Post Doc. Research Fellow Aging and Health Disparities Research

Rush University
Chicago, Illinois
November 18 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
PhD Fellowship

The Rush University Alzheimer's Disease Center (RADC) is leading experimental and epidemiological center for the study of Alzheimer's disease, which has no preventative drugs, and is expected to soon triple in incidence. Over the past two decades, the RADC has carried out numerous community-based cohort studies to better understand Alzheimer's disease and aging.

The Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center is currently seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Aging and Health Disparities Research to join their dynamic team.

General Summary:

We seek outstanding applicants for a fully funded 2-year postdoctoral research position focused on understanding racial and ethnic disparities in cognitive aging and decision making. This fellowship is ideal for individuals aspiring to become successful and independent investigators in aging and health disparities research. Training will include personalized mentorship by Dr. Lisa Barnes and Dr. Patricia Boyle as well as other RADC faculty in study conceptualization, data analysis, interpretation of findings, manuscript preparation and grant writing. Group based didactics also are available via ongoing aging seminars offered via the RADC and other Rush departments.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work with Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center faculty to conduct analyses of racial and ethnic differences in age-related changes in cognition and decision making, with an interest in social determinants of health; analyses will leverage detailed longitudinal cognitive, clinical, and adverse health outcome data from several large epidemiologic cohort studies.

  • Work Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center faculty to develop research manuscripts for publication in high quality, peer-reviewed journals

  • Prepare a research proposal to generate extramural support (e.g., K01, R01, etc)

Position Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. required, preferably in Psychology, Neuropsychology, public health, biostatistics, or epidemiology.

  • Candidates with evidence of research productivity (e.g., publications, training grants) will be given high priority.

  • Experience and training in disparities/aging research, particularly Alzheimer's and related dementias, strongly preferred.

  • Evidence of strong writing skills required; knowledge of statistical analysis desired

Company Highlights:

  • Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the US in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years. Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation.

  • As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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