Postdoctoral Researcher in Neuropsychology/Clinical Neuroscience/Imaging
The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada is looking for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to join the team as soon as possible. The researcher will work with two clinical and translational researchers, Sarah Banks, Ph.D. and Brent Bluett, D.O. on NIH sponsored research assessing the neuropsychological and neuroimaging correlates of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. The study utilizes cutting edge neuroimaging and analytic techniques involving both MRI and PET to assess cross-sectional and longitudinal patterns of cognitive disruption and neuroimaging changes in these patients. Dr. Bluett’s project will focus on the imaging and neuropsychological components which contribute to freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease. As part of the funding mechanism, the researcher will also have collaboration with Dr. Jeff Cummings, potential for collaboration with other experts in fMRI and PET both at the Cleveland Clinic and other top tier institutions.
The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in neuroscience, psychology or similar and have an interest in and experience with neurodegenerative disease, cognition, and neuroimaging. Background in research with Alzheimer’s and/or Parkinson’ s disease is beneficial, but not mandatory. He or she will enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team, be productive and enjoy contributing to every stage of data collection, analysis and presentation. He or she will hit the ground running, working on already existing datasets to answer research questions related to those posed in the grant, and also develop their own projects. Once sufficient data has been accrued from the grant projects, prospective data analysis and manuscript preparation will account for much of the researcher’s time. As such, great communication and writing skills, in addition to statistical knowledge and ability, will be important.
The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides a unique environment to jump start an academic career. By offering the best in patient care alongside strong translational science we are developing an excellent research team, featuring accessible, affable clinician-scientists in neurology and neuropsychology--a truly multidisciplinary team, in a small and specialized environment. We have state of the art scanning technology, and feature a robust neuroimaging core led by Dietmar Cordes, PhD, a dedicated MR physicist and his team of research engineers, physicists, and mathematicians. This position will be excellent for anyone who has recently graduated and is looking to rapidly build their academic career in a position with no immediate need to obtain external funding.
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