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Postdoctoral Training in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research


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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

Description:
The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is recruiting postdoctoral trainees for its NICHD-funded Postdoctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research. Appointments will be for 2 years beginning in the summer of 2020. The program provides multidisciplinary training with an emphasis on social affective processes, communication, family processes, epidemiology, genetics, and biobehavioral research on intellectual and developmental disabilities. Faculty use sophisticated statistical approaches, longitudinal research methods, brain imaging methods, GWAS, social genomics, and psychobiology, among other approaches to data collection and analysis as applied to intellectual and developmental disability.

Postdoctoral stipends are determined by NIH, based on years of relevant experience beyond the doctoral degree: grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-19-036.html

NIH also provides funds for tuition, travel, and research supplies. In addition to the NIH stipend, the Waisman Center offers a $3000 annual supplement, and trainees are eligible for excellent health insurance coverage. NIH requires that trainees in this program be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

Post-docs entering this program will become part of a multidisciplinary center dedicated to advancing knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the life course. Our team of researchers, scientists, clinicians, and staff seek answers to questions about the causes and consequences of developmental disabilities like autism, Down syndrome, and fragile X, etc.

Information about disability accommodation for completing the application: Consideration for this position requires completion of an application, as well as submitting all other materials in pdf format, as described in the job posting. Phone contact may be necessary for finalists. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application materials or participate in a phone conversation, you may contact Eric Schafer at 608-263-2328. Note that you are not required to indicate whether or not you need an accommodation to perform the traineeship.

The Waisman Center encourages qualified individuals with disabilities to apply.


Application Deadline: 1/14/2020

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Wisconsin, Madison (Lead)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Program Materials:
 • Postdoc Website this link takes you to a different website

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Epidemiology
Linguistics & Speech Sciences
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
Sociology

Keywords:
Developmental Psychology
Disabilities
Education Research
Epidemiology
Language & Communication Sciences
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Psychology
Social Psychology

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)


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