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Senior Research Scientist

Benjamin Rose
Cleveland, Ohio
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Date posted
Jan 30, 2024

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Benjamin Rose is a premiere, not-for-profit research and service organization based in Cleveland, Ohio since 1908. For over 60 years, the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (formerly the Center for Research and Education and the Margaret Blenkner Research Institute) has been a national and international leader in aging and caregiving research. We are excited to invite applications for a full-time, Senior Research Scientist position in the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. (See Benjamin Rose’s website ( for more information about our program of applied aging research and its array of services programs).

Successful candidates will have a PhD and an established, impactful program of grant-funded research. They also should be committed to applied aging research and the translation of research results into useful programs, products, and information for older adults and/or their family and friend caregivers. Of particular interest, are candidates specializing in one or more of the following specialty areas:

Housing and services including facility-based settings

  • Elder maltreatment/elder abuse
  • Financial well-being in aging
  • Diversity in aging
  • The aging services workforce.  

Candidates also should be excited about a work-environment that highly values collaboration between researchers and healthcare and community service organizations, including Benjamin Rose’s own community services and senior centers.


  • Lead and/or collaborate with other researchers and Benjamin Rose staff to develop grant applications and contracts for funding of new projects.
  • Oversee and complete all tasks required to execute methodologically and theoretically sound research or evaluation studies.
  • Develop and execute new research or evaluation studies in collaboration with other Benjamin Rose staff and departments; researchers, clinicians, and administrators from other organizations and universities; and staff from government agencies.
  • Actively disseminate information from research or evaluation studies through publications in peer reviewed journals, online articles, books and book chapters, newsletters, and reports to funders; presentations at high-impact local, state, and/or national venues; and translation articles and webinars in collaboration with Benjamin Rose’s Consumer Information Initiative.
  • Develop evidence-based programs, products, information, and/or services that benefit older adults, caregivers, or professionals/organizations.
  • Participate in national professional associations.
  • Mentor and facilitate career development of other staff within Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, including generating funding to support other staff positions, providing training to advance staff members’ research skills, and supervising and creating opportunities for professional advancement.

Qualified candidates must have:

  • A doctoral degree in Sociology, Psychology, Gerontology, Public Health, Social Work, Nursing, Human Development, or related fields
  • At least five years of experience conducting research in aging and/or caregiving.
  • A consistent record of grant writing and strong interest building a portfolio of research that is supported by local, state, or national foundations and/or government grants or contracts.
  • A strong record of publishing in peer reviewed journals, as well as presentations to diverse professional audiences and the public
  • A strong record or interest in translating research into useful programs, products, and/or information
  • A high-value for team-based research that involves professionals from various disciplines and degree-levels.

Interested persons should submit one combined PDF that includes:

  • A letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 1 page summary of research interests and rationale for seeking a position in non-university setting
  • 3 names of professional references who can be contacted for recommendation letters
  • Up to 3 samples of published or unpublished articles or book chapters.

Benjamin Rose is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to employing a workforce that represents all diverse communities.


Over 110 Years of Supporting Caregivers and Empowering All People to Age Well

A shrewd businessman with an empathic heart, Benjamin Rose came up with the idea for The Benjamin Rose Institute after meeting a former business associate. According to the story, the man had outlived his resources, and approached Rose for help. Realizing that if this man, who had been well-off in his younger years, needed help, the situation for people aging without wealth must have been even worse. Rose chose to leave his fortune to provide another option for those needing support in later life. In the early years, we provided small monthly stipends to applicants. In an era without Social Security, we filled a gap for older people and their families with assistance that could mean the difference between death and survival. 

Throughout our history, we have been responsive to the evolving needs of older people and caregivers, developing and providing innovative programs and services.  


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