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Postdoctoral Fellow in fMRI of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in Older African Americans

Employer

Aging & Brain Health Alliance at Rutgers University-Newark

Location

Newark, New Jersey

Principal Investigator

Mark Gluck

Contact

Applicants should apply *in parallel* through both of two mechanisms:

(1) Email gluck@rutgers.edu with a complete CV, a cover letter addressing the degree to which they fit all of the desiderata noted below, clarification on their current location and citizenship/visa status, along with a summary of their relevant skills, background, future career goals, prior experience, and why they think they are a good fit to our research and lab (please review both web sites before applying). Please also include a PDF sample of a published (or in press) first-authored paper.  

(2) Apply formally online through Rutgers Human Resources web page to upload all your documents there, as well: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/151891.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Rutgers will start reviewing candidates starting February 15th for a projected start date of August, 2022.

Description

The Aging & Brain Health Alliance at Rutgers University-Newark seeks a postdoctoral fellow with strong prior training and experience in fMRI methods and an interest in applying those techniques to the study of aging and Alzheimer’s disease prevention. Fellows who work in Mark Gluck's lab would participate in his NIH-funded study of pathways to healthy aging in African Americans, which draws on interdisciplinary methods from cognitive neuroscience (fMRI, EEG, & cognitive assessments), genetics of Alzheimer’s disease and memory, exercise physiology and kinesiology, public health, sleep research, and immunology. Rutgers has an extensive program of community engagement in the greater Newark area through which to recruit older African Americans into both longitudinal and interventional research. Its researchers work collaboratively with several other aging and brain research centers including those at UC, Irvine (brain imaging and sleep), and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (neurochemistry of Alzheimer’s pathology). There will be opportunities for interdisciplinary and international cross-training with Rutgers' collaborators at these other institutions. 

For additional details, lecture videos, an overview of current lab members, and downloadable publications and research summaries, see the lab website at http://www.gluck.edu/ and the community web site for the Rutgers Aging & Brain Health Alliance at https://brainhealth.rutgers.edu/.  

FOREIGN CANDIDATES:  Although Rutgers will consider applications from abroad, it will give first priority and first review to applicants who are either U.S. citizens, permanent residents (“Green Card” holders), or who have a U.S. Employment Authorization based on their current visa status. 

Salary would be commensurate with experience and on par with NIH postdoctoral salary guidelines. Applications should be submitted on or before February 15, 2022, with a start date in August, 2022.

Requirements

In addition to strong skills and training in fMRI methods and theory, Rutgers seeks applicants who have:

  • A Ph.D. in neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, neurobiology, or a related field. 
  • Rigorous training and experience in statistics, data analysis, and human experimental research methods. 
  • Prior experience writing and submitting English-language academic papers and research grants.  
  • An interest  in working with minority populations, especially African Americans, on health disparities research.