Gene-Environment Interactions and Alzheimer’s Disease


Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, NIH


Bethesda, Maryland

Principal Investigator

Lenore Launer


Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Launer ( Interested applicants should e-mail a curriculum vitae and a brief description of research interests to: Ms. Burrows at


The Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences and the Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics in the IRP are seeking a postdoctoral candidate to participate in research on gene-environment interactions associated with the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease. Research is based on a newly initiated large case-control study conducted by the Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche in collaboration with NIA and is embedded in the ongoing SardiNIA Study of Aging started in 2001.

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in epidemiology, statistical genetics, biostatistics, computational biology, or another related field. A background in clinical neuroscience, neuropsychology, or vascular disease is desirable. Successful applicants are expected to demonstrate a high level of independence and organization, as well as experience using bioinformatic tools for genetic analyses. The candidate must be highly motivated, able to work collaboratively, and able to communicate effectively in English.