Duke University’s Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development has received continuing funding for its T32 training grant and is soliciting proposals from people interested in completing research on aging at Duke University. This T32 (NIH institutional postdoc grant) is one of the oldest (if not the oldest) in the country, and scholars in the biology, psychology, and sociology of aging have come to Duke to study since the late 1950s.
The Duke Aging Center Postdoc program is grounded in the belief that interdisciplinary research is essential for the fruitful study of aging and human development. A key component of this training process is the weekly RTP seminar which addresses relevant aging issues in multiple disciplines. In addition, the seminar addresses professional issues (such as publication, presentation, job search, tenure, IRB applications) essential to successful performance in academic settings. In addition to attending the seminar, postdocs are expected to attend discipline-specific presentations such as geriatric grand rounds, Duke University Population Research Institute (DuPRI) seminars, research roundtables through the Duke Aging center’s OAIC Pepper Research grant, and other aging-related opportunities as they are available.
We currently have six postdoctoral slots to be filled between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016. People with a strong commitment to research on aging, regardless of discipline, are encouraged to apply. Details about the application process are available at http://www.geri.duke.edu/postdoctoral-training. Please contact Professor Deborah T. Gold, Director of the Training Program, for assistance in identifying mentors, selecting recommendation writers, and other programmatic issues. She can be reached at email@example.com.