Staying Sharp, Neuroscience Researcher

Washington, DC
Jul 13, 2019
Jul 25, 2019
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Integrated Communications and Marketing (ICM) is a multimedia, service-focused communications and marketing operation that leads in shaping the impression of AARP by providing communications planning, marketing, support and execution for AARP's strategic business units.


Plays an integral role in helping AARP achieve its goal of driving sustainable growth through the best-in-class use of research. Focuses on working on creating scientifically valid uses of Staying Sharp through university research.

  1. Orchestrates the strategy, plans, and execution of research studies within the neuroscience industry, focused on testing and validating hypothesis developed by Staying Sharp.
  2. Develops a network of relationships with key opinion leaders, researchers, and leading neuroscientists to understand industry trends in brain health. Identifies and plans research studies to validate the efficacy of Staying Sharp.
  3. Acts as the primary liaison/point-of-contact for university and hospital research organizations.
  4. Contributes to high-impact decisions, protocol design and writing, and monitoring and interpreting data from internal and external studies.
  5. Writes and/or reviews abstracts, posters, content for scientific meetings, conferences, website, and other events and presentations.
  6. Coordinates and/or leads external research and impact studies to develop and test new ideas and concepts.
  7. Participates in database setup, UAT, and review for data quality and queries.
  8. Participates in research analysis -- compiling, formatting, reviewing, interpreting, and reporting.
  9. Supports the development of program documents related to regulatory correspondence and regulatory submissions.

  • Completion of a Master's of Science degree in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, or a related scientific discipline (PhD preferred) and 10+ years working experience.
  • Research and development and grant proposal experience required.
  • Published papers and fundamental understanding of intellectual property (IP) law preferred.

Benefits Offered

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.