The Division of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join a robust environment of researchers focused on cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Several ongoing longitudinal studies provide extensive data for analysis and opportunities for collaboration. These studies include the Precision Aging Network’s Healthy Minds for Life Study (https://precisionagingnetwork.org/), the Biomarkers of Cognitively Normal Individuals at Risk for AD (BIOCARD) Study (www.biocard-se.org), and the Memory and Aging Study of the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (https://alzresearch.org).
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to analyze longitudinal clinical, cognitive, and biomarker (e.g., MRI, PET, CSF, blood) data, and prepare and submit manuscripts. Working with Drs. Anja Soldan and Corinne Pettigrew, candidates will also have the opportunities to participate in these ongoing research studies, engage in mentorship of students, and take part in community outreach. Candidates may also qualify to receive additional research training in age-related cognitive disorders and neurodegenerative diseases through an NIA-funded T32 at Johns Hopkins (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology-neurosurgery/education/aging-dementia-fellowship). Funding for the position is available immediately.
Successful applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in cognitive neuroscience or related fields (e.g., cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, epidemiology). Applicants should have a background in research methods, statistics and data analysis (e.g., SAS, Stata, R), demonstrated research interests in cognitive changes with age and/or ADRD, a record of publications, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. A background in image analysis and methods is a plus.
To apply, submit a single pdf with the following: 1) cover letter describing your qualifications and research interests, 2) Curriculum Vitae, and 3) names and contact information for three references who can provide letters upon request. For more information and to submit applications electronically, contact Dr. Corinne Pettigrew at with “Aging/ADRD Postdoc” included in the subject line.