Post-doctoral training in TRanslational Research on Aging and Mobility
- The University of Florida
- Location: Gainesville, FL
- Job Number: 7077692
- Posting Date: Apr 27, 2021
- Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
Job DescriptionThe University of Florida TRanslational Aging and Mobility (TRAM) T32 Training program is seeking
PhD, MD, PhD/MD or related areas to conduct research focused on addressing mobility impairments in
late-life. TRAM fellows will join a diverse team of scientists and choose from many different research
directions, including: behavioral trials, metabolism measurement, mitochondrial physiology, circadian
rhythms in muscle cells, sarcopenia/dynapenia, audiology, neuroscience, neuroimaging, biomedical
engineering, psychosociology, epidemiology, data science, artificial intelligence, mobile health,
drug/botanical/nutraceutical trials, rehabilitation and various combinations.
Successful candidates will be enrolled in a formal training program designed to enhance post-graduate
knowledge and research techniques that related to mobility and aging. TRAM uses the mosaic model of
mentoring (e.g. co-mentors) from a cadre of experts to allow candidates to build team-based science
skills. The goal is for candidates to consider this health burden from multiple different perspectives.
We encourage applicants who have an interest in one or more of the following areas as they are relate to
the topic areas of aging and mobility impairment:
• Epidemiology of aging and mobility impairment • Muscle cell senescence pathways
• Age-related dementias and mobility • Mitochondria biology and autophagy of aging
• Health disparities in elders and their mobility health • Computer and engineering sciences to enhance mobility
• Wearable mobile health technologies • AI for enhancing mobility health of elders
• Neuropsychology of aging and telomere length • Geroscience
• Clinical trials of botanicals & nutraceuticals • Data science for wearable sensors and frailty
• Physical activity trials in vulnerable older adults • Post-hospital mobility recovery in older adults
• Muscle cell circadian rhythms • Epidemiology of intervening-health events in late-life
• Neuroscience and biomechanics of walking • Longevity and healthspan genes
The Department of Aging and Geriatric Research and the Institute of Aging at the University of Florida are
committed to increasing diversity and representation of women and minorities in all fellowship
programs. Applicants who contribute to our diversity mission are encouraged to apply.
Applications are reviewed starting May 1st, 2021 and continue until positions are filled.
Information about TRAM, online application is found on our website:
Questions should be directed to
Todd Manini, Ph.D., TRAM Director
Institute on Aging
2004 Mowry Rd.
Gainesville FL 32610