Postdoctoral Research Associate in Population Studies

Position description: The Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University is currently recruiting a postdoctoral research associate to start in July 2021. This position is for one year with the potential to renew for a second year. 

The PSTC builds scientific understanding of local, national, and global population challenges and their implications for health and well-being. Research at the PSTC is distinguished by its commitment for collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries as well as its strong portfolio of global research. PSTC focuses on demographic research in six main areas: children, families, and health; migration and urbanization; population and environment; demographic change and global development; reproductive health and HIV/AIDS; and social inequalities. Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the PSTC website to learn of research activities, intra-institutional links, and faculty affiliate interests.

We also welcome applicants with financial support from other sources, including NIH F32 Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Postdoctoral Research Associates are expected to spend part of their time working independently and part of their time working collaboratively with one or more mentors among our faculty affiliates. In addition, postdoctoral research associates are expected to coordinate or participate in relevant working groups, regularly attend the weekly PSTC Colloquia and other PSTC workshops and mentoring activities, present their work to the PSTC community, present research at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meetings, and submit one or more articles for publication. They are encouraged to prepare grant applications. We request that applicants visit our PSTC faculty page and identify one or two potential faculty mentors; however, applicants do not need to contact potential mentors prior to submitting an application.


Postdoctoral fellows must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, Demography, or a related social science discipline at time of appointment.


Apply online at Screening of applications will begin on December 6, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should provide CV, 2 examples of written work, and a cover letter with the following information: background, research interests and plans, commitment to diversity and inclusion, 1 or 2 anticipated PSTC faculty mentor(s), and future employment goals. Please have three letters of recommendation submitted online through Interfolio.

Screening of applications will begin on December 6, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact [email protected] with any questions.