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Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States
21 days ago
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States
21 days ago


The Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a full-time tenure track Investigator at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Department specifically seeks investigators prepared to use population science techniques and tools to address one or more of the following areas in aging research:

  • Association between chronic diseases (e.g, cardiovascular, chronic kidney disease) and cognitive functioning
  • Demographic and psychosocial correlates of healthy aging
  • Etiology of dementia or its risk factors in aging population
  • Conducting etiologic and prognostic research relevant to aging with integration of omics and imaging data
  • The contribution of social factors (e.g, education, income or accumulated wealth, occupational characteristics, and social inequality) on chronic disease in aging populations
  • Intervention studies tailored to older adult populations
  • Health disparities in aging populations

The Department has long-standing success in complementary areas of epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, nutrition, behavioral medicine and applied public health. Multidisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

Responsibilities include developing an independent research program, collaborating with other faculty and contributing to the educational mission of the institution by teaching courses or mentoring pre- or post-doctoral students.  Additional information about the research and educational programs is available online: The full time position is based in the Feinberg School of Medicine on the Chicago lakefront campus.


Qualified candidates will: hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology, medicine, other disciplines of public health, psychology or a related field with substantial experience in population research studies; have demonstrated original scholarship in aging; possess excellent written and communication skills as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, grants, and presentations at professional meetings; and demonstrate the potential to establish and maintain external research funding.

The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled. When applying, please upload a CV and cover letter describing your interest and alignment with the position.  In addition, upload a diversity, equity and inclusion statement.

Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:

  • Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below).
  • Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted.
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Job Information

  • Job ID: 59806392
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine-Aging Epidemiology
  • Company Name: Northwestern University
  • Industry: American Journal of Epidemiology
  • Job Function: Other / Not Listed
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: PhD
  • Required Travel: None
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