associate

The interdisciplinary Global Health Program, administered by the Woodrow Wilson School, invites outstanding researchers to apply for appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will collaborate on the academic activities of the Global Health Program; responsibilities will include providing guidance, advising and leading methodological workshops on students' independent research projects. The Postdoctoral Research Associate may be invited to teach in one of Princeton's undergraduate programs. Any teaching is contingent on sufficient enrollments and must be approved by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

The term of the appointment is one year initially, starting on or about September 1, 2020, with the possibility of renewal up to three years, contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. The selected candidate is expected to be in residence during the term of appointment.

We seek candidates committed to interdisciplinary research in global health and who are working in one or more of the following fields: anthropology, demography, economics, epidemiology, sociology, disease ecology, global health, social and political determinants of health, vaccines. We seek candidates who innovate methodologically and who demonstrate strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.

A PhD is required.  No more than two years of postdoctoral work experience prior to the start of the appointment.

The deadline for submission is January 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications in March 2020.

Please apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/14162 and submit a cover letter (indicating relevant qualifications and plans for research and writing), a curriculum vitae, one writing sample and contact information for two references.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

For more information about the Global Health Program, please visit its website at https://globalhealth.princeton.edu.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.