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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 are jointly recruiting an outstanding early career neuropsychologist for an Assistant Professor faculty position with a combination of clinical and research activities.

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.

The Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center 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 60 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) and long-standing Vanderbilt Memory and Aging Project (VMAP) cohort study.

The position will include a combination of outpatient clinical neuropsychology activities with an emphasis in neurodegenerative conditions and co-investigator activities with the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center. The candidate will serve as an essential research collaborator focused on building outreach activities in the community and overseeing clinical research protocols associated with the Vanderbilt ADRC and VMAP. The ideal candidate understands health equity and social determinants of health, is familiar with cultural challenges to recruitment and retention in the community, and has experience in public health and health communication. This position would be eligible to apply for 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 the State of Tennessee and hold board certification in clinical neuropsychology or be board-eligible.

Application Details
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vita and a letter of interest to:
Angela L. Jefferson, PhD
Director, Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center
Director, Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology
1207 17th Avenue South, Suite 204
Nashville, TN 37212, 615-343-8676

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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