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Post Doctoral Fellow - Psychology

Clemson University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 8, 2024

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
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Full Time

Position Title: Post Doctoral Fellow - Psychology

Department: College: College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Location: Oconee Memorial Hospital, Seneca, SC

Open Date: May 13, 2022



The Institute for Engaged Aging (IEA) at Clemson University is pleased to offer a postdoctoral fellow or research assistant professor position for an emerging scholar. The emerging scholar will work closely with a multidisciplinary faculty team at the IEA focused on research dissemination using existing data and preparation of grant applications. This position will support the strategic objectives of the Clemson FORWARD mission related to human resilience by promoting healthy aging for older adults into advanced ages and health innovation by developing novel solutions for preventing, detecting, and improving outcomes across the ADRD continuum and reducing ADRD disparities

The IEA is led by Dr. Lesley Ross and includes faculty affiliates from a range of disciplines, all committed to helping older adults retain independence and the ability to stay fully engaged in life. The core research clusters within the IEA include the broad areas of cognition and aging, mobility, built environment and technology supports for aging in place, and interventions aimed at optimizing health and well-being across the lifespan.

The position will primarily focus on research related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), including one or more of the following areas:

1) methods for early detection,
2) preventing or delaying disease onset,
3) care planning,
4) maintaining functional independence and autonomy,
5) optimizing dementia care, 6) facilitating formal and informal caregiving, and
7) reducing ADRD disparities.

The emerging scholar will be provided with hands-on training and mentorship from faculty with direct and indirect expertise along the ADRD continuum and access to a range of data for research dissemination. Data types include observational and experimental data ranging from health records, human imaging, fMRI, and blood-based biomarkers to daily ecological momentary assessments of health, cognition, and lifestyle factors. Primary responsibilities will include preparation of manuscripts, grant proposals, and conference presentations; and participation in interdisciplinary research groups that design new studies. The fellow will have opportunities to publish, and access to exceptional resources to facilitate his or her independent research. Additional opportunities to work with IEA faculty may also be available.


A Ph.D. in the social, behavioral or health sciences; relevant research experience; strong statistical and writing skills; and the capacity to work closely with others.

Application Instructions

To apply, please upload the following materials to Interfolio (

(1) a letter of application indicating research interests, career goals, and experience;
(2) a curriculum vita; and
(3) three letters of professional reference.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please visit our website for more information regarding the IEA .

For more information, please contact Dr. Ross at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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