Summary Description: Grant Funded:The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center CAC is a research and knowledge transfer center concerned with population aging and the modifiability of the aging process. The CAC is a university wide center based at the Mailman School of Public Health it aims to synergize with and foster scholarly activities in the area of aging across the university. The mission of the CAC is to be a significant academic leader in knowledge creation, translation into impact, and education towards win-wins for all ages in the success of longer lives.The Postdoctoral Research Scientist is expected to have a degree in psychology or sociology or another related discipline, a strong background in working with large-scale data sets, and a strong interest in the behavioral plasticity of aging. Ideally, the candidate also has prior experience with longitudinal data analyses techniques. The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will work on a projectinvestigating the links between activity patterns and cognitive aging across the adult lifespan funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The candidate is expected to have previous knowledge of this literature. The successful candidate will be mentored by Dr. Ursula M. Staudinger, Robert N. Butler Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Professor of Psychology, who is the PI of the project.Responsibilities may include:1. The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will conduct quantitative social and behavioralscience research in the area of cognitive aging.2. The candidate will work on multiple large-scale surveys and be concerned with integrating different data sets.3. Will contribute to the third-party funding activities of the CAC.4. Will prepare and submit abstracts and manuscripts for publications and presentations, and participate in the mentoring and training of junior scientists and research staff.5. The candidate will present the work at seminars and conferences around the world.
Minimum Qualifications: Degree in psychology or sociology or another related discipline
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