Medical Instructor


Duke University Health System


Durham, North Carolina

Principal Investigator

Brenda Plassman


Qualified candidates should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact details of three references to:


The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University invites applications for a faculty track position at the rank of medical instructor. The ideal candidates will have expertise in research in the epidemiology of dementia. The position will require strong quantitative analytical skills with experience in analytical methods of large, longitudinal datasets. The successful candidate may work on the rich cohort resources available within the research group. The incumbent will work on currently funded projects investigating risk factors associated with dementia. However, the incumbent will be expected to develop an independent research program and to obtain external funding.

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Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D. (or M.D./Ph.D.) or equivalent doctoral degree in epidemiology, gerontology, or related fields with experience in epidemiological studies. The position requires research experience in aging and age-related disease. It is preferred that the candidate’s research experience focus on Alzheimer’s disease or a closely related field. The position requires the ability to attract external funding, and a commitment to equity and diversity.  An interest in teaching and mentoring is desirable.  Priority will be given to applications received by February 20, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.