University of Wisconsin - Madison

T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology of Aging

Department of Medicine/Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology

Funded by the NIH/NIA, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Geriatrics, Biology of Aging and Age Related Diseases T32 training grant focuses on the basic mechanisms of aging, preventative interventions, and clinical problems encountered by older adults. At the University of Wisconsin (UW) – Madison, this grant provides career development for exceptional postdoctoral scholars through mentored training with our 35 mentors, the Biology of Aging Seminar series, and conferences. Visit our website for information about our mentors, current trainees, and program directors.

The major mission of our T32 is to provide interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art training to talented postdoctoral fellows in both biology and clinical/translational research in aging and related diseases. With an impressive history of success over the past 25 years, our T32 grant has generated an outstanding record of academic success, with 96% of the postdoctoral fellows trained over the past 15 years pursuing an academic career.

Our Biology of Aging T32 program is directed by Sanjay Asthana, MD, FACP, Associate Dean for Gerontology, an acclaimed physician scientist with extensive experience in clinical and translational aging research. Dr. Asthana has overseen the training of 47 predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows. Rozalyn Anderson, PhD, a tenured Associate Professor of Medicine and T32 Associate Director, is actively focused on caloric restriction within biology of aging research. Dr. Anderson has had many years of interaction and participation with this exceptional program, initially a postdoctoral scholar on this T32 grant.

Our unique and progressive T32 Biology of Aging program offers a collegial, nurturing postdoctoral training environment critical for a future independent position in science. The University of Wisconsin- Madison is ranked among the top 15 public universities in the U.S. (US World and New Report 2018) and is a leading research institute with over $1.0 billion in research activity annually. Madison is a wonderful medium-sized college town with exceptional quality of life and affordable costs of living.

Stipend for this position is based on the Ruth L. National Research Service Award Stipends for postdoctoral trainees.

To Apply:

Submit the following to The position will remain open until filled and candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.

  • Letter stating research interests and how they relate to aging
  • CV (indicate dates of support on previous NIH training grants, if applicable)
  • Transcripts of ALL college coursework (copies acceptable)
  • GRE and/or MCAT scores
  • Three letters of recommendation (one of the letters must come from a faculty member in a related field)
  • All individuals who did not complete their advanced degree in the United States must submit a certification that it is equivalent to a degree from a U.S. college or university. See to obtain information from one of the organizations listed.


Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident by date of award

Must have completed an advanced degree by start date (PhD, MD, DVM or equivalent)

This opening is intended for individuals who are committed to a research career in the biology of aging.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Last updated: 2020-01-02