Behavioral neurologist/neuropsychiatrist at MGH FTD Unit

Boston, Massachusetts
Aug 20, 2020
Sep 19, 2020
Full Time

The FTD Unit in the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School is seeking applications for a physician-scientist position in neuropsychiatry and computational psycholinguistics. This is a full-time junior faculty position available in fall 2020, which involves 80% research and 20% clinical activities, including supervising clinical fellows in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry.

The applicant will be a neuropsychiatrist who is fellowship-trained, board-certified (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology), and has demonstrated excellence in clinical care and research. The applicant must have a background of fellowship training in Neuropsychiatry or Behavioral Neurology at a United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) accredited program. The applicant must have a background in clinical training with patients with a variety of dementias, including Frontotemporal Dementia, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, and typical and atypical forms of Alzheimer’s disease. The applicant must also have experience and expertise in research involving the extraction of linguistic features through machine learning approaches with the goal of improving the precision of early detection of frontotemporal dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The ideal applicant should possess skills including state-of-the-art techniques in machine learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) such as word2vec or Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers, as well as experience performing research with neuroimaging data. The applicant must have a record of academic excellence as demonstrated through a strong publication record and, ideally, a history of funding.

The candidate will have outstanding interpersonal and written communication skills allowing the pursuit of independent research, publications, and teaching while collaborating with colleagues in the MGH Department of Neurology, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Gordon Center for Medical Imaging, and the Harvard-MIT Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology. Salary will be at fair market rate and commensurate with academic rank (Instructor or Assistant Professor), experience, and qualifications at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the Department of Neurology.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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