Postdoc Opening

Stroke, Cognition, And Neuroepidemiology Section, Stroke Branch
Position Type
Postdoctoral Fellowship

Post-Stroke Dementia and Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment And Dementia

The SCAN (Stroke, Cognition, And Neuroepidemiology) Section at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Intramural Program, led by Dr. Rebecca Gottesman (Stroke Branch Chief, NINDS Intramural Program), is recruiting a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellow. The fellow will participate in neuroepidemiologic and clinical research focusing on post-stroke cognition and vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia, as well as cerebral small vessel disease. The lab focuses on neuroimaging and epidemiologic methods. Applicants may either be MD, PhD (or ScD), or MD PhD-trained and should have experience in clinical research or epidemiology.

Fellows will participate in research involving large cohort studies such as the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study and the Determinants of Incident Stroke Cognitive Outcomes and Vascular Effects on Recovery (DISCOVERY) study, as well as ongoing studies including cognitive and clinical follow-up of stroke populations seen in the regions surrounding the NIH.

Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in Stroke Branch training and research activities, and for clinically trained fellows will have the opportunity, if interested, to participate as part of the clinical stroke service and NINDS consult service. In addition, for interested fellows, coursework in clinical research and epidemiology methodology is available through the NIH.

For more information about the NIH postdoctoral fellow Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) programs:


Candidates must have an MD, PhD, or equivalent doctorate and less than 5 years of research experience since receiving their final degree (or since completion of clinical training). Successful candidates will have a strong background in epidemiology or other clinical research methodology, including statistical analytic experience (ideally with expertise with Stata, SAS, or R), excellent writing skills, and will work well as members of a team.

Application Instructions:

The start date is flexible. Interested applicants should send a current CV, a one-page statement of interest and research qualifications, and list of 3 professional references to Dr. Rebecca Gottesman,  

This post will be available until September 23, 2021 or until filled. This ad is also available on the OITE website.

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