Post Doctoral Fellow - PsychologyLocation:
418 Brackett Hall, Clemson, SCOpen Date:
May 6, 2022Description:
The Institute for Engaged Aging at Clemson University is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to assist Dr. Mogle on a NIA-funded grant examining the precursors to modifiable risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease. The Postdoctoral Scholar will work on data analyses examining the characteristics of different types of daily memory problems and determine which characteristics are the best predictors of future cognitive decline.
The Postdoctoral Scholar will contribute to scholarly pursuits within the Department of Psychology, the College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences, and develop an independent research program related to promoting the health and well-being of older adults. The scholar will assist with: project management, coordinating communications across the research team regarding project-related tasks, maintaining internal analytic procedures and quality control, data management, data analysis (including multilevel modeling) and interpretation, manuscript development and preparation, preparing and delivering scientific presentations for regional, national, and international conferences, and working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team across universities (e.g., Penn State, University of Hawaii at Hilo, University of Essex).
The scholar will also engage in their own research enterprise examining daily experiences of memory and cognition using a rich set of available secondary longitudinal and daily diary data (e.g., https://www.einsteinmed.edu/departments/neurology/clinical-research-program/eas/).
The preferred start date for the position is August 2022, but a later start date is possible. The postdoctoral fellowship is for one year, with the possibility of a second renewal pending funding.
Presently, Clemson is ranked 27th among top national public universities by U.S. News & World Report research university with a strong commitment to teaching and student success. Clemson University is described by students and faculty as an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit and a competitive drive to excel.Qualifications:
Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.
Strong candidates will have a PhD in psychology, nursing, cognitive aging, or a related field with an area of expertise within aging science that matches or complements the proposed project. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as contribute to a lab (https://remindlab.psu.edu/) consisting of undergraduate and graduate students as well as other postdoctoral researchers and faculty.
Statistical skills such as regression and ANOVA are required as well as proficiency in statistical software (SPSS, SAS, Mplus) and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Other requirements include excellent communication, writing, time management, and organizational skills.
Competitive candidates will have demonstrated success with scholarly writing including peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.Application Instructions:
To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must apply electronically by submitting the following: (1) a cover letter describing specific interest in the position and fit with the project; (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) selected articles as a writing sample, and (4) the names and contact information of three professional references.
Please upload all requirements directly to interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/106609
Review of application materials will begin immediately, though the search will remain open until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.