Job Summary: The College of Human Medicine of Michigan State University seeks a senior scientist at the professor level (tenured) to help lead a growing Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia research group. The AD research group currently focuses on tau protein biology, mechanisms of neurodegeneration, and the study of conversion from normal cognition to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and AD. The AD and dementia research group is housed within the Department of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine (TSMM) which also hosts the Parkinson's disease (PD) research group and the NIH funded Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence in PD Research at MSU. Beyond shepherding their own research program and contributing to the development of the AD research group in TSMM, this senior scientist will advise and guide emerging research efforts within the Division of Clinical Neurosciences to build a nationally recognized basic, translational and clinical research program. The ideal candidate should be a nationally recognized thought leader with a successful and active funding history, a track record of building team-based research operations, and the ability to collaborate, build consensus and provide vision for the AD and dementia research program. The candidate will be expected to contribute to search efforts for junior faculty within the AD research group of TSMM and clinician scientists for the Division of Clinical Neurosciences. MSU offers an extremely competitive salary, benefits and startup package. This a unique opportunity to influence and help lead a rapidly developing world-class translational research program in neurodegenerative diseases. The position is funded by the Alliance, a partnership between MSU and Spectrum Health Systems, and will be based in Grand Rapids.
Minimum Requirements: This position requires an academic rank of Professor (holding a PhD or equivalent) with a significant record of scholarship and extramural funding in Alzheimer's disease research. Dedication to mentoring students and fellows should be evident. The scope of the candidate's research program should demonstrate a strong commitment to translational efforts bridging basic science discoveries with clinical application. An established track record of developing and leading multidisciplinary team-based collaborations is essential.
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