The University of Kentucky is currently seeking a postdoctoral scholar position in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, an established research center in aging and dementia where independent basic and clinical scientists work in a collaborative environment.
The successful candidate will benefit from experienced mentors, a stimulating and collaborative research environment and organized training plan. We encourage academic growth, career enhancement and development into an independent researcher. The current project is funded by NIH and postdocs are encouraged to prepare research proposals and writing fellowship applications to acquire external funding as opportunities arise.
We seek a highly motivated, enthusiastic and collaborative individual to work on various aspects of our Down syndrome aging study, which is one of the few such studies ongoing in the United States. The study is multidisciplinary and encompasses clinical, neuroimaging and basic science research. We are inviting applicants with an interest in neuroimaging studies of aging and dementia in DS.
Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. Application deadline is December 20, 2017.
Excellent writing and communication skills, and an outstanding publication record
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Ph.D. or M.D./PhD or equivalent degree
Required Related Experience:
Less than 4 years post doctoral experience Previous experience with analyzing neuroimaging data (e.g. DTI, T2*, FLAIR, MRS, ASL) is required
Required License/Registration/Certification :
An interest in molecular biology is preferred, with training provided by the PIs.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.