Post-Doctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Position Openings


The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is recruiting post-doctoral trainees for its NIH-funded Post-Doctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research.  Appointments will be for 2 years beginning in the summer or fall of 2015.  The program provides multidisciplinary training in social, epidemiological, behavioral, and biobehavioral research on intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Its emphasis is on understanding social, affective, communicative, and family processes as they relate to intellectual and developmental disabilities. 


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.


Post-doctoral stipends are determined by NIH, based on years of experience beyond the doctoral degree:  NIH also provides funds for tuition, travel, and research supplies.  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 further information, go to:  To ensure consideration, apply by January 15, 2015


Post-docs who enter 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 many questions about the causes and consequences of developmental disabilities like autism, Down syndrome, and fragile X, etc.  For further information about the Waisman Center, go to:


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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 Kay Smith at 608-263-9375.  Note that you are not required to indicate whether or not you need an accommodation to perform the traineeship.


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The Waisman Center encourages qualified individuals with disabilities to apply.


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