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Endowed Chair & Director of the Krieger Klein Alzheimer Disease Clinical Research & Treatment Center

Brain Health Institute at Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey (US)
$3M Endowed Chair with highly competitive salary and substantial start-up funds
Closing date
Feb 11, 2022
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The Honorable Herbert C. and Jacqueline Krieger Klein will support a new Endowed Chair in Neurodegeneration Research as part of the Rutgers University Brain Health Institute. We seek a well-funded, accomplished clinician-scientist, eligible for the rank of tenured Full Professor, working in the field of Alzheimer disease and related disorders. This faculty member would lead as Director of the Krieger Klein Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Research and Treatment Center within the Rutgers Brain Health Institute. We are particularly interested in someone with experience in managing interventional and/or observational clinical trials in this area. As a member of the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) medical schools, the faculty appointee will also establish a clinical practice focused on Alzheimer disease and work with the Division of cognitive neurology. The Center will grow existing strengths in Alzheimer disease, dementia and related neurodegenerative disorders at Rutgers and facilitate translational and clinical research in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The ideal candidate will be a clinical research leader with a track record of a funded research program and/or member of a large network as it relates to Alzheimer disease and related disorders. The successful candidate will build on existing strengths at Rutgers in Alzheimer disease, dementia, Parkinson disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, spinal cord injury and other related research. Applicants must have an MD or MD/PhD with demonstrated ability to lead an independent NIH-funded clinical and translational research program; applicants with a PhD degree in clinical psychology with a focus in neuropsychology, neurology, geriatrics, or geropsychiatry will also be considered. In addition to the $3 million Endowed Chair, we offer a competitive salary and substantial resources to develop a world-class Alzheimer Disease Clinical Research and Treatment Center and to support the director’s own clinical research activities. The newly formed Rutgers Health, an innovative, statewide academic health care provider organization across New Jersey that brings together all Rutgers clinical activities under one umbrella, will facilitate the clinical research activities. The Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Program at RWJMS specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of cognitive, psychiatric and behavioral syndromes within neurology. The Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) with its unit, Comprehensive Services on Aging (COPSA), includes a multidisciplinary team of geriatric psychiatrists, social workers, trainers and peer support specialists who provide expert care and support for individuals and their families dealing with memory loss. With a NIH CTSA and a Comprehensive NCI Cancer Center, Rutgers offers unique opportunities to speed the translation of research discoveries into improved patient care. With 2 teaching hospitals and over 290 neuroscience faculty labs in Newark, New Brunswick and Piscataway, as well as proximity to the New York, Princeton and Philadelphia neuroscience communities, Rutgers offers tremendous collaborative opportunities and core facilities to support a robust translational and clinical research program. Outstanding core facilities will support this position, including a new research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner and a human behavioral testing core in collaboration with Princeton University. In addition, Rutgers has the world’s largest university-based biorepository which will facilitate genetic studies. Rutgers values a culturally diverse faculty; we strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented in medicine candidates. Applicants should submit a CV and statement of research accomplishments and plans and names of three to five references to Dr. Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, MD, Chair of the search committee, at

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law.  As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

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