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Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

Research Analyst

Studies of Cognitive Aging and Dementia in South Africa:

We are seeking a full-time, doctoral-level Research Analyst to support ongoing studies of cognitive aging and dementia in South Africa. Our work aims to understand how cognitive function in older age is shaped by biological aging and lifespan social experience. We use a variety of methods to tackle issues related to reliable measurement of cognitive function across countries and cultures. The work is grounded in our ongoing NIH-funded flagship project, Health and Aging in Africa: A Longitudinal Study in South Africa (HAALSI). The HAALSI study team examines the biological, social, and economic factors and public policies that interact to influence the course of major diseases and disorders among older adults in South Africa, including dementia and cognitive decline, cardiometabolic disease, and HIV. HAALSI began as a community-based longitudinal cohort study nested within the health and socio-demographic surveillance system (HDSS) in Agincourt, South Africa, where the study team has completed three waves of survey and biomarker data collection. HAALSI has recently been renewed for the next 5-year period, which will include continuation of our community cohort study in Agincourt, as well as the launch of the first nationally representative longitudinal HAALSI survey across South Africa. The community and national surveys each include a sub-study with in-depth cognitive assessment focused on the epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in HAALSI. The studies are designed to be aligned with the international Health and Retirement (HRS) sister studies, and the HRS Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol (HCAP), while also addressing research questions specific to aging in the South African context.

For more information on the study and this job opportunity, please see the job posting at: 

Posted: March 1, 2023

University of Texas at Austin & University of Wisconsin

Research Scientist Position

Longitudinal Studies of Education, Health, and Cognitive Aging:

The Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin, in collaboration with faculty at the University of Minnesota and Columbia University, are looking for a research scientist for a pair of pathbreaking projects designed to understand how educational opportunities and experiences in adolescence shape health and cognitive aging across the life course. Recently collected data including survey questionnaires, neurocognitive assessments, and rich biomarker data will complement survey and assessment data from the same respondents when they were adolescents in the 1970s or 1980s to support these investigations. The right person will have excellent data management and analytic skills, expertise, experience, and an interest in substantive research on the topics listed above, and will prioritize managing code and fostering a culture of reproducibility and replication across disparate study sites. The person hired for this position will collaborate with principal investigators to design, analyze, document, and publish findings for research articles and policy-oriented reports from High School & Beyond (n~26,500) and the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (n~12,000) midlife follow-ups, which include nationally representative samples of people in the high school classes of 1980 and 1982 (HSB) and 1972 (NLS72), originally clustered in ~1,100 high school each (the samples are independent).

For more information on the study and this job opportunity, please see the job posting at the University of Texas or the University of Wisconsin. Note that candidates may also request to work at the University of Minnesota, though the job is not posted at that location.

Posted: February 27, 2023

University of California

California Dementia Epidemiology Postdoctoral Training Program, Postdoctoral Fellow

The California Dementia Epidemiology Postdoctoral Training Program invites applications from prospective postdoctoral fellows to a postdoctoral training program in the epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Fellows will work with faculty at four University of California campuses (UCLA, UC Davis, UCSF, and UC Irvine) on multiple research projects related to the epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and cognitive aging. This program arises from collaborative projects of faculty members at the four campuses (Dr. María Corrada, UC Irvine; Dr. Paola Gilsanz, UCSF and Kaiser Permanente Northern California; Dr. Maria Glymour, Boston University, formerly UCSF; Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, UCLA; and Dr. Rachel Whitmer, UC Davis). The specific projects vary across campuses but emphasize racial/ethnic inequalities, social determinants, vascular risk factors, and causal inference methods.”

Please see this link for more details and how to apply:

Posted: February 19, 2023

The University of Texas at Austin

Director of Research Operations (NLS72 & HSB, PI MULLER)

This position will oversee research operations for two large and closely related cohort studies—High School & Beyond (HSB) and the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS72). The studies have lead investigators at multiple universities. The objective of the larger project is to collect and analyze large-scale longitudinal data to examine the effects of education on disparities in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The Director of Research Operations will coordinate, manage, and monitor data collection for HSB and NLS72. This includes coordinating, managing, and monitoring data cleaning, documentation, dissemination, and analysis activities across multiple project sites, data collection/linking/storage across vendors, and communications with and reporting to government agencies.

Please see this link for more details and how to apply:–NLS72—HSB—PI-MULLER-_R_00024162 

Posted: December 13, 2022

Harvard University & Brown University – Hebrew SeniorLife, Aging Brain Center

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Opportunity for a post-doctoral candidate to conduct independent research, under co-mentorship of  Harvard Medical School and Brown University faculty, in several ongoing large cohort studies. This is an ideal opportunity for independent research using state-of-the-art outcome measures under the mentorship of renowned senior investigators. Must have interest and experience in research on delirium, dementia, or cognitive disorders. PhD or MD required with an academic background in geriatric medicine, internal medicine, gerontology, psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology, cognitive disorders, or epidemiology. The fellow will be involved in developing analytic tools, conducting analysis, and preparing manuscripts. Candidates should have prior training in epidemiological and biostatistical techniques. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required to interact with a large research team including senior scientists, data managers, and biostatisticians.

Please see this link for more details and how to apply:

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging, Intramural Research Program 

 Tenure-Track Investigator positions in the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences 

 The National Institute on Aging (NIA), Intramural Research Program (IRP), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking applications from talented and highly motivated individuals for Tenure-Track Investigator positions in the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences (LEPS),, located in the Biomedical Research Center (BRC) in Baltimore, MD. The positions include the opportunity to develop a new epidemiology research group with an attractive start-up package and operating budget, including access to comprehensive NIA core facilities and to the unique and extensive resources of the NIH. 

Please see this link for more details and how to apply: Tenure Track Positions _NIA

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