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Interested applicants please submit (1) a letter of interest that includes research interests, career goals, and experience; (2) a curriculum vita; (3) a writing sample (examples include, but are not limited to, a manuscript in preparation, a published manuscript, or a chapter from a dissertation); and (4) contact information for two or three references who can supply a letter of recommendation, if requested. Any questions or inquiries can be sent to hidpostdoc@umich.edu.Interested applicants please submit (1) a letter of interest that includes research interests, career goals, and experience; (2) a curriculum vita; (3) a writing sample (examples include, but are not limited to, a manuscript in preparation, a published manuscript, or a chapter from a dissertation); and (4) contact information for two or three references who can supply a letter of recommendation, if requested. Any questions or inquiries can be sent to hidpostdoc@umich.edu.

Summary

The Youth and Social Issues (YSI) Program (https://youthandsocialissues.com/) in the Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) is home to world-renowned social science research focusing on the changing attitudes and behaviors of youth in the United States.  YSI is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to work across several studies of adolescent and young adult substance use behaviors. The postdoctoral research fellow would work with the project team to study drug use and high-intensity drinking among young adults. One project examines the day-to-day variability in substance use behaviors, contexts, and consequences (R01 AA023504; PI Megan Patrick); questions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were added in 2020 and 2021. In addition, other research projects examine simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use, young adult vaping, and intervention development.

The postdoctoral research fellow would be responsible for developing manuscript ideas, creating analysis plans and performing statistical analyses, authoring and coauthoring manuscripts, and presenting at national conferences. Support for preparing applications for external funding would be provided. Scholars have exceptional resources to facilitate research including access to administrative, research, and computer support staff.

Required Qualifications*

  • PhD in a related field such as psychology, sociology, epidemiology, or public health
  • Strong quantitative analytic skills, particularly with large datasets, multilevel models, and advance statistical modeling
  • Demonstrated proficiency with statistical programs such as SAS, Mplus, Stata, or R
  • Demonstrated expertise in substance use research
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of an interdisciplinary research team
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Demonstrated track record of published journal articles and scientific conference presentations
  • Commitment to academic diversity, equity, and inclusion

Work Locations

This position will be on-site at the University of Michigan offices in Ann Arbor, with flexible scheduling and remote opportunities made available within our overall Center policies. If relocation is required, we will allow for reasonable time and flexibility to make necessary arrangements. 

Additional Information

Salary range is $60,000 - $65,000/year plus benefits and travel funds for professional conferences. The appointment will be for two years, with a start date as soon as possible, but no later than March 2022.

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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