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Post-Doctoral Position – Epidemiology

Applications are now being accepted for a Post-Doctoral Associate Position at the Graduate School of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology

The Postdoctoral Associate will join a cross-institutional research team focused on the intersection of epidemiology, neuroscience, neuroimaging, causal inference, and machine learning. The Postdoctoral Associate is expected to take a leadership role in ongoing research projects, including developing novel and important research questions, analyzing data, writing manuscripts, and meeting with mentors. The candidate will be encouraged to develop their own personal goals within the context of the existing research program, and will work with mentors to achieve these goals.

Duties and responsibilities: All activities below will be performed independently and then reviewed by the mentors for discussion and revisions.

  • Develop short-term (6 months) and longer-term (1-2 years) career goals.
  • Develop important and novel research questions within the context of the research program.
  • Analyze neuroimaging and epidemiological data
  • Interpret results.
  • Write manuscripts based on research findings.
  • Provide some mentorship to Ph.D. students and contribute to their manuscripts as appropriate.

Expectations: The Postdoctoral Associate will have a Ph.D. in epidemiology, biostatistics, neuroscience, or another area of public health. They will also have experience in causal inference and/or machine learning. The Postdoctoral Associate is expected to produce 3 to 4 first-authored papers per year and co-author manuscripts that come out of the research group, as appropriate, as well as submit one or more abstracts to scientific meetings each year. They will attend weekly mentorship meetings and biweekly research team meetings, and provide input on other work coming out of the research group.

Opportunities: Attendance of several annual meetings, including the society of neuroscience, Human Brain Mapping, Gerontological Society of America.

Presentation of results in those scientific meetings, to the Epidemiology Department, to visiting experts, and to our research team;

Participation in career development activities through the department, school, and university, including those at the Office of Academic Career Development that are available virtually;

Development of research ideas suitable for funding, including a career development award (K01 or K99/R00), depending on the Postdoctoral Associate’s interest and goals.

Please visit the Pitt Talent Center website to apply:
GSPH-Epidemiology – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (21008433)


The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets

Post-Doctoral Position – Sickle Cell Disease

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join a dynamic research team in population neuroscience of sickle cell disease (SCD).

The long-term goal of our studies is to elucidate the pathogenesis and trajectory of cognitive dysfunction across the lifespan in adults with SCD, providing in this way the opportunity to develop preventive and therapeutic strategies for a complication that is currently poorly understood and untreated.

Candidates who have graduated with PhD or MD/PhD degrees with a strong record of peer-reviewed publications (including at least one first author publication) are encouraged to apply. Training in neuroscience and experience with data analysis are highly desirable.

Available data include the largest repository of 7 Tesla brain MRI scans in SCD, laboratory data and other clinical variables extracted from the electronic health records, an extensive battery of neurocognitive tests, and psychosocial metrics, thus, allowing the opportunity to conduct comprehensive analyses of the determinants of cognitive function in the SCD population. The position offers rich opportunities for independent analysis and interpretation of data, writing detailed scientific reports and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Though the position is funded, candidates will be mentored to apply for additional support. In addition to core projects, postdocs are expected to pursue original hypotheses.

The University of Pittsburgh has excellent population neuroscience and neuroimaging programs. An interactive supportive environment supported by a strong network of research services and core facilities along with institutional strong commitment to pioneer research ensures for significant scientific breakthroughs. As such, candidates should be highly motivated, and energetic to perform innovative research projects.

Salary and benefits will be competitive. The laboratory is located at the University of Pittsburgh in the vibrant Oakland neighborhood in an affordable city that offers a multitude of local amenities, including major league sports, a dynamic cultural district and old-world neighborhood charm. Rated “Most Livable City” in the US by Forbes Magazine and The Economist, as well as twice holding the top position in the Places Rated Almanac, the city and region have a strong economy based on health care, higher education, biomedical research, technology, robotics, nuclear engineering, finance, and services. Pittsburgh offers outstanding schools, affordable housing, safe, varied and eclectic communities, superb cultural and sporting activities, and a range of outstanding indoor and outdoor recreational activities for all ages. Together, these attributes make Pittsburgh a great place to live for adults and children.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief personal statement highlighting research experience and future interests relevant to our laboratory, and contact info for 3 references to:

T32 Training Grant

The Population Neuroscience of Alzheimer’s Disease and Age-related Dementia (PNA) T32 Training Grant

Now accepting applications for post-doctoral position

Scholars are eligible to receive:

  • Salary & Travel Stipends
  • Tuition Allowance • Customized Mentoring Plans
  • State-of-the-art Neuroepidemiological Study Cohorts
  • Cutting-edge Neuroimaging Resources
  • Team Science & Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research

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