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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Epidemiology of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Department of Epidemiology University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health



The Department of Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mayeda. The postdoctoral fellow will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers across multiple institutions to identify the lifecourse determinants of racial and ethnic inequalities in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The postdoctoral fellow’s research could include both empirical research using data from cohort studies and simulation studies for quantifying and evaluating tools to address potential sources of bias in Alzheimer’s disease research (e.g., selection bias, measurement error, confounding, reverse causation).

Specific research activities for the postdoctoral fellow will include leading data analyses, writing peer-reviewed manuscripts, and presentation of findings at professional meetings. The postdoctoral fellow will also be encouraged and mentored to develop new proposals and research initiatives to support complementary research endeavors.

Opportunities will be available for mentoring, interacting with collaborators, and career development. Financial support will be available for travel to present at scientific meetings. While the position will be located in Los Angeles, the fellow may periodically travel to the San Francisco Bay Area or other locations to meet with collaborators.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and preparation, but the expected annual salary for a qualified candidate is ≥$58K.



  • PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, or related discipline. Applicants are expected to have met all doctoral requirements before the start of the fellowship.
  • Training and interest in with quantitative research methods, including expertise in statistical software (SAS, Stata, or R).
  • Interest in cognitive aging, Alzheimer’s disease, social determinants of health, and/or health disparities as demonstrated by prior research activities and current knowledge.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.


How to apply:

Applicants may apply via email to Elizabeth Rose Mayeda at ermayeda@ph.ucla.edu with a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is fall 2018.