Requisition ID:  26900

Post Doc Research Associate, Center on Aging and the Life Course

Job Summary

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center on Aging and the Life Course

Start date:  August 14, 2023


The Center on Aging and the Life Course (CALC) at Purdue University ( is currently accepting applications for a two-year (renewable) research associate (postdoctoral) position. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join CALC and make valuable contributions to ongoing funded research projects while also developing their own research agenda. The anticipated start date for the fellowship is either in the fall of 2023 or January 2024, although a later start date can be considered. For inquiries, please contact


The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced researchers under the supervision of Dr. Kenneth Ferraro and Dr. Hui Liu. The candidate will also be encouraged to pursue their own research interests and develop new research projects within the realm of aging and the life course. This postdoctoral position offers a stimulating research environment, access to extensive datasets, and the chance to collaborate with scholars from various disciplines. The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability. In addition to a competitive salary, the postdoctoral fellow will receive office space, access to necessary research resources, and support for conference travel and professional development.


CALC is a vibrant research center at Purdue University that aims to advance knowledge about aging and promote the well-being of older adults. Through interdisciplinary collaboration and a life course perspective, CALC strives to optimize the aging experience for diverse populations. By joining CALC, the successful candidate will become part of a dynamic community dedicated to impactful research on aging. 

Application Procedure

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit their application materials online through the Purdue University career website ( The application should include: (1) a letter of application outlining research interests and goals, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample, and (4) contact information for three references who can provide letters of recommendation.


We are seeking a highly motivated scholar who is eager to engage in interdisciplinary research on aging. The ideal candidate will have a strong research background and a Ph.D. in a relevant field such as sociology, gerontology, demography, human development, sociomedical sciences, epidemiology, or public health by the starting date of the position. While candidates with expertise in any aging-related field are encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in individuals with specializations in areas such as cognitive aging, biodemography of aging, or other related fields. 

FLSA Status


Purdue University is an EOE/AA Employer

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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