Postdoctoral Research Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Health and Wellbeing

The Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW), part of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, invites outstanding researchers to apply for appointments as Postdoctoral Research Associates for a 12-month position starting July 1, 2022. The position would involve working on a CHW project headed by Janet Currie entitled: "Harnessing Big Data to Improve Children's Mental Health Treatment." A PhD in economics is required, as well as experience with the econometric analysis of large-scale administrative data sets.

Applicants should have received a doctorate degree within a year of application or expect to receive a doctorate by July 1, 2022. 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, 2022, 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 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 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 more information about the Center for Health and Wellbeing, please visit its website at http://chw.princeton.edu.

Apply by December 15, 2021, for full consideration, however, applications will continue to be reviewed until all available positions are filled. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by March 2022.

Apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/22343. Please submit a cover letter, a CV, a research paper, book chapter, or a dissertation chapter; a statement of no more than 1,000 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 provide a reference.

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

We at the School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion - fundamental to the success of our education and research mission. This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment and hiring as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences, and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.

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.

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Health Program

The interdisciplinary Global Health Program, administered by the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, 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, in addition to conducting their own original research. 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 July 1, 2022, with the possibility of renewal up to three years, contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. Selected candidates will be required to be in residence in Princeton or the local vicinity, or demonstrate to the program's satisfaction the ability to be on campus on a daily basis and on short notice in order to fulfill responsibilities relating to in-person participation.

We seek candidates committed to interdisciplinary research in global health, who innovate methodologically and who demonstrate strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.  Candidates who are working in various social science or natural science disciplines will be considered.

Applicable social science fields include but are not limited to: public policy, anthropology, political science, public health, demography, economics, sociology, global health, political science, social determinants of health.

Applicable natural science fields include but are not limited to: epidemiology, disease ecology, environmental health, biostatistics, vaccination.

A PhD is required. Applicants must have no more than two years of postdoctoral work experience prior to the start of the appointment.

Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/23221 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. 

The deadline for submission is January 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications in March 2022.

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

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

We at the School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion - fundamental to the success of our education and research mission. This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment and hiring as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences, and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.

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.

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Health Program and Mpala Research Center

The interdisciplinary Global Health Program, administered by the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, 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, in addition to conducting their own original research. 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.

This position anticipates a unique division of time between Princeton University and the Mpala Research Center in central Kenya. Mpala Research Center (mpala.org) is a 48,000+ acre hub for research by visiting scientists and students. Mpala provides a ‘living laboratory’ without the restrictions of a national park, allowing scientists to manipulate the environment and conduct landscape-level, controlled experiments to explore basic science, address real-world problems, and ensure that sustainable livelihoods and economic advancement are synonymous with wildlife conservation. Mpala’s institutional mission is to support research that improves ecosystem functions, conserves biodiversity, and enhances the livelihood of employees and their families who are predominantly traditional pastoralists. In conjunction with this mission, Mpala works to advance the understanding and conservation of natural human-occupied ecosystems through basic research, education, outreach, and by creating new scientific knowledge and developing science-based solutions to guide conservation actions for the benefit of nature and human welfare.

The incumbent would be based mostly at Mpala from June to mid-January, primarily conducting original research and also supervising the short-term research of 4-5 Princeton student interns over the summer and a small number of student visitors during the two-week January Wintersession period. The incumbent would be based at Princeton University from late January to May, conducting original research, advising and supporting undergraduate students in the Global Health Program, and potentially serving as a preceptor (with a secondary rank of Lecturer) for the undergraduate epidemiology course, pending sufficient enrollments. The term of the appointment is one year initially, starting on or about September 1, 2022, with the possibility of renewal up to three years, contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.

We seek candidates committed to interdisciplinary research in global health and who are working in one or more of the following fields: epidemiology, disease ecology, environmental health, global health, biostatistics, vaccination, demography, veterinary medicine, nutritional sciences, microbiology, parasitology, immunology. We seek candidates who innovate methodologically, who have a track record in field research and/or field teaching/mentoring, and who demonstrate strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.

A PhD is required. Applicants must have no more than two years of postdoctoral work experience prior to the start of the appointment.

Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/23222  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. 

The deadline for submission is January 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications in March 2022.

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

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

We at the School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion - fundamental to the success of our education and research mission. This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment and hiring as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences, and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.

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.