Summer/Fall 2014 Postdoctoral Position: Cognition and Aging in African-Americans


Rutgers University


Newark, New Jersey , U.S.A.


Application deadline: 15 August 2013 (for February or summer/fall 2014 start date)

Postdoctoral applicants should send a CV and cover letter with overview of their background and career goals, addressing all three criteria noted above, along with names and emails of potential recommenders to

NOTE: We also have graduate fellowship lines for incoming Ph.D. students who would be interested in working on this research and community outreach project. For information on our Ph.D. program and other neuroscience resources at Rutgers-Newark (including our new NSF-funded Rutgers University Brain Imaging Center), click here.


We will select a potential candidate on or before 1 September 2013, and that candidate will then need to work with us to submit one or more fellowship applications that are due by 1 October 2013, and which then take six months or more to review. (NOTE: It may be possible to arrange a start date of February 2014 pending available funding.)

Start date: Summer/fall 2014

In partnership with Newark churches and other community and city organizations, we are combining educational programs on brain health and cognitive vitality in the African-American community with observational and interventional research studies on "Pathways to Healthy Brain Aging in African-Americans" along with studies of neurological disorders (especially Parkinson's disease, Depression, and Alzheimer's disease) in African-American seniors. For more information, click here.

More information on our lab and related research, educational, and global health programs is here.


We seek someone who either has a Ph.D. or will be finishing their Ph.D. in the coming year (by summer 2014) who would be interest in applying this summer (by 15 August 2013) for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship to begin in summer or fall of 2014 to work on research projects relating to cognition and aging in African-Americans. The research is based at the Center for Neuroscience at Rutgers University-Newark, within the lab of Mark Gluck, Ph.D., and is part of the university's broader African-American Brain Health Initiative.

Candidates must:

1. Have a Ph.D. in psychology, nursing, geriatrics, social work, or related fields, with a strong background in (a) experimental behavioral research, (b) strong writing skills, and (c) statistical data analysis skills (please document all three in your cover letter).

2. Have prior experience, familiarity with, and sensitivity to minority health issues and working with the African-American community.

3. Be a U.S. citizen or green card holder.