Postdoctoral Fellow on a Project about Appropriation, Adaptation, and Political Mobilization of Genomics Research
University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF04335
Recruitment Period Open January 31st, 2019 through March 22nd, 2019 If you apply to this recruitment by March 22nd, 2019, you will have until April 5th, 2019 to complete your application. Description
The Institute for Society and Genetics (ISG) at the University of California at Los Angeles (www.socgen.ucla.edu) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position beginning July 1, 2019. The Institute for Society and Genetics, housed in the Division of Life Sciences at UCLA, is an interdisciplinary research and teaching unit focused on issues at the intersection of biology and society. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Aaron Panofsky on the NIH funded project (1R21HG010258-01) about recent efforts by white nationalists and other political extremists to appropriate, adapt, and mobilize genomics research for their political and identity building purposes. Research will focus on 1) collecting white nationalist online discourse and interpretations of genomics, 2) analyzing how it is applied to their political agendas, and 3) reconstructing how they build authority for their views. The postdoctoral fellow will support the PI by gathering data online and in archives, conducting background research, organization of research materials, the management of student researchers, data analysis, and write up of results.
Applicants are invited who have experience and interest in science studies and sociology and anthropology of science. Successful applicants will have skills in qualitative methodologies, literacy with quantitative methods, as well as strong organizational and interpersonal skills. A basic understanding of contemporary genomics and sociological theories of race and ethnicity are also preferred.
Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the time of appointment, or have received their degree in the last five years. Certification of completion of Ph.D. degree requirements must be in hand at the time of the appointment start. This is a one-year appointment renewable for up to two years pending positive review. The pay scale follows NIH guidelines, (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-003.html). The position includes health insurance plus a $1500 stipend for conference fees, travel, research equipment/supplies, and other approved research-related expenses.
Applicants are requested to submit a letter of application, which includes an explanation of the candidate's research experience and interest in the topic, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (an article or chapter), and the names and contact information of three references. Please submit all application materials online via UCLA's Academic Recruit Online at the following URL: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04335. Review of materials will begin on March 22, 2019, and will close on April 5, 2019. Any questions about the position or the application process may be addressed to Aaron Panofsky ([email protected]).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).
- Letter of Application - Include an explanation of the candidate's research experience and interest in the topic
- Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
- Writing Sample - An article or chapter
- Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
- Misc / Additional (Optional)
- 3-4 required (contact information only)
- Create an ApplicantID
- Provide required information and documents
- If any, provide required reference information
To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04335
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction