Krieger Klein Endowed Chair in Neurodegeneration Research


Rutgers Brain Health Institute


New Brunswick, New Jersey

Principal Investigator

Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut


Applicants should submit a CV and statement of research accomplishments and plans and names of three to five references to Dr. Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, MD, the Chair of the search committee, at


The Honorable Herbert C. and Jacqueline Krieger Klein have funded a new endowed chair in neurodegeneration research as part of the Rutgers University Brain Health Institute. The institute is seeking a well-funded, accomplished clinician-scientist, at senior associate professor or professor level, working in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive neurology.

The institute is particularly interested in someone with experience in leading clinical trials to develop new therapeutics in this area. As a member of the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) Department of Neurology, the faculty appointee will be expected to establish a clinical practice focused on Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive neurology. This faculty member would also lead as Director of the Krieger Klein Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Neurology Clinical Research Center within the Rutgers Brain Health Institute.

The Center will grow existing strengths in Alzheimer's disease, cognitive neurology and related neurodegenerative disorders at Rutgers and facilitate translational and clinical research in Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive neurology. The ideal candidate will be a clinical research leader with a track record of a funded research program as it relates to Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive neurology, who would dovetail with existing strengths at Rutgers in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cognitive neurology, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, spinal cord injury and other related research. Applicants must have demonstrated ability to apply for an independent NIH-funded clinical and translational research program.

In addition to the $3 million endowed chair, Rutgers offers a competitive salary and substantial resources to develop a world-class Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Neurology Clinical Research Center and to support the director’s own clinical research activities. The clinical research activities will be facilitated by the newly formed Rutgers Health, an innovative, statewide academic health care provider organization across New Jersey that brings together all Rutgers clinical activities under one umbrella.  

Rutgers values a culturally diverse faculty; we strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates. 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law.  As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.


Applicants must have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree, with demonstrated ability to apply for an independent NIH-funded clinical and translational research program.