Date Posted: Mar 4, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
- University of Miami
- Location: Miami, FL
- Job Number: 7056279 (Ref #: R100030284)
- Posting Date: Mar 4, 2019
- Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. The Postdoctoral Associate is an integral team member in the program of clinical research and clinical service delivery at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging (CNSA). Training will center upon learning state of the art methods to assess, diagnose and treat neurodegenerative diseases. The Postdoctoral Associate will also learn to analyze data, prepare manuscripts for publication, prepare grant applications, and execute NIH-funded studies.
The focus of the research fellowship is to train a promising postdoctoral student to study more innovative ways of assessing and diagnosing persons in the earliest stages of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD). There is also a strong focus on cross-cultural neuropsychological assessment, cognitive training, and cognitive neuroscience. Clinical training hours for licensure will also be facilitated. The training opportunities are as follows: a) studying the earliest preclinical manifestations of ADRD; b) participate in the development and implementation of novel measures to assess prodromal and preclinical ADRD; c) learn to clinically evaluate different ethnic and cultural groups for early stage mild-cognitive impairment; d) learn how to interpret and to conduct research relating cognitive and functional test findings to biological measures of the brain (e.g., structural MRI, amyloid and tau PET, blood-based markers); e) learn to prepare manuscripts and grant applications for further extramural grant support, f) operationally execute a study protocol, g) provide and help develop cognitive training interventions for ADRD, h) train/supervise pre-doctoral practicum students.
Ph.D. in a relevant field of study, M.D., or other doctoral-level degree. APA accredited graduate-training program in Clinical Psychology. Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data. Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems. Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.
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