Opportunities Available

The Nathan Shock Centers provides opportunities for researchers, fellows, health professionals, and more.

Grant Deadlines

Examining Diversity, Recruitment and Retention in Aging Research

Deadline: September 25, 2018

This NIH funding opportunity announcement encourages collaborative teams to target gaps in methods and outcomes regarding research participant recruitment and retention.

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Selective Cell and Network Vulnerability in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: September 25, 2018

The goal of this FOA is to define and characterize neural cell populations, neural circuits, and brain networks and regions that are vulnerable to brain…

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Analyses of CALERIE Data and Biospecimens to Elucidate Mechanisms of Caloric Restriction (CR)-Induced Effects in Humans (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - PA-18-823

Deadline: September 25, 2018

For R21 option, see companion grant for PA-18-824.

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Analyses of Adherence Strategies and Data Sets from CALERIE to Explore Behavioral and Psychosocial Aspects of Sustained Caloric Restriction in Humans (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: September 25, 2018

For R21 option, see companion grant PA-18-826.

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Alzheimer's Drug-Development Program (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: September 25, 2018

To provide funding support for the pre-clinical and early stage clinical (Phase I) development of novel small-molecule and biologic therapeutic agents that prevent Alzheimer's disease…

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Understanding Alzheimer's Disease in the Context of the Aging Brain (R01)

Deadline: September 25, 2018

To establish the role and impact of brain aging in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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Capturing Complexity in the Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms Involved in the Etiology of Alzheimer's Disease (R01)

Deadline: September 25, 2018

To support innovative research focused on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the heterogeneity and multifactorial nature of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with the potential…

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Novel Approaches to Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease & Predicting Progression (R01)

Deadline: September 25, 2018

This FOA encourages research applications to identify novel biomarkers to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and to predict clinical course

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Early Stage Clinical Trials for the Spectrum of Alzheimer's Disease and Age-related Cognitive Decline (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: September 25, 2018

To develop and implement early stage (Phase I or II) clinical trials of promising pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in individuals with age-related cognitive decline and…

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Late Stage Clinical Trials for the Spectrum of Alzheimer's Disease and Age-related Cognitive Decline (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

Deadline: September 25, 2018

To develop and implement late stage (Phase II/III, III) clinical trials of promising pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in individuals with age-related cognitive decline and across…

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Life Sciences Research Foundation

Deadline: October 1, 2018

The Life Sciences Research Foundation funds Postdoctoral Fellows. The award is $62,000/year for three years ($186,000 total).

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University of Alabama at Birmingham's Nathan Shock Center Pilot/Feasibility Project Awards

Deadline: October 1, 2018

UAB’s Nathan Shock Center announces the availability of pilot/feasibility (P/F) project awards for investigators with a research focus to aging.

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The Sartorius & Science Prize for Regenerative Medicine & Cell Therapy

Deadline: October 1, 2018

An annual prize aimed at supporting and encouraging scientists focused on basic or translational research that advances medical progress in regenerative medicine and cell therapy.

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2018-2019 Jackson Lab Nathan Shock Center Pilot Projects Awards

Deadline: October 1, 2018

The proposed Pilot project should aim to make use of the Jackson Aging Center's aged mouse resources, phenotyping services, or tissues from their repository collections.

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Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project (RMIP) Investigator-Initiated Studies (U01 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: October 19, 2018

Seeking cooperative agreement (U01) applications to support investigator-initiated clinical research studies aimed at furthering the field of regenerative medicine (RM) using adult stem cells.

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Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project (RMIP) (U44 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: October 19, 2018

Seeking cooperative agreement (U44) applications to support small business research studies aimed at furthering the field of regenerative medicine (RM) using adult stem cells.

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Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project (RMIP) (UT2-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: October 19, 2018

Seeking cooperative agreement (UT2) applications to support small business research studies aimed at furthering the field of regenerative medicine (RM) using adult stem cells.

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Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project (RMIP) Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials (UG3/UH3 – Clinical Trial Required)

Deadline: October 19, 2018

Seeking highly meritorious clinical trial applications proposing to explore and enable the development of safe and effective regenerative medicine (RM) interventions using adult stem cells.

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Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: October 23, 2018

The goal of the GEMSSTAR program is to provide support for early-career physician-scientists trained in medical or surgical specialties or early-career dentist-scientists to launch careers…

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Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - RFA-AG-19-017

Deadline: October 24, 2018

For clinical trials, see award mechanism RFA-AG-19-018.

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Osteoporosis and Soft Tissue Disorders (U13 Bench-to-Bedside Conference)

Deadline: October 26, 2018

Applications for participating in this conference, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).

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Integrative Omics to Enhance Therapeutics Development for Healthy Aging (UH2/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: November 14, 2018

A phased innovation initiative to facilitate multi-omics/integrative approaches to identify omics profiles associated with protection against multiple aging conditions, with exceptional health span, and to…

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Dorothy Dillon Eweson Lecture Series – Call for 2018 applications

Deadline: November 15, 2018

A sponsorship to present your research findings at an annual scientific or medical specialty association meeting where aging related research is not the primary focus.

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Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty

Deadline: December 17, 2018

Up to $100,000 to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts on the biology of aging.

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Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award

Deadline: December 17, 2018

Provides timely support to a small number of research projects that are relatively high risk but which offer significant promise of yielding transforming discoveries in…

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The Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Awards in Aging

Deadline: January 21, 2019

Providing full-time research training and flexible and portable grant support to senior postdoctoral fellows.

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Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research

Deadline: January 21, 2019

Provides significant research and training support to permit postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging.

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Events & Meetings

Aging and Metabolism: Cell Symposium

September 23 - 25, 2018 | Sitges, Spain

Abstract submission deadline: May 4, 2018

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International Conference on Muscle Wasting

September 23 - 28, 2018 | Ascona, Switzerland

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International Bordeaux Conference: "Aging of memory functions: Where are we now?"

September 26 - 28, 2018 | Bordeaux

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It’s not just What you Eat, but When: The Impact of Diet on Healthy Aging

September 27, 2018 | Webinar

Leading experts will share insights from their research on Fasting-Mimicking Diets, Caloric Restriction, and the Circadian Clock and answer your questions. 2-3pm ET/11-12pm PT

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Mechanisms of Aging

October 1 - 5, 2018 | Cold Spring Harbor, NY

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Team Leadership Training Program

October 4 - 5, 2018 | Galvenston, TX

The UTMB Pepper OAIC is hosting a free two-day training session for junior faculty from NIA funded centers interested in team science leadership. Registration Due July 31, 2018

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2018 International Conference on Aging and Disease

October 5 - 7, 2018 | Nice, France

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Principles and Techniques in Mouse Behavioral Phenotyping and Pharmacology

October 15 - 20, 2018 | Bar Harbor, ME

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2018 Barshop Symposium on Aging

October 18 - 21, 2018 | Bandera, TX

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Drugs That Slow Aging Mice: the NIA Interventions Testing Program

October 22, 2018 | Webinar

2-3pm ET (11-12pm PT) | A concise summary of the NIA mouse intervention testing program (ITP) research design, discoveries to date, studies now in progress, and plans for the future.

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Nutrient Signaling

October 25 - 28, 2018 | Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Abstract Deadline: August 3, 2018

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Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Appropriate Use of Drug Therapies for Osteoporotic Fracture Prevention

October 30 - 31, 2018 | Bethesda, MD

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A Tale of Worms and Brains: Application of C. elegans to Accelerate the Translational Path for Neurogenerative Diseases

October 31, 2018 | Birmingham, AL

A Fall 2018 UAB Nathan Shock Center Seminar. Speaker: Guy Caldwell, PhD.

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MicrobiotaMi 2018

November 5 - 7, 2018 | Milan, Italy

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Fourth Annual Northeastern Glenn Symposium on the Biology of Aging

November 7, 2018 | New Haven, CT

Meeting registrations and abstracts due by October 15, 2018.

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Fourth Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing (EHA)

November 8 - 10, 2018 | Brussels, Belgium

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Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting

November 14 - 18, 2018 | Boston, Massachusetts

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2018 AFAR Scientific Awards of Distinction Ceremony and Lectures

November 16, 2018 | Boston, MA

AFAR will present its 2018 Scientific Awards during a special ceremony at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) on Nov 16 from 5-7:30pm.

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The TAME Trial: A Prototype for Geroscience-Guided Therapeutics

November 17, 2018 | Boston, MA

This symposium will be held during the 2018 GSA Meeting on Nov 17 from 5 - 6:30 PM and will feature Dr. Stephen Kritchevsky, Dr. George Kuchel, Dr. Jamie Justice and Dr. Nir Barzilai.

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Strengthening Aging Research: Experiences With Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency

November 17, 2018 | Boston, MA

This symposium will be held during the 2018 GSA Meeting on Nov 17 from 5 - 6:30 PM and will feature Dr. Andrew W Brown, Dr. Mark Espeland, Dr. Paola Sebastiani, and Dr. Patrick Phillips.

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Animal Models of Episodic Memory

November 28, 2018 | Birmingham, AL

A Fall 2018 UAB Nathan Shock Center Seminar. Speaker: Jonathon Crystal, PhD.

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Neurodegenerative Diseases: Biology & Therapeutics

November 28, 2018 - December 1, 2018 | Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Abstract Deadline: September 14, 2018

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Pre-Submission Webinar for PAR-18-749 "Examining Diversity, Recruitment and Retention in Aging Research (R24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)"

December 11, 2018 | Webinar

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Targeting Cellular Powerhouses to Delay Aging and Mitigate Age-Related Diseases

December 12, 2018 | Birmingham, AL

A Fall 2018 UAB Nathan Shock Center Seminar. Speaker: Hazel Szeto, MD, PhD.

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Mitochondria in Aging and Age-Related Disease (J2)

January 13 - 17, 2019 | Keystone, CO

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American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) 2019 Annual Meeting

February 14 - 18, 2019 | Washington, DC

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Autophagy: From Model Systems to Therapeutic Opportunities (B2)

February 17 - 21, 2019 | Santa Fe, NM

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Cell Competition in Development and Disease (B6)

February 24 - 28, 2019 | Tahoe City, CA

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3rd Interventions in Aging Conference

March 3 - 6, 2019 | Nassau, Bahamas

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Osteoporosis and Soft Tissue Disorders (U13 Bench-to-Bedside Conference)

March 11 - 12, 2019 | Bethesda, MD

Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).

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Epigenetics and Human Disease (X5)

March 17 - 21, 2019 | Alberta, Canada

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Genome Dynamics in Neuroscience and Aging

April 7 - 11, 2019 | Herzliya, Israel

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Immunometabolism, Metaflammation and Metabolic Disorders (D6)

April 14 - 18, 2019 | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Telomeres & Telomerase

April 30, 2019 - May 4, 2019 | Cold Harbor Spring, NY

Abstract Deadline: February 15, 2019

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The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019

May 23 - 25, 2019 | Gothenburg, Sweden

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Neurodegenerative Diseases: New Insights and Therapeutic Opportunities (Z2)

June 16 - 20, 2019 | Keystone, CO

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Biology of Aging Gordon Research Conference

July 14 - 19, 2019 | Newry, ME

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Health & Wellbeing in the Silver World: From Bench to Policy

October 24 - 27, 2019 | Taipei, Taiwan

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Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor in Stem Cell Biology

Department of Biology

University of Kentucky| Posted: September 25, 2018

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

UNC Chapel Hill

Thurston Arthritis Research Center| Posted: September 21, 2018

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Assistant Professor in Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI)

Columbia University| Posted: September 21, 2018

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Postdoctoral Researchers in Neuroscience and Alzheimer's Disease

Pike Lab

University of Southern California| Posted: September 21, 2018

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Assistant Professor in Metabolism and Human Health

Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine

University of Central Florida| Posted: September 21, 2018

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Senior Life Scientist

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

National Institute on Health (NIH)| Posted: September 21, 2018

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Faculty Position in Aging and the Immune System

Department of Immunology and the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging

Mayo Clinic in Arizona| Posted: September 21, 2018

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Postdoctoral Position (Aging and age-associated degenerative diseases)

McGovern Medical School

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)| Posted: September 21, 2018

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Postdoctoral Positions

Aging Institute

University of Pittsburgh| Posted: September 21, 2018

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track Faculty Position)

The Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville| Posted: September 21, 2018

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Assistant Professor, Basic Sciences

Department of Neuroscience

University of Connecticut Health Center| Posted: September 17, 2018

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hematopoiesis

The Butler Laboratory

Hackensack University Medical Center| Posted: September 17, 2018

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Chief, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences

The Intramural Research Program (IRP)

National Institute on Aging (NIA)| Posted: September 13, 2018

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Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology

School of Biology & Ecology

University of Maine| Posted: August 27, 2018

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Postdoctoral Associate - Aging and Autophagy

Hansen Lab

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute| Posted: August 27, 2018

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Postdoctoral Associate - Development, Aging & Regeneration

D'Angelo Lab

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute| Posted: August 27, 2018

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Research Scientist

John Laboratory

The Jackson Lab| Posted: August 27, 2018

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Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences in Dedman College

Southern Methodist University| Posted: August 22, 2018

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Assistant Professor

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

The University of Texas Medical Branch| Posted: August 22, 2018

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Faculty Positions

The Rockefeller University| Posted: August 22, 2018

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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Thurston Arthritis Research Center

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill| Posted: August 22, 2018

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Biology

Wenyong Chen Lab

City of Hope| Posted: August 22, 2018

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Post-doctoral Fellow

Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism and the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

University of Minnesota Medical School| Posted: August 16, 2018

The post-doctoral fellow will be developing assays for identifying drugs targeting pathways important for extending human healthspan.

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Post-doctoral Fellow

Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism and the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

The University of Minnesota Medical School| Posted: August 16, 2018

The post-doctoral fellow will be working on characterizing the anti-senescence activity of stem cell EVs and the mechanism of action. 

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Postdoctoral Scholar - Age-related Metabolic Changes in Alzheimer’s Neurons

Henry Samueli School of Engineering, School of Biological Sciences

The Regents of the University of California| Posted: August 16, 2018

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Science Program Manager, Knowledge Environments

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative| Posted: August 13, 2018

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Science Program Manager, Neurodegeneration

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative| Posted: August 13, 2018

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Physician Scientist

The Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care Systems

University of Washington| Posted: August 13, 2018

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Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Newman Lab

Buck Institute for Research on Aging| Posted: August 9, 2018

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American Aging Association: Careers in Aging

Posted: August 8, 2018

A job board from the American Aging Association (AGE).

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Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Texas at Austin| Posted: July 19, 2018

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Chair and Professor

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

University of Kentucky| Posted: July 17, 2018

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Director and Faculty Positions

Center for Female Reproductive Equality and Longevity

Buck Institute for Research on Aging| Posted: July 16, 2018

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Postdoctoral Position in Metabolomics

Ramanathan Lab

Buck Institute for Research on Aging| Posted: July 16, 2018

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Postdoctoral Associate

Ucar Lab

The Jackson Laboratory| Posted: July 3, 2018

The Ucar Lab studies the dynamics of epigenomic regulation of gene expression in human cells and discovers predictive signatures pertaining to human aging and aging-diseases.

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Postdoctoral Associate

Systems Genetics of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

The Jackson Laboratory| Posted: July 3, 2018

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Postdoctoral Associate

In vivo Electrophysiology study of Alzheimer’s Disease

The Jackson Laboratory| Posted: July 3, 2018

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Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Buck Institute for Research on Aging| Posted: June 25, 2018

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Physician-Scientist

The Division of Geriatric Medicine

Vanderbilt University Medical Center| Posted: June 13, 2018

An open tenure-track/tenured position. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Vascular biology, especially cerebrovascular dysfunction in disease and aging; Autophagy in aging; Systemic contributions to brain aging; Mechanisms of biological resilience

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Open Rank

Department of Cell Biology and Physiology and the Neuroscience Center

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill| Posted: June 13, 2018

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Academic Joint Departments - Open Rank- Molecular & Cellular Pathology

University of Alabama at Birmingham| Posted: June 13, 2018

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Assistant Professor

The Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies

UT Health San Antonio| Posted: June 13, 2018

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Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Medicine, Pathology

University of Washington| Posted: May 10, 2018

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Functional Genomics of Aging, Obesity, and Diabetes

Massachusetts General Hospital| Posted: May 2, 2018

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