Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Job Code/Title PD - Post Doctoral Position Number P00001 Working Title Post-Doctoral Fellow Department Neurology Organizational Overview

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Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range Per NIH guidelines and experience Campus MCV Campus Position Type Post Doc Hours/Week Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Description of the Job

The objective of this post-doctoral fellow position is to provide scientific assistance in a Movement Disorders clinical research laboratory in the Department of Neurology. This position will support the success of grant applications and manuscript publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals through the design and implementation of clinical research protocols, dataset preparation, and data analyses. Such support will help the Principal Investigator secure and maintain external funding which will enhance the stature and funding level of the Department as well as the individual laboratory.

Parkinson disease and dementia with Lewy bodies are progressive neurodegenerative diseases associated with significant disability. Neuropsychiatric symptoms including cognitive impairment are significant contributors to the disability associated with these diseases. Our research is focused on improving the understanding and treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with Lewy body diseases. We aim to accomplish this by employing EEG and MRI in our research protocols and analysis of data collected locally as well as part of larger multi-center efforts.

We are currently seeking a post-doctoral fellow to assist in the development and execution of human-subject based research studies. The candidate must be detail-oriented, organized, reliable, and committed to pursuing scientific excellence through research. This position requires an independent, organized, and self-motivated individual with robust problem-solving skills. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic are essential. Candidates may also have previous experience in bench research and an ability to partner with our basic science colleagues in translational projects.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD in Neurobiology, Biology, Biochemistry or health-related field; or an MD or MD-equivalent degree. Other requirements include expertise in statistical software programs such as SPSS or SAS . Strong organizational skills. Be fluent in spoken and written English. Must have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work professionally and efficiently with students, faculty, and patients/clinical research participants.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong scientific writing skills are preferred. It is preferred that prior scientific work will have been presented in scientific publications and presentations at national and international conferences.

The post-doctoral position is available for 1 year, with potential for extension beyond this period contingent upon progress and available funding. This position will follow the guidelines for compensation as recommended by the National Institutes of Health. ( NOT -OD-19-036.html)

Job Open Date 09/02/2020 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit your CV and cover letter describing research experience and interest.

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