Senior Staff Associate III

Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
New York City, New York
commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center (CAC), a university-wide center for research and education and policy for aging societies, is directed by Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, DeLamar Professor of Epidemiology and Dean of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.  The CAC is anchored in the Mailman School of Public Health because accomplishing health in longer lives is central to experiencing the opportunities of longer lives, for all.  Its faculty conduct research along the spectrum from cells to population health to policy to societal transformations needed, and educate undergraduate, doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. The CAC is the home of the International Longevity Center USA (ILC-USA), founded in 1990 by world-renowned gerontologist and psychiatrist, Robert N. Butler, MD (1927-2010) to advocate for the needs and rights of older adults through research and social and policy action, and our aim is to build on this unique intellectual legacy.  The ILC is a member of the ILC Global Alliance, the multinational consortium of ILC member organizations based in 16 countries and hosts the secretariat of the ILC Global Alliance (ILC-GA).




The CAC is currently seeking a Senior Staff Associate III in the field of policy and/or practice in aging. This position reports to the Directors of the ILC-USA and the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center.

Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate, synthesize, and translate evidence on strategies to foster healthy longevity and wellbeing in older adults into national, state and local policies and practice.
  • Identify opportunities for engagement with policy-makers and develop relevant collaborations to facilitate knowledge transfer.
  • Work with partners to develop and evaluate innovative policy and service delivery approaches in the areas of health and long-term care of older people and the creation of supportive environments.
  • Identify funding opportunities for research and knowledge transfer in this field.
  • Collaborate and align approaches with similar international initiatives and engage in international comparisons of approaches and their effectiveness.
  • Build and oversee service learning practice and policy opportunities for students, both graduate and undergraduate.
  • As appropriate, provide teaching on policy and service delivery approaches in the areas of health and long-term care of older people and the creation of supportive environments.
  • Undertake other relevant tasks within the ILC and CAC.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Post-graduate degree in relevant research field and 15+ years experience; Doctorate degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of the US health care and long term care systems in relation to aging and older people. 
  • Understanding of the application of innovative technologies to foster healthy longevity. 
  • Excellent skills in writing, working collaboratively and across disciplines.

Subject to business needs, we may support flexible and hybrid work arrangements. Options will be discussed during the interview process.

Appointments are made on a fiscal year basis and are eligible for renewal each July 1st, contingent upon performance and funding.

The search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled.  

Projected start date will be October 15, 2022, or open until filled.

Columbia University benefits are offered with this Officer of Research appointment.

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