Title: Postdoctoral Scholar – Research Associate
Department: USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging
Salary: $60,000 yearly (100%) + benefits
Work Week: 40 hours
Employment Dates: 12-month appointment (may be renewed) starting 01/2019 or earlier
The USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging has a postdoctoral scholar research associate position to work under the supervision of Executive Director, Maria P. Aranda, PhD. The position does not have a teaching requirement, and may be renewed for one additional year dependent on funding and job performance.
- Develop clinical services research focused on older minorities and their families affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
- Participate with a team of multidisciplinary researchers focused on patient- and family-centered translational healthcare research
- Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and scientific conference
- Assist Dr. Aranda with grants development and research operations including community stakeholder involvement
Preference will be given to applicants with:
- Robust knowledge and publication record in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias commensurate with time from last degree conferred
- Experience in testing sociobehavioral interventions for persons with dementia and/or their family caregivers
- Prior work in qualitative research is preferred although not required
- Applicants should be highly motivated, creative, and independent and be interested in a multi-disciplinary approach
Applicants must have completed their PhD within the last 5 years. The selected candidate will be required to provide official documentation from the institution that issued the degree prior to the appointment. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent residence or a foreign national with a current work permit.
The successful candidate should have earned a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent advanced degree by the time of appointment or within the last five years in social work, gerontology, medicine, nursing, psychology, or related health services research field. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, including individuals from under-represented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, women, sexual minorities, firstgeneration, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
1) cover letter that discusses a) related scientific experience, b) publication record; and research awards; and c) future career plans; (2) Curriculum Vitae; and (3) Two letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants can contact Iris Aguilar (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any inquiries before submitting an application.
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