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University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center Research Postdocs

Waisman Center
Madison, Wisconsin
Salary commensurate the applicant's experience and training
Start date
Oct 18, 2023

University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center Research Postdocs


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 (IDD) Research. Appointments will be for 2 years beginning in the summer of 2024. The program provides multidisciplinary training with an emphasis on social-affective processes, communication, family processes, epidemiology, genetics, and biobehavioral research on IDD. 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.


Postdoctoral stipends are determined by NIH, based on years of relevant experience beyond the doctoral degree:


NIH also provides funds for tuition, travel, and research supplies. In addition to the NIH stipend, the Waisman Center provides an additional annual supplement for these positions.  Trainees are eligible for excellent health insurance coverage through the University. 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: Please submit all materials except letters of recommendation in one pdf. To ensure consideration, apply by January 5, 2024.


Postdocs will be 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, and clinicians investigate a wide variety of conditions including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, fragile X syndrome, ADHD, and developmental hearing, communication, and motor impairments. For information about the Waisman Center and research at the center, visit:


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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 Katherine Mowery at 608-263-7148. 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.


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