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Clinical Neuropsychologist – Assistant Professor of Neurology

The Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center (VMAC) are jointly recruiting outstanding early career neuropsychologists for multiple faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level with a combination of clinical and research activities. Neuropsychologists with interests in social determinants of health, sex and racial disparities, risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, neuroimaging and fluid biomarkers, and resilience to Alzheimer’s disease are all strongly encouraged to apply.

The Behavioral and Cognitive Division of the Department of Neurology is a collegial environment, focused on establishing a patient-centric interdisciplinary clinical care model, expanding research collaborations, and developing educational initiatives. The Division is comprised of more than 20 neurologists, neuropsychologists, neuroscientists, geneticists, nurse practitioners, and social workers.

VMAC is an institutional interdisciplinary Center focused on identifying molecular factors that increase risk or promote resilience to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The Center thrives on a rich collaboration of more than 70 faculty integrating diverse disciplines across 20 departments at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University, and Meharry Medical College. The Center is home to the new NIA-funded Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project Phenotype Harmonization Consortium (U24), Interdisciplinary T32 Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease, and the long-standing Vanderbilt Memory and Aging Project (VMAP) cohort study.

Positions include a combination of outpatient neuropsychology activities emphasizing neurodegenerative conditions and co-investigator activities with VMAC. Candidates will serve as essential research collaborators with the Vanderbilt ADRC, VMAP, and/or the Harmonization Consortium. Each position would be eligible to apply for grants (e.g., NIH career development awards), and the NIH Loan Repayment Program, which (on an annual basis) repays up to $50,000 of qualified educational debt in exchange for engaging in NIH mission-relevant research.

Position Requirements
Applicants must be licensed or license-eligible in Tennessee.

Application Details
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vita and a letter of interest to:

    Angela L. Jefferson, PhD
    Herbert O. and Vineta Christopher Director in Alzheimer’s Disease
    Director, Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center
    Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology

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committed to diversity, equality, and inclusiveness.

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