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Columbia University Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, New York

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Job Requisition Number 0000271

Field(s) of Specialization

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department TBI Taub Institute

Division Taub Institute

Location Medical Center

Summary Description

The Postdoctoral Scientist will conduct research with several large-scale community-based projects among ethnically and educationally diverse people taking a multidisciplinary approach to understanding disparities in cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Research projects will take place in close collaboration with faculty in the Cognitive Neuroscience Division within the Department of Neurology. The fellow will help with analyses of existing data in order to begin to develop an independent line of research. Duties include data collection and analysis, writing peer-reviewed manuscripts, participating in seminars, work groups, collaborating on research grant applications. Depending on background and training, fellow will have the option of attending neuropsychological supervision of cases seen in the department’s neuropsychology service and administering neuropsychological tests. The fellow will be expected to apply modern data analytic approaches, publish first-authored manuscripts and prepare grant proposals, and collaborate with a productive research team. This fellowship follows a multiple mentorship model, and will include exposure to academic, community-based, and policy-makers as mentors. Salary is competitive and additional support will be provided for travel, research presentations, and research expenses.

Minimum Degree Required

Ph.D. and/or M.D.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree in epidemiology, neuropsychology, biostatistics, or related quantitative health research area. Candidates must have less than five years’ experience post-doctorate, a demonstrated record of individual initiative in research, strong analytic skills, and potential to become an independent academic researcher within two to three years.

Preferred Qualifications

Research experience in dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, cerebrovascular disease, aging biomarkers, cognitive aging, lifecourse social forces on health, health disparities, or neuroimaging is desirable. Experience with longitudinal data analysis or structural equation modeling is preferred.

Additional Information

Applicants can submit a cover letter (with goal start date), CV, statement of research, and one manuscript (published or unpublished) to Jennifer Manly (

RAPS posting date 12/12/2018

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Proposed Start Date

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

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  • Cover Letter