Duke Geriatrics Research Faculty Position

The Division of Geriatrics at Duke University invites applications and nominations for a regular rank faculty position. The Division is housed in the Duke Center for Aging and Human Development, and has close ties with the Durham VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center and Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation (COIN). Together these form a robust and supportive intellectual community of researchers working in clinical/translational research, epidemiology, health services research, health measurement and implementation science to improve the lives of older adults. Faculty collaborate closely with other clinical departments and institutes across the School of Medicine and University, including Neurology, Psychiatry, Nursing, and Population Health. Duke is home to a Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, a Roybal Center, an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and a Demography and Economics of Aging Center all funded by the National Institute on Aging.

We are seeking junior or mid-career scholars whose research program seeks to improve health and healthcare of older adults. Our current areas of focus include:

  • Interventions to improve physical reserve and resilience across the lifespan
  • Identifying biomarkers and physiologic pathways associated with healthy aging
  • Addressing disparities and promoting health equity
  • Reducing the burden of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
  • Development and implementation of new care models for high risk populations across care settings


  • A clinical or doctoral degree in a relevant discipline (medicine, nursing, social sciences, health services research, epidemiology, public health, social work, population health sciences, etc.)
  • Experience in clinical or translational aging research
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly research
  • Highly self-motivated individual, enthusiastic about scientific discovery and able to collaborate closely and effectively with other members of a research team
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to secure external funding
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and oral)

For more information about the Division of Geriatrics and Aging Center, please visit our websites: https://medicine.duke.edu/divisions/geriatrics and https://sites.duke.edu/centerforaging/

Interested applicants should submit application materials as one combined PDF file (cover letter, CV, statement of research accomplishments/interests) by uploading at THIS LINK. If you have questions about the application materials format or process, email Emily.Herbert@duke.edu for assistance.

Completed applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until position is filled.

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Location: Durham, North Carolina