Research Associate


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Baltimore, Maryland

Principal Investigator

Gwenn Smith


5300 Alpha Commons Drive, Baltimore, MD 21224 (


An full-time opening is available immediately for a research associate. The research program focuses on applying pharmacologic, neuropsychological, and multi-modality PET and MR imaging to investigate the neurobiology of late-life depression, mild cognitive impairment and Parkinson’s disease and the impact of interventions, including brain stimulation. 

The research program, based in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, has strong collaborations with the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, the F. M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and the departments of pathology (neuropathology), neurology, and neurosurgery.

Responsibilities include design and implementation of human neuroimaging research studies; management of all aspects of the research projects in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team; image analysis and integration of behavioral and neuroimaging data; and participation in scientific publications and presentations.


Appropriate candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in experimental psychology, neuropsychology, neuroscience, or a comparable discipline. Candidates should have experience in successfully conducting human clinical research studies, preferably neuroimaging studies in patients with psychiatric or neurological conditions. Experience in PET or MRI image analysis is preferred.