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Postdoctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research

Position Openings

The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is recruiting postdoctoral trainees for its NICHD-
funded Postdoctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research. Appointments

will be for 2 years beginning in the summer of 2020. The program provides multidisciplinary training with an
emphasis on social affective processes, communication, family processes, epidemiology, genetics, and
biobehavioral research on intellectual and developmental disabilities. Faculty use sophisticated statistical
approaches, longitudinal research methods, brain imaging methods, GWAS, social genomics, and
psychobiology, among other approaches to data collection and analysis as applied to intellectual and
developmental disability.
We are seeking candidates who are committed to a research career in intellectual and developmental
disabilities, have completed prior research and training in the field, and have an outstanding academic record.
Postdoctoral stipends are determined by NIH, based on years of relevant experience beyond the doctoral
NIH also provides funds for tuition, travel, and research supplies. In addition to the NIH stipend, the Waisman
Center offers a $3000 annual supplement, and trainees are eligible for excellent health insurance coverage.
NIH requires that trainees in this program be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents of the
United States. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible. Trainees or scholars in these
programs who are permanent residents of the U.S. must submit a notary’s signed statement with the
appointment form certifying that they have (1) a permanent resident card (USCIS Form I-551) or (2) other legal
verification of such status.

For application procedures and information, visit:
d/. Please submit all materials except letters of recommendation in one

pdf. To ensure consideration, apply by January 14, 2020.
Post-docs entering this program will become part of a multidisciplinary center dedicated to advancing
knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout
the life course. Our team of researchers, scientists, clinicians, and staff seek answers to questions about the
causes and consequences of developmental disabilities like autism, Down syndrome, and fragile X, etc. For
information about the Waisman Center, visit:

Please contact with questions.
Information about disability accommodation for completing the application:
Consideration for this position requires completion of an application, as well as submitting all other materials in
pdf format, as described in the job posting. Phone contact may be necessary for finalists. If you need a
reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application materials or participate in a phone
conversation, you may contact Eric Schafer at 608-263-2328. Note that you are not required to indicate
whether or not you need an accommodation to perform the traineeship.

An individual with a disability is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as a person who has a
physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a
history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.

Please see the ADA website for questions and answers about job applicant accommodations:

The Waisman Center encourages qualified individuals with disabilities to apply.
We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.