Post-doctoral Research Associates
The Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW), part of the Woodrow Wilson School, invites outstanding researchers to apply for appointments as Post-doctoral Research Associates for a 12-month position starting September 1, 2015.
CHW supports research on the multiple aspects of health and wellbeing in both developed and developing countries. Applications are welcome from researchers in a variety of disciplines, including medicine, psychology, biology, epidemiology, economics, sociology, and related social science disciplines.
Post-doctoral Research Associates typically work closely with one or more CHW faculty members during their stay. In addition, Post-doctoral 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. Post-doctoral Research Associates devote the major portion of their time to research and writing on issues related to health and wellbeing. Some Post-doctoral Research Associates may also have the opportunity to teach in one of Princeton’s undergraduate programs. Any teaching is contingent on sufficient enrollments and must be approved by the Dean of the Faculty.
Applicants should have received a doctorate or equivalent degree within three years of application. 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 to Post-doctoral Research Associate is one year with the possibility of up to two one-year extensions, based on continuing satisfactory performance.
Post-doctoral 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 Visiting Associate Research Scholars.
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 significance of their proposed contribution to CHW’s mission; and (3) the contribution they are likely to make to research in the future.
To apply, 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 via: https://jobs.princeton.edu .
Search for "Post-Doctoral Research Associate-Center for Health and Wellbeing," requisition number 1400671.
The deadline for submission is December 15, 2014. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications in March 2015.
This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
For more information about the Center for Health and Wellbeing, please visit its website at www.princeton.edu/chw.