We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a background in Neuroscience for a postdoctoral position within the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, at Columbia University. The laboratory focuses on using molecular imaging to improve knowledge of mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disease and to inform clinical trials designed to improve treatment of these disorders. We have a particular interest in using PET imaging to study cognitive aging, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease. The laboratory performs original investigator-initiated research and supports industry and NIH-funded studies using established and emerging PET radioligands, with targets including amyloid, tau, and neuroinflammation.
The goals for the postdoctoral fellow are to build and successfully execute an exciting, independent project within the lab's research program through active discussion and collaboration with the PI. Additionally, I will provide mentorship on writing papers, submitting grant applications, presenting results at conferences, and preparing for a future career in either an academic or nonacademic setting. To this end, Columbia University provides an extensive postdoctoral training program to provide guidance in professional development, including workshops focused on grant writing, career development, networking and job searching within and outside of academia.
The Taub Insitute operates as an independent department at Columbia University, promoting and administering projects related to Alzheimer's disease in departments and centers across campus. For more information please visit: http://columbianeuroresearch.org/taub/index.html.
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