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Postdoctoral Position
University of Kentucky

  • Apr. 10, 2018
  • Postdoctoral Position
  • Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
  • University of Kentucky
    United States
  • Jun. 1, 2018
  • Sep. 1, 2018
  • Post-Doc
  • Neurobiology/Neuroscience
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Training in Translational Research in Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (TRIAD) T32 Program.

A 2 year postdoctoral trainee position is available at the University of Kentucky, Lexington KY. The position is in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, an established research center in aging and dementia where independent basic and clinical scientists work in a collaborative environment. The Center on Aging also includes the NIH-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center that provides unique and outstanding resources to support innovative research (e.g. longitudinally followed and well-characterized clinical cohorts, neuroimaging, biomarkers, autopsy specimens).

The successful candidate will benefit from an experienced mentor, a stimulating and collaborative research environment, and an organized training plan. There are ample opportunities for scientific growth, career enhancement, and development into an independent investigator in academia. The program will provide training in: (1) Alzheimer disease and related dementias – bench to bedside; (2) bioethics; (3) career development; (4) grant writing; (5) learning how to mentor and; (6) individual developmental plans. Postdoctoral trainees are invited to participate in our annual postdoctoral poster session and Markesbery symposium. In addition, a short research externship is supported under this funding and is encouraged, as is travel to scientific conferences.

We seek a highly motivated, creative, and collaborative individual who would benefit from working with a mentor in our training program and participating in our training activities.

Requirements: PhD or MD/PhD in an area relevant to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and/or neuroscience. US citizenship or permanent residence is required to be a trainee in this NIH funded program. Available to start September 1, 2018.

Contact: Applicants should send an email that includes a cover letter with a brief statement of research experience and career goals, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Elizabeth Head at

  • The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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  • Elizabeth Head
    Sanders-Brown Center On Aging
    University of Kentucky
    800 S. Limestone
    LEXINGTON, KY 40536
  • 859-218-3172
  • 859-323-2866


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