Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Neuroimaging, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

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Job TitleAssistant, Associate, or Professor in Neuroimaging, Sanders-Brown Center on AgingRequisition NumberFE02084Working TitleDepartment Name7H030:SANDERS-BROWN CTR ON AGINGWork LocationLexington, KYType of PositionFacultyPosition Time Status Full-TimeTenure Track StatusTenure TrackRequired Education

PhD, MD or MD/PhD

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Candidates ideally will have an externally funded, independent research program. Candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level should have a track record of extramural funding and scholarly output commensurate with the level of their appointment.

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Job Summary

The University of Kentucky invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor rank with expertise in neuroimaging approaches to study neurodegenerative and/or vascular diseases in the aged brain. This key position will link extensive resources and expertise in aging and Alzheimer’s disease with strong programs in stroke, cardiovascular disease and translational neuroscience in place at the University of Kentucky. Research programs that encompass basic and/or clinical neuroscience research, and expertise in development and application of novel animal or human imaging sequences may fit particularly well into our research team.

The position is in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, an internationally respected center of excellence where independent basic and clinical scientists work in a collaborative environment. The Center on Aging also includes the University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s Disease Center that provides outstanding resources that can support innovative research (e.g. longitudinally followed clinical cohorts, imaging, biomarkers, genetics, biosample specimens, and statistical support). The Sanders-Brown affiliated Commonwealth Center of Excellence in Stroke encompasses a comprehensive program of clinical stroke care and clinical research. Particularly relevant to neuroimaging is the university-supported Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center, which has a 3T human scanner and a 7T animal scanner, with support for imaging protocol development and data analysis. Other closely affiliated programs include the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. There is strong potential to link multimodal data including neuroimaging, genetics and other data elements, in addition to an exceptionally strong team in place that are eager and collegial potential collaborators.

Highly motivated and talented individuals should submit, along with application, a complete CV, a brief statement describing their area of expertise and career goals, current and future research plans (upload under Cover Letter), and the names and contact information of at least three references when prompted in the application.

For further information about the center, visit: or contact:
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Faculty Search
c/o Paula Thomason
University of Kentucky, 800 S Limestone
101 Sanders-Brown Building
Lexington, KY 40536-0230

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

At least 5 years of MRI or PET experience. Experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating novel MRI pulse sequences. Neuroimaging experience with imaging of humans and small animals is preferred. Experience with a wide range of advanced MRI applications, including perfusion weighted imaging, spectroscopy, diffusion weighted imaging, fMRI, or experience in PET data acquisition, reconstruction, and quality control. Experience in programming in Matlab. Experience supervising graduate students and post-docs. Preference will be given to those candidates who have been awarded extramural funding. The successful candidate will collaborate with clinical and basic science faculty on conducting novel research studies and developing effective imaging protocols. The candidate will also lead an independent research program involving MR or PET imaging.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? YesPreferred Education/ExperienceDeadline to ApplyOpen Until FilledYesUniversity Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 9/13/2019
    Application Due: 11/12/2019
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