Summary Description: 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 Columbia Aging Center seeks applicants for an Associate Research Scientist to begin employment on July 1, 2017. Responsibilities include: 1.To conduct quantitative social science research embedded in the interdisciplinary matrix of issues arising from the physiological, behavioral, and socio-cultural aspects of aging. 2.To identify, review and analyze relevant literature. 3.To work with and coordinate a multidisciplinary team. 4.To work on large-scale surveys that are focused on aging processes across the lifecourse. Specifically, focusing on cognitive aging as one of the central outcomes. 5.To prepare proposals for third-party funding. 6.To prepare and submit manuscripts for publications. 7.To present the work at seminars and conferences. 8. Coordinating and working in a multidisciplinary team that aims to generate joint publications based on which joint proposal can be developed.
Minimum Qualifications: Three years of experience beyond Ph.D. degree required. The ideal candidate will possess excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills; experience with SAS, SPSS and/or other statistical software packages; experience with large datasets; experience with quantitative data analysis; and a publication record in life course and Aging Studies.Microsoft Office and database software such as Excel and/or Access.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in one of the social sciences preferred. Management experience and grant-writing experience preferred.
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