Postdoctoral Research Associate/The Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW)

Princeton, NJ
May 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

Woodrow Wilson School - 26000

Position Summary
The Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW), part of the Woodrow Wilson School, invites outstanding researchers to apply for appointments as postdoctoral research associates for a 12-month position starting September 1, 2017.

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.

Postdoctoral research associates typically work closely with one or more CHW faculty members during their stay. In addition, postdoctoral 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. Postdoctoral research associates devote the major portion of their time to research and writing on issues related to health and wellbeing. Some postdoctoral research associates may also be invited to teach, contingent upon sufficient enrollments and with the approval of the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

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 postdoctoral research associate is one year with the possibility of renewal, based on continuing satisfactory performance. This position is subject to the university's background check policy.

Postdoctoral 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 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.

Applicants must apply online and submit 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.

December 15, 2016 is the deadline for full consideration, however, applications will continue to be reviewed until all available positions are filled. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications in March 2017.

Essential Qualifications
A PhD is required. Successful candidates will have received their PhD within three years of the start of the appointment. Applicants who do not hold a PhD, but expect to do so by September 2017, must provide documentation that they have submitted the final draft of their dissertation.

Preferred Qualifications

Directory Title

Job Function
Regular Professional Research
RR 040
Standard Hours

Full Time
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly

Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly

Work Schedule, if other than standard hours

Eligible for Overtime
Benefits Eligible
Union Code
Not Applicable
Education Required
Doctorate Degree
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
Statement of Research Interest
Other Document 1
Other Document 2
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