Jobs

Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuropsychology of Alzheimer's Disease

Employer

Washington University

Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Principal Investigator

Jason Hassenstab

Contact

hassenstabj@wustl.edu

Description

The Cognitive Technology Research Laboratory (CTRLab) in the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking postdoctoral fellows to work on projects investigating the impact of normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) on cognition. We use measurement burst designs, based on principles from ecological momentary assessment, to measure cognition rapidly and frequently on smartphones in normal and clinical populations. We also develop web-based cognitive assessments designed to increase the sensitivity of cognitive measures to the very earliest stages of AD. Fellows will have opportunities to work on test design and development, and will run remote studies using internet-based cohorts during prototype and pilot stages of development. Fellows will also assist with quality control analyses and data management. Fellows are expected to publish two to four manuscripts per year and will have access to multiple data sets with cognitive and clinical assessments, and fluid and imaging biomarkers, including the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN), our longitudinally assessed cohort of family members with autosomal-dominant Alzheimer’s disease mutations, baseline samples from the DIAN-Trials Unit (DIAN-TU; our affiliated Phase III clinical trial cohorts), remote samples in the DIAN Expanded Registry (DIAN-EXR); and to several well characterized longitudinal middle-aged and older adult cohorts at the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

Please note: These are 100 percent research positions. No clinical supervision or opportunities are available.

Requirements

Ph.D. in psychology or neuroscience, or related field. Experience with R, Python, app development, or web development is a plus.