National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Postdoctoral Research Program

The objective this program is to provide opportunities for postdoctoral candidates of unusual promise and ability to conduct research in problems of their choosing that are compatible with the interests of NCHS, including social and behavioral science.

Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control Department of Health and Human Services

Description

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is a unique public resource for health information. As the nation’s principal health statistics agency, NCHS provides information to develop programs and policies that will improve the health of the American people. NCHS’ mission is to monitor the health of the American people, with activities mirroring the multifaceted aspects of the health and health care environment.

The objective of the NCHS Postdoctoral Research Program is to provide opportunities for postdoctoral candidates of unusual promise and ability to conduct research in areas of their choosing that are compatible with the interests of NCHS.

General areas of interest for research at NCHS include statistical theory, survey methodology, statistical computing, economics, demography, and social and behavioral science.

Eligibility
  • This appointment is open to U.S. citizens or noncitizens with permanent residency and a valid work authorization. Applicants are responsible for obtaining the necessary authorization. Permanent residency status does not qualify as citizenship.
  • Appointments are awarded only to persons who have held doctorates for less than 3 years or are in the process of receiving doctorate degrees at the time of application.
  • Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.
How to Apply
Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted through the end of July; however, preference will be given to those applying by March 15.

Complete application details are available on the program's website