Now Accepting Applications for Postdocs


Now Accepting Applications for Postdocs for appointment for the 2022-2023 academic year | Flexible start dates

Applications due November 30, 2022

We are soliciting applications for Postdoctoral positions in our Multidisciplinary Research Training in Gerontology Program. Postdoctoral students should have a research focus on factors influencing human physical and mental health and aging. The aim of this program is to support emerging scientists who will do state-of-the-art work in their own area but also have knowledge of how multiple disciplines approach the study of aging. This program is supported by a grant from the Behavioral and Social Science Division of the National Institute on Aging to the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Center at USC. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. This program supports five postdoctoral trainees. Trainees must have been awarded a PhD degree by the time they begin. Trainees can be from a variety of fields: Gerontology, Demography, Sociology, Economics, Public Health, Medicine, Public Policy, Psychology, Biology, Social Work and Neuroscience. Trainees are mentored in research by two members of the training faculty. The usual length of traineeship is 2 years. These awards consist of stipends, tuition (if needed), health insurance, and a travel allowance. 

Address questions to Eileen M. Crimmins, AARP Professor of Gerontology, Mara Mather, Professor of Gerontology,, or Linda Hall,

Applicants should provide a letter of application, a statement of research, a C.V., and letters of reference. We expect potential trainees to have made contact with the training director or a mentor on the grant who will support the application. See the list of mentors below or on our preceptors page.

More information on the application procedures and the program can be found below.

Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

Appointments must be made by April 2023

Applications due by: November 30, 2022


  •  Jennifer Ailshire – Gerontology & Sociology

  • Christopher Beam – Psychology

  • Meredith Braskie – Neurology

  • Jiu-Chiuan Chen – Population and Public Health Sciences

  • Helena Chui – Neurology

  • Pinchas Cohen – Gerontology/Medicine/Biological Sciences

  • Eileen Crimmins – Gerontology & Sociology

  • Sean Curran – Gerontology (Biological Sciences)

  • Teal Eich – Gerontology

  • Susan Enguidanos – Gerontology (Social Work)

  • Caleb E. Finch – Gerontology (Biological Sciences)

  • Dana Goldman – Policy, Planning & Development (Gerontology)

  • Duke Han – Family Med./Neurology/Psych./Gerontology

  • Andrei Irimia – Gerontology
  • Mireille Jacobson – Gerontology

  • Arie Kapteyn – Center for Economic & Social Research (CESR)

  • Jinkook Lee – Center for Economic & Social Research (CESR)

  • Wendy Mack – Population and Public Health Sciences (Gerontology)

  • Mara Mather – Gerontology (Psychology)

  • Joseph Saenz (Gerontology)
  • John Strauss – Economics (Gerontology)

  • Arthur Toga – Laboratory of Neuro Imaging

  • Kathleen Wilber – Gerontology (Policy, Planning & Dev.)

  • Elizabeth Zelinski – Gerontology (Psychology)

  • Julie Zissimopoulos – School of Public Policy, Gerontology