Alzheimer’s Disease Faculty Recruitment - Multiple Disciplines
Posted 08 Oct 2019
University of Pittsburgh
To be considered, please send a brief cover letter, CV, one-page statement of AD research interests, PDFs of two or three recent publications, and contact information for three references to ADrecruit@pitt.edu.
Over the next three years, the University of Pittsburgh plans to hire 10-12 highly creative faculty investigators to join a multidisciplinary team focused on determining the molecular root cause(s) of Alzheimer’s disease and pursuing strategies to prevent and/or treat it.
The university is creating a new state-of-the-art basic research center dedicated to bringing together, physically and intellectually, a critical mass of basic and translational AD investigators. It has established an on-site marmoset colony that will support translational studies in genetically engineered AD models using customized 9.4T MRI, PET-CT, and two-photon microscopy, all capable of imaging awake, behaving animals. We also support components of several NIA translational initiatives, including the mouse MODEL-AD program and AD Centers for Discovery of New Medicines.
Team members will have access to patient data, biospecimens, expertise, and resources from the school's Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), brain bank, and the PET Research Center, where Pittsburgh Compound B was discovered and developed.
Successful candidates will mentor outstanding students from multiple programs at the university, including joint graduate programs with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Computational Biology and Neural Cognition/Computation; CMU faculty are also partnering in the initiative to stop AD.
The school is seeking investigators who approach AD from diverse perspectives, including neurobiology, genetics, molecular and cell biology, structural biology, mitochondrial biology, neuroinflammation, immunology/virology, microbiome/metagenomics, computational biology, and other fields. Candidates should be at tenure-stream assistant and associate professor levels with an M.D. and/or Ph.D. or equivalent degree who have demonstrated exceptional qualifications in research, novel hypotheses and approaches to AD research, and excellent collaboration and communication skills.