Postdoc at Berkeley Pop Center



Postdoctoral Fellowship – Personal Network Change Over Time: A two-year postdoctoral position in the Berkeley Population Center will be available beginning July 1, 2016 in the group headed by Professor Claude Fischer. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for conducting research on the composition and dynamics of ego-centric social networks using a new panel survey, UCNets. The responsibilities include: (1) Conduct research on the UCNets data set, with some interest but no obligation in collaborative efforts. (2) Receive grant-writing training in and support in order to develop a proposal for supplemental NIH funding; (3) Get training in responsible conduct of research (required by NIH); and (4) Attend UCNets meetings, demography or other departmental colloquia and other related events. Training and supervising of beginning graduate students may also be periodically required. PhD or equivalent degree in sociology, demography or a closely related field. Demonstrable knowledge about ego-centered networks and their impact on health and well-being. Knowledge of at least one statistical analysis package or program is required (R, SAS, SPSS and/or Stata). The total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions. The initial appointment is for one year, with possibility of renewal. The salary range for this position is $47,224-$55,000, commensurate with experience. The University of California offers a comprehensive benefits package for postdoctoral scholars. Complete applications will include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests that you might pursue relating to the UCNets project, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references. Open till filled. Questions? Contact Dr. Leora Lawton, Apply at


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