Jobs

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis

Employer

National Institute on Aging

Location

Bethesda, Maryland

Principal Investigator

Madhav Thambisetty

Contact

Please contact the lab chief, Madhav Thambisetty, at thambisettym@mail.nih.gov. In your letter, please include a full CV with a statement of research interests and career goals, and contact details of three references who can comment on your analytical expertise and writing skills.

Description

The unit of clinical and translational neuroscience in the intramural program of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral research fellowship. Its current work has a major emphasis on understanding the metabolic basis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenesis using quantitative metabolomics of brain and blood tissue samples. The unit employs several computational methodologies (i.e., biostatistical, epidemiologic, computer science) on large longitudinal clinical, neuroimaging, cognitive, and metabolomics/proteomics data sets.

The lab is also exploring in-silico approaches to drug repurposing in AD combining analyses of Electronic Health Record (EHR) data with large publicly available gene expression data sets.

The lab is seeking to recruit a talented postdoctoral fellow with expertise in analyses of longitudinal data/machine-learning methods who can contribute to a growing portfolio of high-impact publications. Candidates with strong writing skills will be preferred.

Benefits include the opportunity to publish extensively in high-impact journals in the medical science fields and collaboration and support in analytic and neuroscience fields within the lab and across the NIA. Salary is commensurate with other fellowship opportunities, and the position is renewable up to five years.

For more details, see http://www.irp.nia.nih.gov/branches/lpc/ctnu.htm.

Requirements

Ph.D. in biostatistics, epidemiology, data science, neuroscience, or related fields.