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Post Doctoral Fellow-Aging Studies

Syracuse University
New York, United States
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Posted Date
Feb 24, 2022
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Post Doctoral Fellow-Aging Studies

Syracuse, NY

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Post Doc

Syracuse, NY

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Job Description

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work with Dr. Merril Silverstein strengthening an established research program on families, aging, and well-being by analyzing intergenerational longitudinal data, publishing research papers, and assisting in the preparation of applications for external funding to NIH and foundations.
Current research examines the impact of religiosity on mental, physical, and cognitive health in later life, which integrates with a prospective agenda to track various pathways (genetic, occupational, psychological) in the transmission of cognitive impairment across generations.
This research will address key research questions focusing on NIH priority areas in Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.
Dr. Silverstein leads a multidisciplinary team of scholars from sociology, family studies, cognitive psychology, neurology, and socio-biology to follow-up respondents in a unique 50-year study of multi-generational families.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in various aspects of this project depending on interests and training.
The position is based at the Aging Studies Institute, directed by Dr. Janet Wilmoth, consisting of a vibrant multidisciplinary team of scholars in the field of aging, and the candidate will have the opportunity to have an affiliation with the Center for Aging and Policy Studies ( CAPS ), a NIH -funded P30 Center directed by Dr. Jennifer Karas Montez. This is a full-time position beginning in Fall 2022.


A doctoral degree in the social or behavioral sciences is required. Experience in areas of sociomedical sciences, dementia research, and/or social factors in health (e.g., religion) is preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications

Candidate is expected to have training in quantitative methods and a publication record commensurate with professional experience. Should be conversant with relevant statistical software (e.g., STATA ).


Analyze intergenerational data on the transmission of cognition and cognitive risk factors.
Write and publish articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Collaborate on proposals for external funding.
Present research at professional conferences.
Supervise and collaborate with graduate students.


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In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter.

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