Center Director, Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Carney Institute for Brain Science at Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 24, 2021

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The Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science at Brown University invites applications from rising and established leaders in Alzheimer’s disease research for the position of Center Director for the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, with a tenured faculty appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level. A founding gift to Brown University has catalyzed the establishment of the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research housed within the Carney Institute. We seek a successful scientist and inspiring leader to guide this growing initiative. The incumbent will receive a tenured academic appointment(s) in a Carney Institute-affiliated department; a clinical appointment in a clinical department is also encouraged where appropriate. A list of departments can be found here.

The successful applicant will be an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD with an outstanding record of leadership, research and mentorship that spans clinical and foundational research. Any research area will be considered that contributes to the mission of the Center, the Carney Institute, and the home department. Applicants are expected to pursue research that will impact clinically relevant knowledge and improved therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The successful Center Director will have a bold purpose-driven mission that builds on existing expertise and resources at Brown and will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the brain sciences.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2021; we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Brown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and members of underrepresented groups in brain science are strongly encouraged to apply. Please apply online at


The Robert J. & Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science is committed to supporting research and facilitating collaborations in brain science across the Brown University community. A top priority of the institute is to build on our collective successes in generating funding for brain science and strengthening departments. Our mission is to promote discovery and innovation in brain science by supporting a diverse community of experimentalists, theorists, engineers, and clinicians. We do this by recruiting and retaining world-class faculty, creating an outstanding collaborative training environment, seeding innovative projects, supporting collaborative teams, and raising the visibility and reputation of Carney researchers.
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