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How to Apply

To be considered for the position, applicants should submit the following materials as one document: (1) a letter of interest (2) a curriculum vitae (3) a statement of research, statistical experience, and career goals (4) the names and contact information for at least two referees who can supply letters of recommendation

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Job Summary

The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan invites applications for a NIH-funded research fellowship in racial/ethnic inequalities in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to begin Fall 2017. The position provides salary and benefits consistent with those for NIH postdoctoral fellows, as well as a stipend for professional travel.


Primary responsibilities will involve analyzing data and preparing publications using longitudinal clinical and structural neuroimaging data from a large epidemiologic study of African American, Caribbean Hispanic, and non-Hispanic White older adults living in northern Manhattan (Washington Heights-Inwood Columbia Aging Project; WHICAP). While the position will be located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the fellow may periodically travel to the data collection site at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City to meet with other investigators and research staff. Opportunities for participation in other data collection efforts and secondary data analysis of other large, longitudinal datasets are also available.

Required Qualifications*

The fellow is expected to have a record of accomplishment in quantitative research, as evidenced by publications, training, and proficiency in statistical analysis (e.g., multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling). The fellow should have a career trajectory within the field of cognitive aging, AD and/or health disparities, as demonstrated by prior research activities and current knowledge. Qualifications include a doctoral degree in psychology, epidemiology, or a related field. Applicants are expected to have met all doctoral requirements before the start of the fellowship.

Additional Information

The appointment is for two years, with the possibility of extension dependent upon performance. Start date is flexible. Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Laura Zahodne at

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.