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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job Description


Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Richard Sosis is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the project ‘The evolutionary dynamics of religion, family size, and child success’ funded by the Templeton Religion Trust. The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-institution team, which will collect, analyze, and write up demographic and anthropological data from a range of sources. Further information on the project can be found here: Evolutionary Demography of Religion Project


  • Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as demography, anthropology, sociology, religious studies, or another field of quantitative social science by the anticipated start date.
  • Experience in the analysis of demographic data.
  • Demonstrated strong skills with advanced statistical methods.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Candidates whose demonstrated research productivity intersects with the interests of Dr. Sosis and his co-PIs, Drs. Shaver, Shenk, Sear.
  • Experience working with a research team is desirable, as is field research experience in demography or anthropology, especially in the developing world.
  • Experience in survey methodology and data collection is desirable.
  • Experience obtaining research ethics approvals, performing literature reviews, conducting data analyses for scientific articles, and writing and submitting journal articles for publication are all highly desirable.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • A record of research productivity.

    This position is envisioned as a full-time, 12-month position, which may be renewed pending performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and will be consistent with NIH NRSA stipends. Telecommuting and/or a hybrid work schedule may be possible subject to authorization and University policy. The start date is flexible but has a targeted start date of August 31, 2022. For additional information regarding benefits visit: .  For additional information about the University visit:


    Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


    Please apply online at , Staff Positions, Search #497083 to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, supporting materials including written work samples referencing the job posting number, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Questions may be directed to Richard Sosis ( )

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at .

    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversion of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians, and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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