Research Associate: Molecular Brain Imaging in Neurodegenerative Disease
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
September 3, 2018
Fellowship - Experienced
Academic / Research
An immediate full-time opening is available for a Research Associate. The focus of the research is to apply pharmacologic, neuropsychological and multi-modality PET and MR imaging to investigate the neurobiology of late life depression, mild cognitive impairment and Parkinson’s disease and the impact of interventions, including pharmacotherapy and deep brain stimulation.
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) and Neurology.
The research associate will be responsible for conducting human neuroimaging research studies, image processing, and statistical analysis of the clinical and neuroimaging data and oversight of staff associated with the projects. There will be opportunities for publication and for presentations at scientific meetings, as well as grant writing.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae and a statement of academic interests: Gwenn Smith, PhD. 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 a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline (for example, experimental psychology, neuropsychology, neuroscience), as well as creativity, flexibility, and ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative interdisciplinary team. Experience in clinical research, as well as MRI and/or PET imaging is preferred.
The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.