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NIA’s Division of Aging Biology (DAB) is looking for three highly motivated individuals to join the division as a Health Program Specialist (GS 11/12/13). The incumbents will provide scientific and administrative assistance in accomplishing DAB program goals in the areas of research grants and contracts, review, program management, and special projects related to the scientific areas of cellular and molecular biology of aging, aging physiology, training and workforce development, and science policy and communications. The major responsibilities of this position include: Works with program directors to prepare background materials for proposed scientific program development of new and ongoing research initiatives. Establishes working relationships with, and works closely with, Institute staff and staff at other institutes and Federal agencies to monitor advances and trends in science that are relevant to NIAs mission and DABs program priorities. Assists the program directors with development of research initiatives such as Requests for Applications (RFAs), Requests for Information (RFIs) and Program Announcements (PAs), drafting scientific and administrative language for program staff. Reviews grant applications to determine the appropriate Program Class Codes to assign, and codes grant applications for scientific/disease content. Provides assistance in establishing strategies, agendas, and operational plans for scientific conferences/meetings; takes notes/minutes at the meetings; prepares summaries of the proceedings; and prepares post-conference/meeting materials. Coordinates with staff on the distribution of the materials. Conducts independent analyses of grant portfolios as requested by program directors and searches the scientific literature to identify research areas to be promoted. Analyzes grant portfolio to assist DAB in meeting goals for enhanced diversity in research and career development opportunities. Analyzes success rates of underserved investigators. Develops presentation materials for program directors and DAB Director on sponsored research and on aspects germane to the research portfolios, including material for the web pages. Reviews grant applications for compliance with NIH and NIA policies in several critical areas including clinical trials and involvement of human subjects, care and use of live vertebrate animals, involvement of foreign institutions, use of embryonic stem cells, use of hazardous materials and agents, public access to results of research, financial conflict of interest, and data management and sharing, including genomic data sharing. Works with program directors and provides support in scientific management and policies, technical administration, and programmatic evaluation of research grants, cooperative agreements, and program projects. Who Should Apply? The ideal candidate should possess: A relevant health-related degree (e.g., M.S., Ph.D.) Skills and experience in the coordination of research projects and/or clinical studies Strong organizational skills Excellent written and oral communication, including strong skills in developing presentations and briefing materials Self-starter capable of working independently and as a team player How to Apply? Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV to Learn More About Careers at NIA View more NIA career opportunities and explore benefits, frequently asked questions, and more.

The Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the UF Department of Medicine, will provide strategic vision and leadership for the clinical, educational, research and professional development initiatives of this nationally recognized program. Applicants should be at the Professor or Associate Professor rank. The successful candidate will: 1) Be an outstanding clinician with a track record of strong leadership and program building 2) Have a distinguished record of sustained accomplishment in extramurally-funded basic, translational, epidemiological, or clinical research 3) Recruit and retain talented faculty to fulfill the clinical, educational, and research needs of the Division and the College of Medicine. 4) Serve as a key leader in Aging, Geriatrics, and Gerontology at the University, interfacing with other UF Health clinical and research programs in interdisciplinary collaborations. These include the UF Institute on Aging (IOA), UF Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC), Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), and Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. For qualified clinician-scientists, there is an opportunity to take a leadership role in organizing and growing aging research through the UF Institute on Aging to achieve even greater impact in the decade ahead. 5) Have a strategic vision for local, regional and national excellence in all three academic missions See additional details in PDF attached.


The Department of Epidemiology and Prevention in the Wake Forest University School of Medicine is seeking to recruit epidemiologists with methodologic research interests and experience in conducting clinical trials, pragmatic trials, and/or target trial emulation methods. These positions will significantly contribute to Institutional goals for leveraging our uniquely positioned health system and integrated academic mission to execute clinical trials at scale within the health system. Faculty recruited in these roles, especially Associate and Full Professors, will have opportunities to lead in the development of systems, including clinical and electronic health record resources, that are critical to high-impact clinical trial infrastructure and trial implementation. These positions may reside in either Winston-Salem or Charlotte, North Carolina. The new strategic partnership between Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Atrium Health, and Advocate (below) has created an unparalleled opportunity for epidemiological research. Interested candidates may submit their curriculum vitae and cover letter to Bridgette Harris Blackwell ( and Elizabeth Jensen, MPH PhD ( Applicants whose research experience and interests are determined to align with the strategic goals for growth of the Department will be offered the opportunity to provide a Research Statement, Statement of Teaching Philosophy (optional) and sample publication(s). These positions will remain open until all anticipated positions are filled. Advocate Health is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to achieving diversity among its faculty and staff.


Under new leadership, the University of Maryland School of Medicine is expanding its program in aging and population health and invites promising candidates to apply for Assistant, Associate, and Professor Faculty positions within the Division of Gerontology of the School’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH). Several open positions exist to recruit faculty with strong commitment to research at a variety of career stages, who are interested in transdisciplinary research in aging, epidemiology, population health, and related areas. Those applying and interested in new leadership positions may also be considered for Director, Division of Gerontology in EPH; Director the campus-wide Center for Research on Aging; and a leadership role in the Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Generous and competitive salary and start-up packages commensurate with career stage and experience will be provided. The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health is home to strong and innovative research programs in gerontology, cancer epidemiology, genomic and infectious disease epidemiology, translational toxicology, biostatistics and bioinformatics, preventive medicine, and health disparities and population health. The Division of Gerontology hosts multidisciplinary research projects that span topics such as hip fracture recovery, cognitive functioning, Parkinson’s Disease, HIV and aging, women’s health, chronic care and disease management, trauma and emergency care, and methods for studying older persons. Collaboration with other faculty in the department, across the School of Medicine and UM Campuses, and the VA is encouraged. Within the division there is ample opportunity to teach, train, and mentor the next generation of scientists (pre- and post-doctoral) across the fields of epidemiology, gerontology, and health care policy, medical students, and students in other professional schools. The division also is home to a National Institute on Aging Training Grant in the Epidemiology of Aging. The Center for Research on Aging aims to enhance involvement and collaboration among faculty at the University's six professional schools (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, social work, and law), and expand the conduct of interdisciplinary research and research training in gerontology through collaborations among investigators in aging research in Maryland. The Center is university-wide and has its administrative home in the EPH Division of Gerontology. If interested in applying, please submit the following items to search committee chair, Dr. Jay Magaziner, c/o Special Projects Coordinator Erin Walton at, and include the subject line: Research on Aging Recruitment 2023.


Wake Forest University School of Medicine invites applications to fill an open rank, tenure track position with an individual studying immune system aging. The candidate will connect with a leading translational research program seeking to improve human health through a better understanding of aging biology. We are particularly interested in those working in the areas of: ? translational models of immune aging ? immune aging in humans ? interventions to optimize immune responses based on a mechanistic understanding of aging ? innate immunity at the interface of the aging adaptive response ? computational biology of the aging immune system Wake Forest University School of Medicine has a highly collaborative, research intensive faculty and offers a dynamic environment for cutting edge multidisciplinary research. The rich collaborative environment includes many nationally recognized research entities including: the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention, two NIA funded centers (Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center), the Division of Public Health Sciences, an NCI-funded Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), the Center for Precision Medicine, the Center for Vaccines at the Extremes of Aging, and the WFU Primate facility which houses a breeding colony that includes aged animals as well as the long-term care and study of animals surviving high-dose irradiation in the NIAID Nuclear Countermeasures Program. Additional information is available at Applicant Qualifications: Candidates should hold a PhD, MD or equivalent degree in a relevant field. In addition to growing and maintaining a robust, internationally recognized research program and working in a team science environment across the translational spectrum, successful candidates will be expected to contribute to teaching and mentoring of students/trainees and to support an inclusive culture that welcomes diversity of experience and thought. Start-up package, laboratory space, salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Applicants will be appointed to the department best aligning with their program. Applying: Applicants should submit (1) a letter with statement of interest, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, and (3) a description of their current/future research program via the online application system. Application materials may also be emailed to T.K. at

Atrium Health and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Charlotte, NC and Winston-Salem, NC) is seeking a dynamic national leader with outstanding credentials in clinical and translational research to direct a new research center designed to focus on promotion of effective, efficient, and equitable use of remote digital engagement technologies among our patients and research participants. The Director will lead an expansion of current remote monitoring research, clinical capabilities and discovery research leading to extramural funding. Such expansion may involve use of new remote/mobile technologies and patient/participant engagement tools, development of advanced data pipelines and analytical methods such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, and enhancement of translation of new discoveries and techniques to improve clinical care. Job Link: Research Plan for Excellence Launch Site:

Director of the Johns Hopkins University Center on Aging and Health Johns Hopkins University
Posted on May 1, 2022

Applicants are invited for the position of the Director of the Johns Hopkins University Center on Aging and Health. The Center on Aging and Health (COAH) is a vibrant multidisciplinary center approaching its 25th anniversary with the mission to optimize the health and well-being of older adults and across the life-course through innovative research, leadership, education, and service that meets the needs and goals of a diverse aging population. COAH is primarily housed in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology within the Department of Medicine but is a cross-disciplinary center that includes diverse faculty and trainees across the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing. The Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing are world-leading centers of academic excellence. Aging is an affirmed priority for each. Please see “Fact sheet about JHU COAH” for more details on the rich environment and related resources. COAH currently has 42 faculty members from 19 different departments or divisions across three schools. The COAH core faculty bring over $28,000,000 per year in grant funding for aging-related research and training. Historically, the COAH research focus has highlighted population aging topics. While maintaining this focus, COAH is proud of a diverse and innovative research portfolio which spans family caregiving, cognitive and sensory functioning, physical mobility, social engagement, health equity, and frailty and resiliency. COAH is also home to active predoctoral and postdoctoral training programs; education and mentoring are an important facet of its mission. The Director of COAH will be the spokesperson and advocate for the Center across the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing and the University as a whole. The Director will oversee the Center’s research and educational activities with the goal to refine and enhance the Center’s mission through innovative and collaborative research programs and active mentorship. The Director will build upon the Center’s rich foundation to effectively guide the growth of the Center as a national leader with expertise in population-based aging research and as a model of multidisciplinary collaboration. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: - Grow existing and create novel research programs and projects; - Lead collaborations and projects that can compete successfully for center grants (e.g. P30, U01); - Maintain forums for interdisciplinary academic partnership with other schools, departments, and other centers conducting aging-related research with the intent to grow research partnerships and interdisciplinary visibility; - Foster synergy for training on aging at Johns Hopkins; - Provide active mentorship to trainees and faculty to promote and safeguard their success; - Work directly with division director, administrator, and other divisional leaders to ensure that appropriate financial support is in place for long-term success of Center/Division sponsored funding profile; - Attract new trainees and investigators to the Center on Aging and Health to further enhance center, divisional, departmental, and institutional efforts. Candidates must have expertise in aging research and population health, demonstrated experience leading multidisciplinary teams, a strong track record in mentorship, and strong commitment to health equity. Successful candidates will have a record of innovative and effective administrative and fiscal leadership, national stature in his or her field, and demonstrated dedication to promoting the health and well-being of older adults. Candidates must have an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree, and an academic record consistent with the rank of Associate or Full Professor at Johns Hopkins. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated capacity to foster an environment in which excellence in research, scholarship, teaching, and clinical programs can simultaneously flourish. A demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse, inclusive academic environment is required. The search committee will accept nominations and applications until the position is filled. However, the committee strongly encourages applicants to submit their materials by the priority deadline of May 1, 2022. To apply for this position please submit your CV and cover letter to Jonathan Leer at Disclosures: Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply. Johns Hopkins University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. As such, Johns Hopkins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristic in any student program or activity administered by the university or with regard to admission or employment.

Position Available: Junior Faculty Clinical Scientist University of Pittsburgh
Posted on January 11, 2022

The Forman lab is based at the University of Pittsburgh as well as the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Its primary orientation is to nitrite science in relation to skeletal muscle mitochondrial bioenergetics and physical function in older adults with clinical applications to frailty, heart failure, and COVID-19. The ideal candidate has a background in cellular (bioenergetics, molecular signaling) and human (cardiorespiratory fitness, metabolism, body composition, exercise) physiology, with skills pertaining to both. The candidate is to be hired as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, with 2-years of hard support provided. Responsibilities are to advance Forman lab initiatives, while also provided opportunities to advance independent initiatives at the University of Pittsburgh and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. The candidate will be situated in well-resourced bench and human physiology lab situated within a new research center where a community of investigators from the University of Pittsburgh Vascular Medicine and Aging Institutes are also situated. The candidate is to be hired through University of Pittsburgh with an additional appointment at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, such that funding eligibility includes NIH as well as VA funding opportunities. Salary commensurate with experience, research methodology proficiency. Key priorities: Capacities for team science, data organization and analysis as well as cellular and human physiological expertise. Interested candidates contact Daniel Forman at 412-864-2507.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Nutritional Immunogenetics Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut
Posted on December 6, 2021

Position: The Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a full-time (9-month appointment, 50% research and 50% teaching), tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2022. Responsibilities: Establish a nationally recognized and federally funded research program; produce highquality publications; collaborate with interdisciplinary research and outreach teams; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of immunology, nutrigenetics, or nutrigenomics; advise undergraduate and graduate students; and provide academic and professional service.

The UConn Center on Aging is hiring a new Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in health services research and aging. Please review the attached description and share it with your networks. From the link below, go under “Department”, check “Center on Aging” on the drop down menu, and click on “Find Jobs”. The Asst/Assoc Professor - Basic Sciences, 2022-223 position will be listed there. We welcome all qualified candidates to apply. Please feel free to contact anyone you know who might be interested in applying for this position or sharing the announcement.

GROUP HIRE: Up to 5 Scientist II Appointments (academic equivalent to Assistant Professor) The Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (HNRCA)
Posted on August 18, 2020

(academic equivalent to assistant professor). A successful candidate should have strong potential for multidisciplinary collaboration in basic, epidemiological and clinical research involving expanding human healthspan or a research portfolio that includes other age-related topics. Candidates should be highly motivated and committed to the HNRCA’s mission to promote healthy aging through nutrition science, diet and physical activity. We will hire scientists who represent a variety of disciplines and share a commitment to work collaboratively to promote a cohesive Center-wide research agenda. While the specific field of expertise is open, we are interested in scientists whose expertise in aging will build on the existing work of the HNRCA or can be leveraged to develop new complementary focus areas. We are also looking for scientists who have worked in environments that encouraged a team science approach to research. The successful candidates should have a PhD, MD or equivalent and 3-5 years of experience, including postdoctoral training, and have strong potential to direct their own research, engage in team science and secure independent grant funding. Individuals wishing to apply should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest and list of three references to Eleanor Davison at

Posted on May 9, 2020

UConn Center on Aging at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine is seeking two Physician-Scientists with a track record of high quality research of relevance to aging. A medical degree (MD, DO, equivalent) is required. Located on the UConn Health campus in Farmington CT, midway between Boston and New York, UConn Center on Aging is the multidisciplinary home to investigators in biological, clinical, social, behavioral, and population sciences. Extensive collaborative opportunities exist throughout the university and the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine on our campus. Our collaborative efforts seek to enhance function and independence in later life with a particular emphasis on strategies to better define and target heterogeneity of aging. Examples of expertise include translational geroscience, immunogenomics, metabolism, health outcomes and health policy research addressing function in terms of host defense, behavior, cognition, continence and mobility. Interested applicants should apply at, search number 2020-631 and submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Questions regarding this search should be addressed to Dr. George Kuchel at or UConn Health is an affirmative action employer in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PwD employer.

The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health of the University of Maryland School of Medicine is seeking a division director at the associate or full professor rank whose career goals align with our plans to expand and accelerate the growth of the Division of Gerontology. A generous and competitive start-up package will be provided to support the division director’s research initiatives and growth of the division. The successful candidate for the division head position will have a passion for transdisciplinary research, collaborative teamwork, and community-based participation in the epidemiological study of aging and gerontology. Our ideal candidate has a record of extramural research funding and new ideas to bring to a well-established platform. The division director is expected to develop and enhance collaborative research within the division, department, and medical system, and actively teach and participate in the department’s training programs for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Opportunities to teach medical students and students in other professional schools on our health sciences campus also are possible. The Division of Gerontology has a long track record of sustained resources and support and, as such, is excited to find a candidate who has innovative and creative ideas to approach the future of research on aging. The division’s eight faculty members have ongoing multidisciplinary research and collaborations across campus, focused on strategies to prevent and improve outcomes from disabling conditions among older persons. Gerontology division faculty collaborate with others throughout the University of Maryland Baltimore campus, which includes six professional schools (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, social work, and law), other University of Maryland campuses, as well as those in other academic and industry settings. The division also is the administrative home for the campus-wide Center for Research on Aging, the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, the Gerontology Doctoral Program, and the federally funded Research Training in the Epidemiology of Aging (T32). The department, which is ranked first in NIH funding for like-departments in public schools of medicine, comprises 45 full-time faculty members and has strong research programs in cancer epidemiology, genomic and infectious disease epidemiology, translational toxicology, global health sciences, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and health disparities and population health. The department is also the home of doctoral degree programs in Epidemiology and Human Genetics and in Gerontology, as well as master’s programs in epidemiology, clinical research, and public health. One of the largest departments at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, we understand the needs of candidates that are part of a dual-career relationship and are also committed to the work-life balance of our faculty. The department integrates the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals of the University into it day-to-day operations and hiring practices and wishes to attract candidates whose research, teaching, mentoring, or service has prepared them to contribute to the DEI initiatives and culture, as well as those who demonstrate excellence in amplifying the experience of underrepresented individuals and groups in higher education and research. Qualifications: Ph.D. and/or M.D. with experience collaborating in an interdisciplinary research setting, background in epidemiology and/or gerontology, and a record of extramural research funding. Due to the diverse nature of the work of the department, we welcome those with nontraditional career pathways to apply. Contact details included in attached file.