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Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Columbia University
New York, Iowa
Closing date
Jan 14, 2022

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Reporting to Assistant Professor Daniel Belsky, the Postdoctoral Research Scientist develops and leads projects related to and working in close collaboration with Belsky's program of research into the causes and sequelae of biological aging. Specifically, the Postdoctoral Research Scientist will apply for mentored and independent research funding to support research on biological aging; they will lead preparation of scholarly manuscripts reporting research from these new projects and projects ongoing within Belsky's group; and they will contribute as a collaborator on other ongoing projects.
- Collaborate on research mentored by PI Belsky to design, plan, and execute research into
- The role of biological aging in the etiology of aging-related disease
- Modification of biological aging by caloric restriction
- Relationship of biological aging to fertility and fecundity
- Prepare applications to the NIH and other funders to support research into biological aging.
- Attend regular one-on-and and/or small-group meetings with PI Belsky to review progress, troubleshoot challenges, and plan next steps.
- Attend regular meetings of project working groups, including for PI Belsky's project focused on analysis of the CALERIE Trial.
- Perform other job duties as assigned.
-Appointments will be for 1-year, with continuation pending funding and progress.
-No travel is required
- PhD in a discipline integrating biological and social sciences, including epidemiology, anthropology, psychology
- Experience and expertise in measurement and analysis of biological aging
- Experience and expertise in analysis of high-dimensional genomic data, including DNA methylation
- Experience and expertise in integrating biological and social sciences research
- Familiarity with research into intersections of social determinants of health, immunological functioning, biological aging, and fertility
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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