Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, Princeton University
CRCW and the Department of Molecular Biology invite outstanding researchers to apply for a postdoctoral position to study the interplay between genetic characteristics, the social environment and children’s health, education and social emotional development.
Applicants must have a documented interest in 1) the study of children and families, 2) interdisciplinary research and 3) the interplay between genetics and the social environment. This position will support new research on genetic and epigenetic measures using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. In particular, the person in this position will interact closely with the biologists who are developing the emerging genetic (genotype, copy number variants, GWAS) and epigenetic (DNA methylation) data that is resulting from the Years 9 and 15 waves. Prior experience using the FFCWS data and programming experience with R are preferred. Experience with interdisciplinary research that includes both biological and social measures is also desirable. A PhD is required and preference will be given to candidates that have obtained the degree less than three years ago. Postdocs will participate in all of the Center’s activities, including student-faculty seminars, workshops, and public lectures. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal, pending satisfactory performance, with negotiable starting dates for the next academic year.
Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu (Requisition # 1501038) and submit:
· cover letter describing areas of interest, graduate training, relevant background and possible fit within the center
· recent CV
· names, e-mails and phone numbers of three references
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.