We are seeking a NY State licensed psychologist with expertise in the neuropsychological assessment of older adults for a research position working on a number of NIH-funded grants as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Role focuses on the neuropsychological evaluation of community residing older adults and on the diagnosis of MCI and other precursors of dementia using the in-person administration of conventional neuropsychological tests, largely from the Uniform Data Set (UDS). Testing is done by well trained, master's level psychology research assistants.
Our research studies uses ambulatory approaches and ecologic momentary assessment to more reliably assess cognition as well as short-term and long-term predictors of cognitive status and decline. Risk factors of particular interest include stress and pain, personality, mood, social factors, cognitive engagement, sleep, cardiovascular risk factors and nutritional variables. Biological pathways are explored using MRI as well as genetics and biomarker studies. Other work involves the validation of ambulatory cognitive assessment and the development of cognitive interventions.
Providing neuropsychological expertise to the research team in support of the objectives of our studies.
Supervision of psychology assistants in the administrative of neuropsychological battery.
Participating in a diagnostic case conference with study neurologists to assign outcome diagnoses which include subtypes of MCI and dementia.
Communicating the results of cognitive assessments to study volunteers and their families.
Preparing clinical and neuropsychological summary reports for the brain bank
Participating in ongoing research publications including scientific presentations.
Opportunities to conduct individual and group research on related topics is encouraged with the support of.an inter-disciplinary team of neurologists, psychologists, epidemiologists, statisticians and experts in neuro-imaging, genetics and biomarkers.
Level of faculty position commensurate with experience.
Applicants, please send your CV and the contact of three (3) references to Mindy J. Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org
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