Postdoctoral Research Associate – Neurology – University of Washington, United States

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Position Summary

Our lab has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate. Are you interested in aging, biomarkers, Alzheimer’s disease (AD), machine learning, driving/community mobility, and/or geographic information systems? This may be the role for you. This position advances three ongoing NIH/NIA R01-funded grants investigating the long-term impact of AD brain pathology on functional behavior among persons with and without preclinical AD. Our research collects clinical, neurological, and neuropsychological data, mood, social determinants of health, a standardized road test, and naturalistic driving behavior using the Driving Real-world In-Vehicle Evaluation System. We also collect biomarkers to study AD pathology, including brain imaging (Positron Emission Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and fluid-based (cerebrospinal fluid, blood/plasma) biomarkers.

We now seek a postdoctoral research associate with strong statistical skills to analyze high fidelity data relating to whether daily driving behavior reflects underlying neuropathological AD and is associated with prevalent and incident cognitive impairment. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, collaborative, and growing laboratory, and will work directly with Dr. Ganesh Babulal to develop new models to examine and visualize changes in driving behavior. The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to work with world leaders in AD research, including experts in fluid biomarkers, brain imaging, genetics, and cognitive assessments. In addition to high-quality research facilities, career and professional development training for postdoctoral researchers is provided through the Career Center, Teaching Center, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and campus groups.

This appointment is viewed as a training or transitional period preparatory to an academic, industrial, governmental, or other full-time research or teaching career.

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor including (but not limited to):

  • Develops working knowledge in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, aging, and driving.
  • Develops proficiency in analytical skills with a particular focus on longitudinal analysis.
  • Manages their projects based on large datasets, which should lead to at least three first-author publications/annually.
  • Develops proficiency in their ancillary skills, e.g., writing, public speaking, networking, critical evaluation of scientific documents, etc.
  • Presents scientific work both inside and outside the university.
  • Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
  • Prepares and submits papers on research.
  • Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
  • Maintains compliance with good laboratory practice, including the maintenance of adequate research records.
  • Engages in open and timely discussion with their mentor regarding possession or distribution of material, reagents, or records belonging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications.
  • Maintains collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members, and all members of the research group.
  • Adheres to all applicable university policies, procedures, and regulations.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

Working Conditions

This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.

Applicant Special Instructions

Please email a curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and interests, and the names and contact information for at least three scientific references to Dr. Ganesh Babulal:


For frequently asked questions about the application process, please refer to our External Applicant FAQ.


If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits.

EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

Caractéristiques de l'emploi

Catégorie emploiSanté et médecine, Postdoctoral

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