Postdoctoral Scholar - Neuroimaging of Aging and Dementia


Wake Forest School of Medicine


Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Principal Investigator

Samuel Lockhart


Interested candidates should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Samuel Lockhart ( AA/EOE.


A postdoctoral research scholar position is available and affiliated with the NIA P30 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention at Wake Forest School of Medicine, for candidates seeking training in research on Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The fellow will work on NIA-funded projects to evaluate metabolic and vascular contributions to early transitions from normal aging to cognitive decline, using neuroimaging biomarkers, cognitive performance, and other biomarker data.

The Wake Forest ADRC has over 90 full-time faculty members whose research spans basic, clinical, and population domains. A primary focus of the center is the role of metabolic and vascular dysregulation in AD using translational rodent and nonhuman primate models, and clinical research.

Postdoctoral fellows in the center are provided with supervised didactic and experiential research training under the direction of one-on-one and team mentoring from accomplished, cohesive, and multidisciplinary faculty.

Postdoctoral fellows gain knowledge, skills and competencies in assessing specific clinical health outcomes, the design and conduct of observational and/or interventional studies, technological research methodology, and are taught and encouraged to submit research proposals for grant funding.


Applicants must have prior exposure to research with previous experience analyzing MRI and PET brain images, must have received a Ph.D., M.D., or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution, and must be interested in pursuing an academic research career.

Salary is commensurate with experience according to NIH stipend levels.