Predoctoral Visitor Diversity Recruitment

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  • The Waisman center is seeking nominations for predoctoral trainees from underrepresented groups to visit our center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The goal of this visit is to learn about our NIH-funded postdoctoral training program on research in intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). During the 2-day visit, the trainee would learn about research at the center, meet with investigators, share a meal with current postdoctoral fellows, and tour campus and Madison.


  • The trainee must be: 1) a PhD student in the last two years of their doctoral program; 2) engaged in research and training on IDD; and 3) from an economically disadvantaged background or underrepresented racial/ethnic group as defined in nomination instructions.

About Waisman Center Postdoctoral Program in IDD Research:

  • The Waisman center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is dedicated to advancing knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases through research, training, services, and outreach.
  • Postdoctoral fellows work with faculty who are engaged in social-affective, communication, and biobehavioral research as applied to individuals with a variety of types of IDD (e.g., autism, fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy). This research uses sophisticated statistical approaches, longitudinal designs, brain imaging methods, GWAS, social genomics, and psychobiology, among other approaches to data collection and analysis.

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Due Date:

  • Nominations are requested by November 30, 2022, but all interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply at any time.

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