Faculty Position in Translational Neuroscience/Vascular Cognitive Impairment


University of Kentucky, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging


Lexington, Kentucky

Principal Investigator

Linda Van Eldik


Interested applicants may apply via the University of Kentucky Integrated Employment System here

Applicants should include a CV and cover letter. The cover letter should include statements describing the applicant’s current and future research plans, teaching, service, contributions to diversity and inclusivity, and the names of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.




The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky is seeking outstanding Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. scientists to fill a tenure-track, open-rank, full-time faculty position in the area of translational neuroscience/vascular cognitive impairment. We are especially interested in collaborative translational neuroscientists with expertise in vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) and who focus on development of novel biomarkers and therapeutic approaches for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Potential areas of interest include, but are not restricted to, fundamental mechanisms of cerebrovascular small-vessel disease in animal models of neurodegenerative disorders, development and use of fluid biomarkers to measure neurodegenerative disease progression, target engagement, analytic stratification, and/or biological responses to a therapeutic intervention. This key position will link extensive resources and expertise in aging and dementia with strong programs in stroke, cardiovascular disease and translational neuroscience in place at the University of Kentucky. The position is in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, an established center of excellence where independent basic/translational and clinical scientists work in a highly collaborative environment. The Center on Aging includes the NIA-funded University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center that provides outstanding resources to support innovative research (e.g. longitudinally followed clinical cohorts, imaging, biomarkers, genetics, biospecimens, and statistical support). The lab is also part of the NIH-funded Mark-VCID and Diverse-VCID consortia that are developing biomarkers of brain small-vessel diseases and studying the role that microvascular disease plays in the risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Successful candidates will have a track record of innovation and productivity, a desire to integrate into our community of collaborative biomedical researchers, and a dedication to our values of diversity and inclusivity.

Candidates will be expected to build and maintain a high quality, extramurally funded research program, contribute to the lab's educational mission, and provide service to the University and academic community at a level commensurate with his/her career stage.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.