Postdoctoral Opening at Rutgers University-Newark in the Cognitive Neuroscience (fMRI, EEG, PSG, NIBS, Neuroimmunology, Genetics) of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease


Rutgers University-Newark


Newark, New Jersey

Principal Investigator

Mark Gluck


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

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

(2). Apply formally online through Rutgers Human Resources web page to upload all documents there, as well:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The position can begin in either Aug/Sept of 2023 or January, 2024. 


The Aging & Brain Health Alliance at Rutgers University-Newark seeks a postdoctoral fellow with strong prior training and experience in fMRI, EEG, polysomnography/sleep analyses, non-invasive brain stimulation (including TMS, tACS, Sensory), neuroimmunology and/or genetics (including WGS and candidate gene analyses) with an interest in applying those techniques to the study of aging and Alzheimer’s disease prevention. Rutgers also welcomes applicants with strong prior training in geographic information systems (GIS) who are interested in applying those skills to quantitative analyses of socio-environmental influences on brain health and aging.

Fellows who work in the lab would participate in the NIH-funded study of Pathways to Healthy Aging in African Americans. The lab has an extensive program of community engagement in the greater Newark area through which its members recruit older African Americans into both longitudinal cohort studies and non-pharmacological interventional clinical trials. Lab members 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 lab collaborators at these other institutions. 

Salary will be commensurate with experience and comparable to other postdoctoral positions at Rutgers University in neuroscience and related fields.

For additional details, lecture videos, an overview of current lab members, and downloadable publications and research summaries, see


Applicants should exhibit all four of these criteria:

1. Strong skills, training, and prior hands-on experience in fMRI, EEG, polysomnography/sleep analyses, non-invasive brain stimulation (including TMS, tACS, sensory), neuroimmunology and/or genetics (including WGS and candidate gene analyses), or strong prior training and experience in geographic information systems (GIS) as applied to public health.

2. A Ph.D. in neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, neurobiology, or related field. 

3. Rigorous training and experience in bio-statistics and data analysis.

4. Prior experience writing and submitting first-authored English-language academic papers and research grants.  

FOREIGN CANDIDATES:  Are welcome as long as they meet all four criteria listed above.