The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (BRIA) is a premiere, not-for-profit research and service organization in Cleveland, Ohio. For over 50 years, BRIA’s Center for Research and Education (formerly the Margaret Blenkner Research Institute) has been a nationally and internationally recognized leader in aging and caregiving research. We are excited to invite applications for a full-time position as a Research Scientist in the Center for Research and Education.
Successful candidates will have recently received a PhD, and will be expected to establish a competitive, impactful program of grant-funded research. He/She also should be committed to translating research into useful programs, information, and products for older adults and/or their caregivers. Of particular interest, are candidates specializing in health and wellness, active aging, and/or social engagement. Candidates also should be interested in collaborating with health and social service organizations and programs, including BRIA’s community services and senior centers.
The desired candidate will have:
Recently received a doctoral degree in Sociology, Psychology, Gerontology, Public Health, Social Work, Nursing, Human Development, or related fields
Some experience with and a strong interest in grant writing; publishing; and presenting research to local, national, and international audiences
Excellent oral and written communication skills
A commitment to building a career in the field of applied aging research
A commitment to 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
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Up to 3 samples of published or unpublished articles or book chapters.
The mission of Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is to advance support for older adults and caregivers. Our work is accomplished by deepening the understanding of their evolving needs in a changing society; developing and delivering innovative, high-quality solutions; and promoting effective public policies.
Founded in 1908, Benjamin Rose provides direct service to older adults and their caregivers; engages in applied social research; and leads advocacy efforts in support of older adults.