Postdoctoral Scholar Position Available – Down syndrome Aging Study
University of Kentucky, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
Elizabeth Head, Ph.D., Frederick Schmitt, Ph.D.
A postdoctoral scholar position is available immediately at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. The position is 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.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.D./PhD or equivalent degree and less than four years of postdoctoral experience. Previous experience with analyzing neuroimaging data (e.g. DTI, T2*, FLAIR, MRS, ASL) is required. An interest in molecular biology is preferred, with training provided by the PIs. Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills, and an outstanding publication record.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.