Data Analyst, Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology
Applications are invited for a full-time with benefits data analyst (posted as Research Assistantant 046892) to join the research lab of Dr. Amanda Leggett in the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University. Primary projects will focus on family and friend caregivers and individuals living with dementia (including Alzheimer's Association and National Institute on Aging funded studies) and health, mental health, and health services outcomes. Opportunities include collaboration on new data collection and secondary data analysis of longitudinal data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS; including linked Medicare Claims) and National Study of Caregiving (NSOC). Primary responsibilities include data management (e.g., merging datasets, longitudinal data management, merging Medicare claims, creating variables) and data analysis (e.g., advanced multivariate and longitudinal analyses such as latent class analysis, machine learning methods, linear and logistic regression). This position offers the opportunity to build and develop skills related to research and gerontology including leading presentations and manuscripts for publication in academic and healthcare journals and the chance to solve real pressing problems in the field of gerontology. This position may be in-person, hybrid, or remote depending on preference.
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Amanda Leggett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please apply online through the following link (job posting # 046892): https://waynetalent.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/534?c=waynetalent and submit the following via email to email@example.com: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.
Postdoc in Dementia Family Caregiving, Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology:
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the research lab of Dr. Amanda Leggett in the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University. Primary projects will focus on family and friend caregivers for individuals living with dementia (including an Alzheimer's Association funded study on dementia care management styles), dementia caregiving networks (a National Institute on Aging R01), caregiving in the context of COVID-19, and biopsychosocial factors relating to the health and well-being of older adults. The Institute of Gerontology offers a multidisciplinary network of postdocs and established postdoctoral career development seminars and training. This position offers the opportunity to build and develop skills related to research and gerontology including: training in career development and the discipline of gerontology, serving as a leader within a research team (e.g., managing research assistants and students), data management and analysis, development of manuscripts and conference presentations, and development of one's own line of research.
- Ph.D. in Psychology, Gerontology, Human Development, Biostatistics/Statistics, or related field
- Advanced statistical skills including use of relevant statistical software (e.g., SAS, R, SPSS)
- Strong writing skills, including experience publishing academic journal articles and conference proceedings
- Experience utilizing statistical models such as latent class models, machine learning models, linear and logistic regression, mixed effects models, structural equation models
- Ability to work collaboratively and independently with excellent problem solving and communication skills
- Prior experience working with survey and/or healthcare data and older adults is an asset
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Amanda Leggett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please apply online through the following link (posting number 046890) and submit the following via email to email@example.com: a letter of interest (max 2 pages), curriculum vitae, two relevant writing samples, and contact information for three references. Applications will be considered as they arrive. The position provides salary and benefits consistent with those for NIH postdoctoral fellows. The position is available immediately, but the start date is negotiable. The position is for one year but is renewable for up to four years.