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University of California, San Francisco Memory and Aging Center (MAC) is offering several Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2021-2023.

We are looking for candidates invested in a scientist-practitioner model. We have flexibility to design the Fellowship around individual Fellow’s training needs and goals. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. Postdoctoral Fellows typically spend 60-80% of their time in research activities, 20-30% in clinical activities, and the rest of their time in training, supervision, supervising predoctoral trainees, and a variety of didactic opportunities.

The ideal candidate:

    a) has clinical and research experience and demonstrated research productivity;
    b) is interested in specializing in cognitive aging and neurodegenerative diseases;
    c) is committed to clinical excellence; and d) is eager to develop an independent scientist-practitioner academic career. The Fellowship is a full-time two-year commitment.

The MAC is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for individuals with cognitive problems, conducting research on causes and cures for degenerative brain diseases, and educating health professionals, patients and families. Multidisciplinary opportunities will range from functionally intact elderly to typical (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease) and atypical (e.g., frontotemporal dementia, primary progressive aphasias, prion disease) neurodegenerative syndromes.

The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to ongoing research studies, pursue self-directed projects aligned with the lab’s area of investigation, and provide clinical neuropsychology services through the MAC Clinic and research projects. Research opportunities will be related to specific openings in the Possin, Kramer, and Casaletto labs (brief descriptions and further links below). Fellows are encouraged to collaborate across labs and PIs. Please indicate which lab(s) you are applying to in your cover letter.

The Possin lab is focused on improving the detection, diagnosis and care for people with neurodegenerative disease. (Katherine.Possin@ucsf.edu)

The Kramer lab aims to understand the complex biological, genetic, and lifestyle factors that underlie differential aging trajectories. (Joel.Kramer@ucsf.edu)

The Casaletto lab aims to understand factors that underlie cognitive resilience to brain aging. Applicants with interest working with wearable data are encouraged. (Kaitlin.Casaletto@ucsf.edu)

Applications: Informal inquiries are welcome. Please submit cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation to Nina Djukic (Nina.Djukic@ucsf.edu)

More information: http://memory.ucsf.edu/ and/or email Drs. Possin, Kramer, or Casaletto.

To apply for this job email your details to Nina.Djukic@ucsf.edu