Post Doctoral Fellow - Psychology

Clemson University
418 Brackett Hall, Clemson, SC

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Post Doctoral Fellow - Psychology

418 Brackett Hall, Clemson, SC
Open Date:
May 6, 2022

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.,

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.
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 ( 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:

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.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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