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Conduct independent research activities under the guidance of a faculty/mentor inpreparation for a full time academic or research career.
The Neurologic Outcomes Research Group (NORG) at Duke University seeks a talented postdoctoral associate to study the translational systems neuroscience of perioperative neurocognitive disorders (PND) and their relationship to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). The position is supported by grants from the National Institute of Aging (NIA), the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF). These grants support a variety of studies by our group on fMRI activity/connectivity changes in PND and ADRD, anesthetic-induced EEG oscillation changes that predict PND and ADRD, and the human neuro-immune response underlying PND and AD. Our group also has one of the world’s largest repositories of pre- and post-operative CSF samples from older surgical patients who also underwent pre- and post-operative cognitive testing and delirium screening, functional neuroimaging and multiple other assessments. Thus, there are significant and unparalleled opportunities for secondary analyses of data already collected by our team on relationships between cognition, pre and post-operative brain connectivity/activity, ADRD CSF biomarkers, pre and intra-operative EEG recordings and other quality of life and mental health assessments. Additional opportunities exist in advancing perioperative imaging of glial activation, synaptic density, and glymphatics, conducted through the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center (BIAC). The BIAC combines world-class technical facilities, including MRI and electrophysiological research labs, with outstanding faculty drawn from many departments. The Center consists of two research-dedicated human imaging suites, an animal scanner laboratory, a scanner-simulator (mock scanner) facility, a behavioral testing laboratory, a computation and data storage facility, an electronics and RF coil shop, two common image analysis laboratories, and offices for faculty and research staff. Perioperative resources include two 32 channel EEG recording setups, a large -80 freezer repository of perioperative CSF and blood samples, and dedicated office and lab space. The postdoctoral position is initially for a one-year term but is renewable for additional years, contingent upon strong performance. Programming skills, expertise in MRI and/or EEG analysis, and a PhD in ADRD research, cognitive neuroscience or related fields are prerequisites. Experience with neuropsychological testing is desirable. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
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Min Degree Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g. Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M.). Should be used for post-doctoral fellows if the candidate has completed all of the require ments for a degree, but the degree has not been formally conferred; the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree requirements, together with a statement documenting the date on which the degree is t o be conferred.
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