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Postdoctoral Fellows Positions - Neuroepidemiology Group, LEPS

Employer

Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health

Location

Baltimore, MD

Description

Several postdoctoral positions are available in the Neuroepidemiology group, in the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Aging, which is part of the NIH. The IRP program uses a wide range of approaches and methods to characterize and investigate mechanisms of aging, clinical questions of relevance to aging populations, and public health approaches to reduce the burden of disease in older persons. For more information, please visit the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Science webpage. 

The research in the NES is aimed at investigating the interaction among brain pathologies and risk factors; identifying new risk factors for brain aging; developing new hypotheses about AD based on population research; and translating these factors to relevant public health prevention strategies to prevent dementia.   Studies include a wide range of phenotypes assessed with novel measures; state-of-the-art analytical approaches are applied to answer questions of interest. The successful candidates may work on the rich cohort resources supported by the NIA/NIH as well as other relevant studies.  Research is often conducted in collaborative efforts within an international forum of researchers.

Requirements

Candidates must have less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience, a Ph.D. (or M.D.) or equivalent degree in epidemiology, neuropsychology, biostatistics, or related quantitative health research area, with experience in multi-variate modeling techniques. Background in clinical neuroscience, vascular disease, or neuroimaging is desirable.  Successful applicants are expected to demonstrate a high level of independence, a willingness to learn new approaches and techniques, and an ability to think creatively about their research.

Salary is commensurate with research experience, according to the NIH intramural pay scale. Interested applicants should e-mail curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and 3 letters of reference to:  Lenore J Launer, PhD, Chief, Neuroepidemiology Section, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, email: launerl@nia.nih.gov

For more information about the Lab please visit Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Science webpage.