Position Post-Doctoral Clinical Research Fellow
Location Boston, MA
Job Description Post-Doctoral Clinical Research Fellowship
Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center
Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Boston University School of Medicine

Exciting opportunity to receive multidisciplinary training and to conduct high impact clinical research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and related disorders.

The fellow will play an active role in analyzing data and publishing findings from the NINDS-funded, multi-center DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project, with 120 former NFL players, 60 former college football, and 60 controls, all age 45-74. Baseline data have already been collected, including: tau and amyloid PET scans, MRI/fMRI/MRS; CSF and blood analytes; genetics/genomics; neuropsychological, neuropsychiatric, and neurologic assessments; and more.

Additional opportunities include: becoming involved in the initial stages of the new NINDS/NIA-funded Head Impact and Trauma Surveillance Study (HITSS; an online, longitudinal investigation of 4800 former amateur and professional soccer and American football players); examining the impact of racial identity and associated social determinants of health on risk for and clinical presentation of CTE and related disorders; developing new neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric measures to assess core clinical features of Traumatic Encephalopathy Syndrome (TES); and participating in the planned revision of the NINDS Consensus Diagnostic Criteria for Traumatic Encephalopathy Syndrome.

Supervised clinical neuropsychological experience may be available as part of a new multidisciplinary memory disorders clinic at Boston Medical Center. In addition to a competitive salary, additional funds are provided to support research expenses. Applicants must have PhD (or equivalent) in neuropsychology or similar clinical neuroscience discipline and have excellent writing and data analysis skills.

Interested candidates, please email cover letter and CV to:

Robert A. Stern, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anatomy & Neurobiology
Director of Clinical Research, BU CTE Center
Senior Scientist, BU Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Boston University School of Medicine