Faculty Position in Neuroimaging


University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging


Lexington, Kentucky

Principal Investigator

Linda Van Eldik


Highly motivated and talented individuals should submit their applications, as a single PDF file that includes a complete CV, a brief statement describing their area of expertise and career goals, current and future research plans, and the names and contact information of at least three references to:


The University of Kentucky invites applications for a full-time faculty position ats an assistant, associate, or full Professor with expertise in neuroimaging approaches to study neurodegenerative and/or vascular diseases in the aged brain. This key position will link extensive resources and expertise in aging and Alzheimer’s disease with strong programs in stroke, cardiovascular disease and translational neuroscience in place at the University of Kentucky. Research programs that encompass basic and/or clinical neuroscience research, and expertise in development and application of novel animal or human imaging sequences, may fit particularly well into our research team.

The position is in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, which includes the University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s Disease Center that provides outstanding resources that can support innovative research (e.g., longitudinally followed clinical cohorts, imaging, biomarkers, genetics, biosample specimens, and statistical support). The Sanders-Brown affiliated Commonwealth Center of Excellence in Stroke encompasses a comprehensive program of clinical stroke care and clinical research. Particularly relevant to neuroimaging is the university-supported Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center, which has a 3T human scanner and a 7T animal scanner, with support for imaging protocol development and data analysis. Other closely affiliated programs include the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. There is strong potential to link multimodal data including neuroimaging, genetics and other data elements, in addition to an exceptionally strong team in place that are eager and collegial potential collaborators.


Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree, demonstrating outstanding achievement. Candidates ideally will have an externally funded, independent research program. Candidates at the associate or full professor level should have a track record of extramural funding and scholarly output commensurate with the level of their appointment. Preferred skills/knowledge/ abilities include: at least five years of MRI or PET experience; experience designing, implementing, and evaluating novel MRI pulse sequences; neuroimaging experience with imaging of humans and small animals; experience with a wide range of advanced MRI applications, including perfusion weighted imaging, spectroscopy, diffusion weighted imaging, fMRI, or experience in PET data acquisition, reconstruction, and quality control; experience in programming in Matlab. The successful candidate will collaborate with clinical and basic science faculty on conducting novel research studies and developing effective imaging protocols. The candidate will also lead an independent research program involving MR or PET imaging.