Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award - NICHD Postdoctoral Traineeship

The Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin will have one opening for NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2016.  This position is for one year, but is potentially renewable for a second year. The PRC is an interdisciplinary research and training unit of The University of Texas at Austin (UT) that provides infrastructure support services and project development support for a very productive, interdisciplinary group of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students at UT. Most of the research is concentrated in four overlapping and reinforcing thematic areas: Health disparities, Educational Inequality & Opportunity, Partnership, Parenting, & Human Development, and Work and Stratification.

As part of a research unit with a strong culture of collaboration, postdocs are expected to spend about half of their time working independently and about half of their time working together with research associates.  We strongly encourage potential applicants to contact research associates to discuss collective interests prior to submitting an application. 
In addition, postdocs are expected to regularly attend the weekly PRC brownbag, present at least once at the brownbag during their period of support, and submit research for presentation at the Population Association (PAA) meetings.  Postdoctoral fellows must have a Ph.D. in sociology, demography, public health, family studies or a related social science discipline and be citizens, or Permanent Residents, of the United States at the time of appointment.

Send letter of interest with information about research interests and plans, anticipated postdoctoral PRC faculty mentor, and future employment goals; CV; and examples of written work to .  In addition, three letters of recommendation are required. Letter writers should send their letters directly to All documents must be submitted electronically.   Applications will be accepted beginning September 1, 2015.

Read more information about the PRC research activities and faculty.

For more information about this position, contact Dr. Cavanagh, NICHD Postdoc Training Director.

Additional contact, NICHD Program Coordinator:

The University of Texas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2016-17 will be accepted beginning September 1, 2015.

Our current 2014-2015 postdoctoral fellows: 

Giuseppina Valle

Sarah Font


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