Postdoctoral Associate in Functional Brain Imaging of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in Older African Americans

Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants should submit a complete curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing the degree to which they fit all of the desiderata noted above, along with a summary of their relevant skills, background, future career goals, prior experience, and why they think they are a good fit to our research and lab (please review both our web sites before applying): www.gluck.edu,www.brainhealth.rutgers.edu

Please also include a PDF sample of a published (or in press) first-authored paper.

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Post-Doctoral Associate(s)
Department SASN - Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN)
Salary Open
Posting Summary
Post-Doctoral Associate Openings at Rutgers-Newark in Functional Brain Imaging of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in Older African Americans
The Aging & Brain Health Alliance at Rutgers University-Newark seeks two Post-Doctoral Associates with strong prior training and experience in fMRI methods and an interest in applying those techniques to the study of aging and Alzheimer’s disease prevention. Post-Doctoral Associates who work in our lab would participate in our NIH-funded study of Pathways to Healthy Aging in African Americans, which draws on interdisciplinary methods from cognitive neuroscience (fMRI, EEG, & cognitive assessments), genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease and memory, exercise physiology and kinesiology, public health, sleep research, and immunology. We have an extensive program of community engagement in the greater Newark area through which we recruit older African Americans into both longitudinal and interventional research. We work collaboratively with several other aging and brain research centers including those at UC, Irvine (brain imaging and sleep) and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, (neurochemistry of Alzheimer’s pathology); there will be opportunities for interdisciplinary cross-training with our collaborators at these other institutions.
For additional details, lecture videos, an overview of current lab members, and downloadable publications and research summaries, see our lab web site at http://www.gluck.edu/ and our community web site for the Rutgers Aging & Brain Health Alliance at https://brainhealth.rutgers.edu/.

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Posting Number 22FA0010
Posting Open Date 01/05/2022
Posting Close Date 09/01/2022

Qualifications

 

Minimum Education and Experience
In addition to strong skills and training in fMRI methods and theory, we see applicants who have:

* A Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurobiology, or related field.
* Rigorous training and experience in statistics, data analysis, and human experimental research methods.
* Prior experience writing and submitting English-language academic papers and research grants.
* An interest in working with minority populations, especially African Americans, on health disparities research.


Overview
The School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SASN) is a place where exploration, discovery, and imagination come together to form the core of a liberal arts education. We serve all undergraduates at Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N); and offer a broad selection of more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate courses a year in more than 40 subjects. SASN combines the best of a large research university with a small liberal arts college. RU-N is a remarkably diverse, urban, public research university that is not just in Newark but of Newark-an anchor of our home city.
 
Posting Details
 
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit a complete curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing the degree to which they fit all of the desiderata noted above, along with a summary of their relevant skills, background, future career goals, prior experience, and why they think they are a good fit to our research and lab (please review both our web sites before applying): www.gluck.edu,www.brainhealth.rutgers.edu

Please also include a PDF sample of a published (or in press) first-authored paper.
Quick Link to Posting https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/149625
Campus Rutgers University-Newark
Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Newark
 
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Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document
  4. List of Professional References (contact Info)
  5. Research Statement
Optional Documents