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How to Apply

To be considered for the position, applicants should submit the following materials: (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.

Job Summary

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Cognitive Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Inequalities

University of Michigan

The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in cognitive aging and racial/ethnic inequalities in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to begin Fall 2021.

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.


Primary responsibilities will involve analyzing data and preparing publications using cross-sectional and longitudinal psychosocial, cognitive, and biomarker data from large epidemiologic studies of racially/ethnically diverse older adults (e.g., Michigan Cognitive Aging Project, Washington Heights-Inwood Columbia Aging Project). The position is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 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 position provides salary consistent with current levels for NIH postdoctoral fellows, as well as a stipend for professional travel, and is fully benefits-eligible.  The appointment is expected to be renewed annually for at least two years, with the possibility of extension. 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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.