For Postdocs


Postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to work with faculty as well as build upon prior work as they become independent researchers. PSTC-affiliated postdoctoral fellows focus on developing their research, publications, and grant portfolios. They may also teach a course (depending on the position's funding sources) and have the opportunity to participate in Brown courses.

Affiliated postdoctoral fellows have access to the same PSTC services as faculty and students, including high performance computing and pre- and post-award administration. The Center provides a stimulating environment and excellent infrastructure for junior scholars to hone their skills through professionalization workshops, editorial support, and developing conference and job-talk presentation skills. 

PSTC postdoctoral fellows are hired into excellent private sector and academic positions, including Oregon State, the University of Toronto, George Mason University, Columbia University, and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. See the Alumni section for more information on recent placements.


The PSTC fosters postdoctoral training in population studies with several postdoctoral fellow positions at the Center. The opportunities include:

  • NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow (supported by a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development [NICHD] Training Grant from the National Institute of Health [NIH])
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (supported by PSTC internal funds)
  • Presidential Diversity Post Doctoral Fellowship and STS
  • Joint postdoctoral appointments with other campus units

Screening of applications for postdoc positions usually begins in mid-January of each year and continues until the position is filled. 

For more information on the PSTC postdoctoral program, please contact the assistant director at

For other opportunities at Brown, visit

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