An immediate full-time opening is available for an outstanding, highly motivated post-doctoral research fellow in the laboratory of Gwenn S. Smith, PhD. The laboratory focuses on applying pharmacologic, neuropsychological and multi-modality PET and MR imaging methods to investigate the neurobiology of late life depression, mild cognitive impairment and Parkinson’s disease and of interventions, including pharmacotherapy and deep brain stimulation. Active projects include multi-radiotracer PET and integration MRI to understand the impact of Alzheimer's disease pathology on neural circuitry and neurotransmitters.
The laboratory, based in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, has strong collaborations with the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, the F. M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Departments of Pathology (Neuropathology), Neurology and Neurosurgery. The laboratory is committed to mentorship and career development.
The post-doctoral fellow will have designated responsibility for specific projects, including planning, design, execution, image processing, and analysis and will take the lead on preparing manuscripts for publication and on presentation of the results at scientific meetings.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae, a statement of academic interests and the names and addresses of four professional references to: Gwenn S. Smith, PhD, Richman Family Professor, Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 5300 Alpha Commons Drive, Baltimore, MD 21224 (email@example.com).
Successful applicants will have strong academic preparation (PhD, MD or MD/PhD in a relevant discipline, including neuroscience, neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry), high motivation and enthusiasm for research, excellent written and oral communication skills including evidence of successful manuscript writing and publication productivity, strong intellectual curiosity, creativity, flexibility, and ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative interdisciplinary team. Experience in clinical research, as well as in MRI and/or PET imaging is preferred. Applicants who plan to develop an independent research career are especially encouraged to apply.