NIA T32 Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunities


The UC Berkeley Demography program is widely regarded as one of the best and most creative in the world. We occupy a unique niche in the population studies landscape, with a strong focus on formal demography, population theory, and the relationship between demographic dynamics and social, cultural, and economic dynamics.

The UC Berkeley Department of Demography seeks applicants for one to two postdoctoral research positions to study demography of aging and population sciences, broadly defined, to begin summer or fall 2022. The T32 postdoctoral positions are funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), complementing UC Berkeley’s NIA-funded Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA, The postdoctoral fellow’s research focus could include areas of Berkeley faculty research including CEDA signature areas such as mortality measurement, policy and behavioral determinants of adult health, biodemography of aging, and macro consequences of global aging.

The Fellow will be expected to work part of their time independently developing their own research portfolio in the demography of aging, and to work part of their time on collaborative mentored research with a Berkeley faculty member.


  • Conduct research on significant issues in some aspect of demography of aging, broadly defined
  • Receive grant-writing training and support in order to develop a proposal for supplemental NIH funding
  • Get training in responsible conduct of research
  • Attend departmental colloquia and other related events
  • We also expect fellows to attend the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meetings, and to submit population-focused articles for publication during their time at UC Berkeley.

Minimum/Basic Qualifications required:

  • PhD or equivalent international degree by the time of appointment.
  • US Citizenship or permanent residence status.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date):

  • Experience in working with large data sets
  • Knowledge of one or two statistical analysis packages or programming (e.g., R, Stata)
  • Qualitative or mixed methods skills
  • No more than five years of research experience since receipt of PhD


The initial appointment will be made at 100% time for 1 year with a start date between May 1 to Sept 1 2022 through April 30 2023, with possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and availability of extramural funding and support.


To Apply: please email materials to

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research Interests – Including the Berkeley faculty with whom you would like to work with
  • Brief descriptions of statistical skills and research experiences
  • Writing Sample
  • Teaching Experience and Interests – Only applies if you would like to potentially teach during the fellowship
    (Optional). There is no guarantee of a teaching appointment, but there are many opportunities to work directly with undergraduate students in research apprenticeships.

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

This position will remain open until filled.

The Demography Department is interested in candidates who have research interests in subjects that will contribute to the understanding of diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

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