Postdoctoral Fellow at the San Francisco Coordinating Center


We are excited to announce our intention to recruit a 1-2 postdoctoral scientists to join our group for 2-3 years. Our group has extensive resources that provide a very desirable training environment: lots of data and specimens, collaboration with scientists and post-docs at CPMC and UCSF, and friendly and energetic mentors to assist junior colleagues.


Postdoctoral scientists focusing on the epidemiology of aging will collaborate with MD and PhD scientists who are conducting research about human aging, particularly the epidemiology of diseases such as frailty, sarcopenia, osteoporosis/fractures, cardiovascular diseases, sleep disorders, and dementia. The postdoctoral scientist will participate in research taking advantage of large cohort studies of older adults that have been followed for decades and archived biological specimens.

Postdoctoral scientists focusing on the biological basis and biomarkers for healthy aging, will participate in research taking advantage of large cohort studies of older adults as described above as well as large translational research projects. Our translational research is funded by and conducted in collaboration with and NIH and biotech companies including Calico and Google.

Postdoctoral scientists will work with senior scientists at The San Francisco Coordinating Center and UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, including Steve Cummings, Greg Tranah, Katie Stone, Dan Evans and Peggy Cawthon. The primary mentor will be assigned based on research interest. The postdoctoral scientist will write proposals for new studies, and analyze data, write and publish papers. The successful candidate will participate in research seminars including joint seminars on aging between doctoral and postdoctoral trainees from the Coordinating Center and UCSF. There will be opportunities for further training in the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.The postdoctoral scientist is expected to develop an independent career path.



Education: PhD in Epidemiology or Biology-related field

Experience: At least one year experience in research on epidemiologic studies, clinical trials, exercise physiology or similar disciplines (epidemiology focus)


At least one year experience in clinical or translational research or laboratories that have conducted research relevant to the cellular biology of aging or aging-related disease.(biology of aging focus)

Knowledge: Expertise with standard methods of epidemiologic analysis

Skills: Comfortable using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and at least one major statistical package (SAS, Stata, etc.)

Ability to independently analyze data

Able to communicate clearly in writing and speaking with scientific colleagues


To indicate interest in the position, submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research, and one manuscript (published or unpublished), as a single document, to Christina Kouma ( In your cover letter, please indicate your preferred interest (epidemiology of aging or biology of aging ) and your target start date.