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Public Health Gerontology Institute

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Athens Area

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.


The position is expected to be for two years, pending funding and satisfactory performance (additional years possible.) This position serves key roles as research investigator and industry liaison for the research, educational, and engagement missions of supporting aging through research in healthcare technologies; design for aging; technology acceptance; human-technology interaction; aging-in-place; cognitive aging; aging with disabilities; and/or user experience. Job responsibilities will be to conduct research, investigate new ideas, reinterpret established ideas, and disseminate results of research through media appropriate to discipline. The Institute of Gerontology faculty will provide grant training and writing, with opportunities to contribute to existing and establish new research programs, and obtain research grants or contracts with faculty mentors as PI/Co-I. The Institute of Gerontology is funded by: the National Institutes of Health, as part of Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs; public-private research ventures and private industry funding.

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD





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The UGA Institute of Gerontology, and interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach unit, is seeking a Post Doctoral Fellow to serve as a research investigator to support aging through research in healthcare technologies; design for aging; technology acceptance; human-technology interaction; aging-in-place; cognitive aging; aging with disabilities; and/or user experience.

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PhD in computer science, human-computer interaction, interactive computing, psychology, human factors, or related field.
Domain knowledge in human-technology interaction, aging, user experience (UX), health technology, or smart home technologies is required; ability to effectively work and communicate with people from diverse backgrounds such as academia, industry, and the community. Experience conducting qualitative and/or quantitative research methodology.

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Sitting and standing for long periods of time.

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Posted: 9/24/2019
Application Due: 6/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time