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Job Summary

The Survey Research Center (SRC) within the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan has an open rank (tenured or tenure-track) position in the Population, Neurodevelopment, and Genetics (PNG) Program.  PNG currently consists of six scholars with funded research projects that link many different disciplinary perspectives including developmental, cognitive, clinical, sociological, demographic, public health, and educational science with neurobiology and genomics.  We are seeking to expand our emphasis on combining social scientific data and genomics: especially work on genome-wide association studies, polygenic scores, gene-based analyses (rare variant, SKAT, etc), and epigenetics to examine health and behavior across the lifespan.

We are particularly interested in scholars who examine mental health and cognition though other emphases are acceptable. The position may include developing joint collaborations with existing PNG faculty with ongoing research projects and mentoring students and postdoctoral fellows from U-M academic departments and research centers. In addition, ISR has world renowned data archives and data collection projects that may afford additional opportunities for collaboration.

SRC is a unique, world renowned social science research center that conducts investigator-initiated, survey based research on theoretical and applied problems of both social and scientific importance.  Please see for more details.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program. Salary is highly competitive.  Applicants must have a doctoral degree. Disciplinary background could be in any relevant area including Psychology, Molecular Biology, Demography, Epidemiology, Bioinformatics, Sociology, Statistics, and Human Development.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their scholarly and research activities (including funded research) and their interest in joining PNG and SRC.  Please include a CV, names of (but not letters from) three references, and up to five recent publications that best illustrate the candidate’s research emphasis.  Salary is highly competitive.

Please send applications, nominations and inquiries electronically to  Reference position # 153521. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.