Funding Opportunity: 2024-2025 T32 Postdoctoral Fellowships in Translational Research in Aging

Three Postdoctoral positions are available on our NIA funded Institutional Research Training Grant titled, “Harvard Translational Research in Aging Training Program”.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application.

Award recipients may be eligible to apply for the NIH Loan Repayment Program. Additional information regarding this program can be found at:

This funding supports salary, fringe, mentored research activities, coursework, seminars and up to $2,500 to defray childcare costs.  

Areas of research include the following:

  • Mechanisms and preventive interventions for falls and mobility impairments (e.g. transcranial direct current stimulation, devices, and senolytic drugs)  (Manor, Lipsitz) 
  • Gait and balance (Manor, Lipsitz)
  • Vascular aging and blood pressure regulation including cerebrovascular pathophysiology and imaging (Lipsitz, Manor)
  • Epidemiology, omics/bioinformatics, microbiome, imaging, biomechanics, and nutritional aspects of bone, joint, and muscle (Kiel, Samelson, Sahni, Berry, Yau, Bouxsein)
  • Spinal degeneration, osteoarthritis, disc disease, hyperkyphosis, vertebral fracture (Samelson)
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and trials in long term care (Berry)
  • Frailty assessment to improve outcomes of drug therapy and surgical procedures (Kim)
  • Predicting functional outcomes (Kim)
  • Palliative Care / Health Policy / Shared Decision Making (Mitchell, Ritchie)
  • Delirium measurement, pathophysiology, and interventions (Inouye, Marcantonio, Vasunilashorn)
  • Diseases in older Adults: Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Diabetes, Parkinson’s, Cardiovascular
  • Disease, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis (Lipsitz, Pascual-Leone, Samelson, Manor, Kiel, Sahni, Berry, Yau, Hyman, Goldstein)
  • Biology of Aging (Sinclair, Lipsitz, Kiel)
  • Data science and software development as applied to observational and interventional science in aging (Travison)
  • Integrative therapies for older adults (Wayne)  

Applications require a mentor.   
For those without a mentor and/or a clearly defined project, please send a letter of intent so we can help match you to a mentor who can help you define a research project.

If you already have a mentor or are a third year applicant, a letter of intent is not required.

Letters of intent are due Friday, November 10, 2023 at 5pm.   
Letters should include:   
o      Area of interest and potential project title  
o      CV or NIH Biosketch  
o      Expected start date between 5/1/24-10/1/24  
o      Name of mentor or lab within the HMS community (includes affiliated hospitals) that you are interested in working with (feel free to go to the Harvard Catalyst website for further information) 

Final applications are due Friday March 15, 2024 at 5pm.

Guidelines and Forms: 
Letter of Intent Guidelines 
Application Guidelines
Application Cover Sheet 

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