The Cognitive Technology Research Laboratory (CTRLab) in the Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking post-doctoral fellows to work in a friendly, flexible, and intellectually engaging lab on projects investigating the impact of normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) on cognition. We use measurement burst designs, based on principles from ecological momentary assessment, to measure cognition rapidly and frequently on smartphones in community and clinical populations. We also develop web-based cognitive assessments designed to increase the sensitivity of cognitive measures to detect the very earliest stages of AD. Fellows will have opportunities to work both with the team and independently on test design and development and will run remote studies using various cohorts during prototype and pilot stages of development. Interdisciplinary work will be likely with psychology, neurology, radiology, gerontology, and other departments. Fellows are expected to publish 2-4 manuscripts per year and will have access to multiple datasets with cognitive and clinical assessments and fluid and imaging biomarkers. Our cohorts include the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN; our longitudinal study of family members with autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease mutations), baseline samples from the DIAN-Trials Unit (DIAN-TU; our affiliated Phase III clinical trial cohorts), remote samples in the DIAN Expanded Registry (DIAN-EXR), and several well characterized middle-aged and older adult cohorts at the Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis. We strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to join us, and we work to create an equitable and welcoming working environment for all.
Requirements: Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field. Experience with R, Python, app development or web development is a plus.
Interested candidates should contact Dr. Jason Hassenstab using the form below.