Postdoctoral fellowship in familial forms of neurodegeneration and dementia
Schepens Eye Research Institute/Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
January 17, 2018
47484.00 - 50000.00
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
A postdoctoral fellow position is opening in the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear in collaboration with the Familial Dementia Neuroimaging Lab of the Massachusetts General Hospital to study vascular contributions to cognitive decline, cerebral small vessel disease (SVD), and CADASIL (and SVD caused by mutations in Notch 3) mentored by Joseph F. Arboleda-Velasquez, MD, PhD and Yakeel T. Quiroz. PhD with opportunities to collaborate with Drs. Reisa Sperling, Keith Johnson, and others in the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center community.
The fellow will have access to uniquely rich databases from extraordinarily large human populations with cerebral small vessel disease and CADASIL for studies of longitudinal changes of neuroimaging, clinical markers, and biological fluid biomarkers.
Applicants should have a M.D., or Ph.D. in neuroscience/neurology, biomedical engineering, or a related discipline, and should have a demonstrated record of excellent scientific writing skills as well as outstanding interpersonal skills. Individuals with cross-disciplinary expertise in clinical marker and body fluid biomarker analyses, or neuroimaging (e.g. MRI, fMRI, PET) would be giving strong consideration.
The position is open immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A CV, letter of interest outlining experience and research goals, and contact information of three references should be sent to Joseph F. Arboleda-Velasquez M.D., Ph.D., Schepens Eye Research Institute
Additional Salary Information: NIH postdoctoral standard according to experience
Internal Number: 1
About Schepens Eye Research Institute/Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
I am extremely committed to teaching and mentoring the next generation of scientists. Serving as a mentor to research associates and assistants, graduate and medical students, and postdoctoral fellows is extremely rewarding to me, and has helped me substantially in the establishment of my independent laboratory and career at Harvard. As proof of my commitment, I have already directly trained more than twenty individuals with diverse backgrounds and career goals. In addition, I have taken on leadership roles at Harvard Medical School as the Faculty Director of the Paths program to assist graduate students in the process of enriching their curriculum in ways that prepare them for their professional careers in academia or outside. In addition, for over two years, I have served as the Class Mentor for the Society of Neuroscience Scholars and Associates Program to mentor a diverse community of trainees including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows using online tools and live chats. More recently and thanks to a nomination effort by my former trainees I was awarded the “Young Mentor” award from Harvard Medical School.
With my background in both clinical medicine and basic scie...nce research, I have gained substantial expertise in molecular, genetic, and biochemical studies relevant to human disease with an emphasis in vascular biology. My work both in the clinic and at the bench has given me substantial experience in translational and collaborative research that uses insights from both human and animal studies to better understand the pathobiology of human conditions.