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CURRENT OPENINGS

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, in conjunction with the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center (KUADC), seeks an academically oriented, board-certified anatomic pathologist with fellowship training in neuropathology. The candidate will Direct the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s (KUADC) Neuropathology Core, join the KUADC leadership group, and work with an elite national group of neuropathologists to define the state of the art of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) field. The candidate will also join a Pathology department that is experiencing rapid growth and has established a sub-specialization practice model.

The KUADC is an NIA P30-designated national leader in AD research that supports and maintains a Neuropathology Core. KUADC Neuropathology Core Director responsibilities include attending an annual national meeting of the ADC network’s Neuropathology Cores; attending monthly KUADC Executive Committee meetings; preparing the Neuropathology Core section of KUADC renewal applications or relevant P30 supplement applications; performing neuropathologic evaluations of clinical cohort decedents; maintaining a brain bank; preparing required reports for the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC); and assisting ADC investigators with projects that require brain autopsy tissue. The KUADC provides administrative and technical support to help perform brain-bank related and other Core activities.

The candidate will work with the KUADC Director to develop a research focus for the Neuropathology Core. The candidate is expected to enter mutual research collaborations with other ADC investigators, both local and national, and to participate in manuscript and grant submissions of mutual projects. Ultimately, the candidate is expected to advance an independent research program, of their own choosing and emphasis, that is pertinent to the ADRD field. For candidates without prior expertise in AD neuropathology, we can arrange to provide high-level instruction that will rapidly develop that expertise. Mostly, what is needed is the desire to establish or expand an independent ADRD research program.

We will consider candidates at all academic levels, and confer an appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professorial rank based on experience. The candidate can choose a tenure or non-tenure clinical or research track assignment based on personal preference, and those with tenure at another institution, upon arrival, can move quickly to tenure review.

The position requires limited coverage of the Pathology Department’s Neuropathology Service, and of the University of Kansas Hospital Autopsy Service, while establishing majority protected research/scholarship time that will allow the candidate to establish a new, or expand an existing, ADRD research program. This protected time will be jointly supported through the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the KUADC, the Department of Neurology, and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. In addition to extensive protected research/academic time, the position comes with generous start-up funds that can be used to pay research assistant or postdoctoral fellow salaries, cover graduate student stipends, purchase equipment, and purchase laboratory supplies. The candidate will also receive their own laboratory space. The quality of life in the Kansas City metropolitan area is extraordinary. With a population of over 2 million people, the area combines the advantages of a large city with the intimacy of a smaller town. The cost of living is amazingly affordable, and the area is rich in arts, sports, and leisure activities. The area boasts top-notch public schools and an airport that features many direct flights.

For a neuropathologist interested in ADRD research, this position represents a truly remarkable opportunity at any level.

Apply online: https://jobs.kumc.edu/postings/23126

The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute (WAI) is committed to health equity and aims to improve the quality of life of persons living with dementia and their families across the state through research and community engagement. Our purpose is to increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, to identify and disseminate strategies to reduce dementia risk, to convene stakeholders across the state, to improve access to quality dementia care services, and to develop and support culturally-tailored, effective clinical and community-based models of care.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team in furthering our research in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The successful applicant will be able to work independently and apply critical thinking to assigned tasks from the WAI Director and Associate Director. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the science and the writing of manuscripts and grant applications that are initiated from the WAI.

The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background — people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion.

PhD or MD required. Training in public health, preventive medicine, health services, epidemiology, biostatistics, gerontology, or adult education preferred.

At least 1 year of post-doctoral or residency training in Alzheimer's disease and/or related dementias, epidemiology, biostatistics, health services research, community-based research, health disparities or preventive medicine or comparative area required.

Candidates should have strong expertise in classical and modern biostatistical methods, including mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative). Experience and expertise in health services research, community-based participatory research, survey data, and/or health disparities preferred. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills are required. A history of writing scientific publications and grants is preferred. Expertise in management of large data sets is preferred. The candidate should possess strong working knowledge of statistics software SAS or R. It is preferred that the incumbent have the ability to conceive of a set of hypotheses, select the requisite methods to test the hypotheses, make appropriate conclusions about the results, and present the findings in published manuscripts and at scientific meetings. As the setting is highly collaborative and multi-disciplinary, it is preferred that the incumbent be able to work within an extended team and bring quantitative expertise and advice to collaborative initiatives.

Additional details can be found here.

Brown University is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to study behavioral and neuroimaging markers of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease in the Warren Alpert Medical School. The primary performance site for this postdoctoral fellowship is in the Butler Hospital Memory and Aging Program (MAP).

The successful candidate will join a team of experts in aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and related dementia research. This postdoctoral position is primarily focused on the area of the cognitive system in aging and preclinical Alzheimer’s disease and will work on developing early behavioral and neuroimaging markers of Alzheimer’s disease and integrating structural and functional MRI, PET, cognitive, genetic, and biofluid measures from ongoing or completed projects. Fellows will have ample opportunities to explore and gain experience with multidisciplinary and clinical research in aging and Alzheimer’s disease and to interact with core faculty members in the MAP and the Carney Institute of Brain Science at Brown University.

The MAP is part of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School.

Please note that this postdoctoral position is research-centered and prior clinical experience is not required. Pursuing licensure for a clinical neuropsychologist is optional. The postdoctoral position is supported by the fellowship program up to two years, with a possibility of support in year three depending on funding.

The expected start date is late fall 2019; however, it is negotiable.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested persons can find more information on the position in the websites listed below.

This postdoctoral fellowship is administered though the Research Fellowship Program within The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Clinical Psychology Training Programs at Brown: A Consortium of the Providence VA Medical Center, Lifespan, and Care New England. The program's website is located here.

A full description of the fellowship position can be found here.

Details regarding application are located here under "Application Details".

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants with a Ph.D. degree in cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, physics or a relevant field are encouraged to apply. Prior experience with human neuroimaging (e.g., task fMRI, rsfMRI, MRI, DTI, ERP, PET), a strong background in cognitive neuroscience and experimental design, and familiarity with programming in relevant languages (e.g., Python, MATLAB, C) are desirable. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate communication skills, motivation and interest in the area of cognitive and brain aging, Alzheimer's disease, and/or neuroimaging, and the ability to independently develop research questions and work in collaboration with other team members.

CONTACT

Prior to APPA CAS application submission, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to send a brief description of their research background and career goals, CV, and a list of three references to Dr. Hwamee Oh via email at hwamee_oh@brown.edu

For inquiries on the research and the position, please contact Dr. Oh, the director of imaging research in the MAP, at hwamee_oh@brown.edu.

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Hwamee Oh, PhD, Assistant Professor

Dept. of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Brown University

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) conducts research in the field of aging and dementia, and seeks to establish effective prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The ADRC actively collaborates with individuals from diverse underrepresented communities to identify and address health disparities in management of dementia. The Research Specialist is a critical position within the Alzheimer's research program, as he/she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the studies and provides support to the study Principal Investigator (PI) and management staff.

Dr. Cynthia Carlsson is seeking a Research Specialist to help with study recruitment, scheduling, and coordination of multiple studies including the VA-sponsored AD prevention clinical trial, BRAVE; the NIH/Lilly sponsored A4/LEARN studies, the UW ARMADA study, as well as future clinical trials.

POSITION DUTIES:

  1. Aid in recruitment efforts for the BRAVE and ARMADA studies as well as any future clinical trial studies by tracking potential participants, acting as a liaison in the community, disseminating research information to the general public and providing support in the development and implementation of recruitment strategies.
  2. Schedule study visits and assign staff to coordinate study visits.
  3. Serve as coordinator and/or cognitive rater for all Carlsson studies, able to perform all aspects of study visits, including informed consent, data collection, visit documentation, cognitive testing procedures, observing blood draws and lumbar punctures, shipping samples, and all other duties as applicable.
  4. Conduct outreach to individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic communities to ensure diverse representation within the studies.
  5. Assist the research team with research-related tasks such as IRB applications and other regulatory efforts, as well as data presentations and research reports (as needed).
  6. Ensure that the studies are carried out in strict accordance with the protocol, SOPs and make appropriate operational decisions with guidance from the program manager and study PI to ensure patient safety and data quality.
  7. Monitor and maintain participant safety, dignity and compliance, including coordination of medical consultation/treatment as appropriate. Provide updates on study participants to clinical team and study PI, including all adverse event reporting.
  8. Work closely and proactively with operational teams to ensure that the laboratory, pharmacy, and nursing units are aware of study procedures, as needed.
  9. Keep the study PI and program manager aware of any potential problems or non-compliances and assist in taking appropriate action in response to these issues.
  10. Order supplies and equipment as required.
  11. Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the position.
  12. Assist the ADRC in the organization of community events .
  13. Maintain close and proactive communication with the program manager, clinical team, and study PIs making team aware of any potential problems or non-compliances and assist in taking appropriate action in response to these issues.
  14. Facilitate and coordinate all study monitor site visits, as needed.
  15. Respond to study queries in timely and accurate manner.
  16. Perform other duties as assigned.

INSTITUTIONAL STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:

Bachelor's degree required; healthcare or biological sciences area preferred.

MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:

Two or more years of experience working in human subjects research, clinical trial management, or health-care setting preferred. Prior experience working in a clinical research setting or another clinical health care role that required patient interaction is ideal. Experience administering cognitive tests preferred but not required. Prior experience working with individuals from under represented groups preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Strong analytical and interpersonal skills are a necessity. Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically in written and verbal forms with research sponsors, faculty, researchers, and staff at all levels required. Excellent problem solving, organizational, and computer skills required. Knowledge of University administrative policies and procedures as well as federal human subjects protection regulations highly desirable.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion. A high degree of professionalism is required.

Occasional local travel for recruitment activities is required. Incumbent must provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed).

Hire will be subject to criminal and Caregiver background check requirements.

DEPARTMENT(S):

A534255-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MEDICINE/GER-AD DEV

WORK TYPE:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

APPOINTMENT TYPE, DURATION:

Ongoing/Renewable

SALARY:

Minimum $37,000 ANNUAL (12 months), Depending on Qualifications

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:

To get started, go to https://secure.dc4.pageuppeople.com/apply/767/gateway/?c=apply&lJobID=503272&lJobSourceTypeID=796&sLanguage=en-us. You will be asked to sign in or create a profile, and upload a resume and cover letter. This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor.

CONTACT:

Karen Lazar, klazar@medicine.wisc.edu, 608-256-1901

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.)

University of California, Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

  • T32 Postdoctoral Neuroscience of Cognitive Aging Training Program
  • Deadline to submit — March 6, 2020, by 5 p.m.
  • All applications and supporting documents must be submitted electronically in a single PDF file to Connie Koog at cdkoog@ucdavis.edu

The CTSC is pleased to announce a call for postdoctoral applicants for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored T32 Postdoctoral Neuroscience of Cognitive Aging Training Program (NoCA-T32). The NoCA-T32 program is part of a fully integrated approach by the UC Davis CTSC to advance research education and training for investigators working to improve human health. The T32 training program aims to develop a highly diverse and integrated plan of neuroscience research that seeks to understand the biological underpinning of the aging brain as it relates to the pattern of normal cognition across the spectrum of human brain aging. The NoCA-T32 training program is expected to develop expertise for successful research careers in cognitive aging.

Individuals who have completed a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. program are eligible to apply. Fellows will be selected based on a competitive application process in which academic qualifications, career goals, and the quality of the training proposal will be important considerations for awarding the fellowship.

The program utilizes a mentorship team approach to stimulate collaborative research and offer the best available training opportunities. Three groups of mentors are available:

  • Primary Mentors are senior faculty with extensive research experience and a strong focus on cognitive aging.
  • Secondary Mentors are highly experienced investigators whose research may be more principle to the fundamental aspects of brain function or anatomy, or who have technical expertise in a specific research area that could be applied to the content area but may not have extensive experience in cognitive aging.
  • Junior Mentors are investigators at the assistant or associate professor level with limited mentoring experience. Some are focused on cognitive aging, while others have technical or topical expertise in relevant fields.

Each applicant must choose a primary mentor who best fits the applicant’s background and research interest. The primary mentor will work with the trainee to refine and focus the research project and to choose additional secondary and junior mentors to create a coherent mentorship team of 2-4 individuals. For complete details on the program and available mentors: health.ucdavis.edu/alzheimers/Professional%20Education/cognitive_neurosciences_fellowship.html

The fellowship is designed as a three-year intensive research program. Successful applicants are required to make at least a two-year (July 1, 2020–June 30, 2022) commitment to all components of the training program, which includes the proposed research and training necessary for transition into independent research career advancement.

Awardees will receive a stipend, funds for research, and travel expenses. Please be advised that awardees must administer the research budget under the current NIH directive. For example, T32 funds may not be used to pay subjects or purchase medications. UC Davis must manage all funds, which excludes management by off-site entities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Postdoctoral scholars (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) with a solid grounding in the fundamental principles of brain organization, function and development and most importantly, who have exposure to the breadth of the neuroscience aging subject, and its multidisciplinary character are eligible for recruitment to UC Davis/li>
  • Candidates who can stimulate new collaborations to advance scientific discovery
  • U.S. citizen, noncitizen nationals, or have legal admission into the U.S. as a permanent citizen at the time of application
  • Strong academic credentials and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to commit to all requirements of the training program
  • Identification of an influential faculty mentor and mentor support attesting to the skills and likelihood of success of the candidate in research
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Successful award of F32 or participation in a predoctoral program is considered a strength for the candidate

Application Procedure

Candidates must submit a formal application with the following supporting documents in a single PDF file:

  • Applicant’s CV
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal admission to the U.S. as a permanent citizen at the time of application

For questions or to receive an application, please contact Connie Koog at cdkoog@ucdavis.edu. The CTSC committee chaired by the program director Dr. Charlie DeCarli reviews the applications.

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

  • Open date: August 26th, 2019
  • Next review date: Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
  • Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
  • Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
  • Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Davis is recruiting a clinician scientist with interest in basic mechanisms of cerebrovascular brain injury to join the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The position is available at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This is a full-time faculty position in the In-Residence series.

The candidate of choice will join the internationally recognized research environment of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center as well as associated neuroscience programs such as the Imaging of Dementia and Aging (IDeA) laboratory, the Center for Mind and Brain, the Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (MIND) institute and the Center for Neuroscience. The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is one of only 30 research centers currently designated by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging. The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center has a vast research portfolio and has been continuously funded for over 28 years.

UC Davis is one of the nation’s premier public research universities, with academic and research excellence across a broad array of disciplines, a vibrant health-science enterprise, an outstanding campus community, and a focus on sustainability. UC Davis is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and ranks 10th among public research universities nationwide, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

The In-Residence title at the University of California is an institutionally underwritten Academic Senate title assigned to academically qualified individuals who engage in research, teaching, patient care, and University and public service.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

This faculty position requires a primary interest in the basic mechanisms of cerebrovascular brain injury to study vascular cognitive impairment. Successful candidates will have a strong background in academic medicine, including demonstrated excellence in clinical service and research.

Responsibilities include:

  • Direct patient care in an outpatient setting within the Alzheimer’s Disease Center.
  • Maintain a vigorous and independent research program with translational aspects to diverse populations
  • Participate and lead research teams and conduct collaborative scientific research.
  • Teaching responsibilities consistent with the responsibilities of the In-Residence series.
  • Provide University and public service consistent with the responsibilities of the In-Residence series.

The position emphasizes leadership potential within the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center for the future. For exceptional candidates assuming leadership responsibilities, it is possible to assume the Victor and Genevieve Orsi Chair in Alzheimer’s Research. Competitive laboratory space, start-up funding, and initial salary support are available.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Candidates must possess an MD or MD/PhD and have experience in basic vascular research and cognitive neurology as it relates to vascular cognitive impairment.
  • Candidates must be board certified in Neurology by the ABPN on or before their start date and have the ability to obtain a California medical license.
  • Candidates are expected to have an independent research program with evidence of success in obtaining extramural funding.
  • A record of publication in peer-reviewed journals is required.
  • Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and demonstrated ability to build research teams and conduct collaborative science.
  • The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Fellowships or experience with vascular disease or cognitive neurology with a vascular emphasis are encouraged.

This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank. The resulting hire will be at the Assistant/Associate rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

To receive full consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2019. However, the position will be open until filled through June 30, 2020. Interested applicants should submit: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vita; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of contributions to diversity; and, 5) three reference letters. All material must be submitted using the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03043

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus

JOB LOCATION

Sacramento, CA

REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
  • Reference requirements: 3-5 letters of reference required