The University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, is seeking M.D. or M.D., Ph.D. new faculty hire at the Assistant or Associate professor level with training in cognitive neurology and dementia. A career path in translational research is preferred but not exclusive.
The candidate should be clinically trained in cognitive neurology and should be interested in assessing patients with dementia including Alzheimer's disease (AD), vascular dementia and Fronto-temporal dementia (FTD). They will work with colleagues in movement disorders who evaluate patients with Parkinson's disease, diffuse Lewy Body disease, and hereditary ataxias. They should be fully capable of assessing patients with dementia including AD, FTD, vascular dementia, as well as traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). They should be interested in teaching and training medical students, residents, and post-doctoral fellows. All applicants should have completed fellowship training in Cognitive Neurology and be board eligible/certified.
A generous start-up package is available for translational clinician-scientist applicants with an interest in the molecular and cellular pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders, in particular dementias. Areas of expertise might include gene expression in either human blood or brain specimens using RNASeq, oligonucleotide arrays, or BAC transgenic system approaches; proteomics and broad based protein analyses such as post-translational modification, e.g., protein phosphorylation or glycosylation; analysis of tau, amyloid precursor protein (APP), the secretases, Huntingtin, and pathways of apoptosis and autophagy; the role of the inflammation in neurodegeneration with interests in microglial activation, cytokines, immune activation and astroglial biology; mouse models of neurodegeneration including mutant tau isoforms, mutant APP, or mutant Huntingtin, conditional knockout models of neurodegeneration, and use of shRNA or CRISPR/Cas9 to model neurodegenerative disorders; expertise in high throughput drug screening or discovery, using in vitro or in vivo systems.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send CV to:
Peter B. Crino M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Fellowship training in cognitive neurology and must be board eligible certified.