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Post-doctoral training in Neuropsychology and NeuroImaging

July 1, 2016
Post-doctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health

We will have an immediate open position starting in the Fall 2016. This opening is for a 2-3 year post-doctoral fellowship. The research focus is on presymptomatic AD utilizing a longitudinal cohort study known as the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention, a cohort of over 1,500 healthy middle-age and older adults with or without parental family history of AD. Participants undergo serial neuropsychological, biomarker (CSF), genetic and neuroimaging (e.g. amyloid AND tau PET imaging, FDG metabolic PET imaging, PET receptor mapping, fMRI tasks of episodic memory, resting BOLD, CBF mapping and DTI) investigations in addition to detailed lifestyle and medical histories. The fellow should have sufficient background in experimental design, psychometric theory and statistical analysis to contribute to the data analyses, interpretation and write-up of this rich dataset for publication. Some experience in neuroimaging analysis methods (e.g. SPM/Matlab, FSL, AFNI, shell scripting etc.) is strongly preferred, though further training in imaging analysis will be a key component of fellowship training.
Supervised clinical neuropsychological experiences sufficient for licensure and board certification are available and these take place in the UWHC Memory Disorders Clinics, where the focus is geriatric cognitive disorders, and in the UWHC Matthews Neuropsychology Laboratory, which sees a broad array of referral conditions and ages. Didactic experiences are plentiful and include the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center biweekly seminar, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology and Psychiatry grand rounds, Psychology Dept. Seminar, Brain cutting, and Medical physics seminars etc.
The fellow shall have completed a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with Neuropsychology specialty training at the graduate school and internship level. The fellow should already have some experience in the neuropsychology of aging and dementia during graduate and or internship training. The position is ideally suited for candidates wishing to integrate cutting edge research opportunities with clinical and experimental neuropsychological evaluation and who envision a clinical-research oriented career.
We will accept applications through February 2017. Interviews may be arranged for the annual INS meeting or here in Madison or via internet. Salary is $50K in year 1, with a generous benefits package through the University of Wisconsin. Funding to attend and present at one to two conference per year is also provided. Interested applicants should send a CV, representative publications, a research statement and two letters of recommendation by email to Sterling Johnson, PhD, Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Please see www.brainmap.wisc.edu to get an idea of our multidisciplinary research team and our recent publications.

Interested applicants please contact:
Sterling Johnson. PhD scj@medicine.wisc.edu

Interested applicants please contact:

Sterling Johnson
Wisconsin ADRC
K6/466, Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI, 53792
(608)262-9549 x