Website University of Michigan-Ann Arbor: Institute for Social Research: Survey Research Center (SRC)

The Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan seeks a Research Assistant Professor interested in biosocial approaches to health and behavior to join the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), the world’s longest household panel study collecting economic, social, and demographic data from US families since 1968.


The successful candidate will design and oversee the collection and processing of saliva samples; generate, evaluate, and disseminate genomic data to the scientific community; conduct user outreach through presentations at user workshops and scientific meetings; and develop an active research agenda involving the social sciences and genomics and based on a portfolio of externally-funded scholarly research projects. The candidate will be among the first to use newly released genomic data collected on siblings and two generations of PSID families and oversee an effort to expand the genomic data to a third generation.


Ph.D. in a social science field or allied field such as epidemiology or biostatistics, with experience analyzing genomic data; strong interest in survey data collection and genetic and social science research; experience with large national social science data sets; excellent presentation and writing skills required.


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