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Assistant Professor in Translational Neuroscience/Dementia Risk Factors

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Assistant Professor in Translational Neuroscience/Dementia Risk Factors
Requisition Number FE02147
Working Title
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education

PhD, MD or MD/PhD

Required Related Experience

Post-doctoral experience, a track record of extramural funding, and scholarly output commensurate with the level of their appointment.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The University of Kentucky invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank interested in studying factors or conditions that may enhance susceptibility of the aged brain to neurodegenerative diseases. This key position will link extensive resources and expertise in aging and Alzheimers disease and related dementias with strong programs in translational neuroscience in place at the University of Kentucky. Translational research programs that focus on defining and modulating risk factors that contribute to later life neurologic and cognitive impairments may fit particularly well into our research team.

The position is in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, an internationally respected center of excellence where independent basic and clinical scientists work in a collaborative environment. The Center on Aging also includes the University of Kentucky Alzheimers Disease Center that provides outstanding resources that can support innovative research (e.g. longitudinally followed clinical cohorts, imaging, biomarkers, genetics, biosample specimens, and statistical support). Closely affiliated programs include the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. There is strong potential to link multimodal data including neuroimaging, genetics and other data elements, in addition to an exceptionally strong team in place that are eager and collegial potential collaborators.

Highly motivated and talented individuals should submit their applications, including a complete CV, a brief statement describing their area of expertise and career goals, current and future research plans (upload under Cover Letter), and the names and contact information of at least three references when prompted in the application.

Questions may be directed to: SBCoAFacultySearch@uky.edu
For further information about the center, visit: www.centeronaging.uky.edu or contact:

Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Faculty Search c/o Paula Thomason
University of Kentucky 800 S Limestone
101 Sanders-Brown Building
Lexington, KY 40536-0230

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience

Candidates ideally will have an externally funded, independent research program.

Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


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Posted: 2019-10-21 Expires: 2019-12-21

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