Jobs

Postdoctoral Position

Employer

Geriatric Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center

Location

New York, New York

Principal Investigator

Terry E. Goldberg

Contact

Please email a letter of interest and CV to:

Terry E. Goldberg, PhD

Professor, Medical Psychology in Psychiatry and Anesthesiology Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry Columbia University Medical Center, 1051 Riverside Drive, Room 2409, NY, NY 10032

Email: teg2117@cumc.columbia.edu or terry.goldberg@nyspi.columbia.edu

Tel: 646 774 5215

Description

This postdoctoral position is primarily focused on the area of the cognitive system in aging and early stage Alzheimer’s disease and includes developing early behavioral and neuroimaging markers of Alzheimer’s disease and identifying cognitive enhancement strategies in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, there are opportunities to conduct research integrating structural and functional MRI, PET, cognitive, genetic, and biofluid measures from ongoing or completed projects. Fellows will have ample opportunities to explore and gain experience with multidisciplinary and clinical research in aging and Alzheimer’s disease and to interact with core faculty members in the division.

Requirements

We are recruiting an MD or PhD for an NIMH-funded T32 Fellowship in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NY. The candidate should have strong and demonstrable interests in aging, neurodegenerative disease, genetics of Alzheimer’s disease (including APOE), and psychiatric disorders in older individuals. He or she should have a robust background in cognitive neuroscience/neuropsychology, biomarkers, neuroimaging, and statistics. A cover letter should address the degree to which the candidate fits the criteria noted above, along with a summary of his or her relevant skills, background, future career goals, grant writing, productivity, and prior experiences.

The candidate must be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent residency (Green Card). The position is up to three years in length. Pay is commensurate with experience and degree. The candidate will be expected to apply for a K Award during their time of fellowship.