Postdoctoral fellowships at CDE are designed individually to meet the needs and interests of each scholar. Postdoctoral fellows spend most of their time carrying out research, either their own project or part of an ongoing project at the Center. At least 25 percent of the fellow's time is spent on a collaborative project with one or more CDE mentors. Postdoctoral trainees may audit advanced courses or seminars. A portion of the postdoctoral trainee's program often includes preparing a research grant application to facilitate future work.
The Demography Seminar (Dem Sem) is a prime venue for postdoctoral fellows to meet and interact with faculty members and other postdocs. New postdocs have an opportunity to present their research at Demsem soon after they arrive, facilitating contact, interaction, and collaboration with their CDE colleagues.
CDE enjoys a close relationship with the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA), which has been awarded funding for one postdoctoral scholar position via an Institutional Training Grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The typical appointment period for NIA postdocs is two years. NIA postdocs receive a stipend and health insurance at levels set by NIH. The level of support for postdocs in residence at CDE via other funding mechanisms is determined by their source of funding.
Openings for NIA postdoctoral positions are announced on CDHA's hompage and CDE's Employment page when they are available. Other, self-funded postdoctoral placements may be initiated by the scholar in consultation with the CDE Director, Marcy Carlson.