The Honorable Herbert C. and Jacqueline Krieger Klein have funded a new Endowed Chair in Neurodegeneration Research as part of the Rutgers University Brain Health Institute. We seek a well-funded, accomplished clinician-scientist, at senior Associate Professor or Professor level, working in the field of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive neurology. We are particularly interested in someone with experience in leading clinical trials to develop new therapeutics in this area. As a member of the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) Department of Neurology, the faculty appointee will be expected to establish a clinical practice focused on Alzheimer's disease and cognitive neurology. This faculty member would also lead as Director of the Krieger Klein Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Neurology Clinical Research Center within the Rutgers Brain Health Institute. The Center will grow existing strengths in Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive neurology and related neurodegenerative disorders at Rutgers and facilitate translational and clinical research in Alzheimer's disease and cognitive neurology. The ideal candidate will be a clinical research leader with a track record of a funded research program as it relates to Alzheimer's disease and cognitive Neurology, who would dovetail with existing strengths at Rutgers in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cognitive neurology, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, spinal cord injury and other related research. Applicants must have an MD or MD/PhD degree, with demonstrated ability to apply for an independent NIH-funded clinical and translational research program. In addition to the $3 million Endowed Chair, we offer a competitive salary and substantial resources to develop a world-class Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Neurology Clinical Research Center and to support the Director's own clinical research activities. The clinical research activities will be facilitated by the newly formed Rutgers Health, an innovative, statewide academic health care provider organization across New Jersey that brings together all Rutgers clinical activities under one umbrella. The Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) with its unit, Comprehensive Services on Aging (COPSA), include a multidisciplinary team of geriatric psychiatrists, social workers, trainers and peer support specialists who provide expert care and support for individuals and their families dealing with memory loss. The COPSA Institute for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders is a statewide program that includes the Memory Disorders Clinic, Care2Caregivers Helpline, Training and Consultation Department. With a newly awarded NIHCTSA, Rutgers offers unique opportunities to speed the translation of research discoveries into improved patient care. With two teaching hospitals and over 250 neuroscience faculty labs in Newark, New Brunswick and Piscataway, as well as proximity to the New York, Princeton and Philadelphia neuroscience communities, Rutgers offers tremendous collaborative opportunities and core facilities to support an active translational and clinical research program. Outstanding core facilities will support this position, including a new research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner and a human behavioral testing core in collaboration with Princeton University. In addition, Rutgers has the world's largest university-based biorepository, RUCDR, which will facilitate genetic studies. Rutgers values a culturally diverse faculty; we strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates. Applicants should submit a CV and statement of research accomplishments and plans and names of three to five references to Dr. Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, MD, the Chair of the search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Applicants must have an MD or MD/PhD degree.Associate Professor or Professor level, working in the field of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive neurology. We are particularly interested in someone with experience in leading clinical trials to develop new therapeutics in this area.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to apply for an independent NIH-funded clinical and translational research program.
Posting Number: 20FA0533
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 115345
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