Faculty in Alzheimer’s Disease
The University of California, Los Angeles invites applications for a clinical faculty position (Assistant or Associate rank) in the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research (UCLA Easton Center) in the Department of Neurology. The UCLA Easton Center seeks a highly qualified physician-scientist trained in behavioral neurology to conduct clinical research and provide care for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRDs) in the UCLA Dementia and Memory Disorders clinic. The faculty in this position will report to the Director of the UCLA Easton Center.
Candidates must have an emphasis in clinical research in AD/ADRD, expertise in screening for dementia in diverse populations, and a research plan that addresses health disparities in dementia diagnosis and care.
Candidates must have experience in teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Preference will be given to early career applicants (i.e. applicants for Assistant Professor level) and applicants from underrepresented groups in academic research. Requirements include an MD or MD/PhD, or equivalent, board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and fellowship training in behavioral neurology. The UCLA Easton Center welcomes applicants with a strong track record of providing excellent clinical care in dementia, working with multispecialty clinics, teaching, and referring patients to clinical research studies.
The Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Care (Director, Keith Vossel) is a comprehensive center focused on AD and ADRDs. The Center encompasses outpatient clinics, genetic testing services, neuropsychology services, basic, translational, and clinical science research projects and an extensive clinical trial program under an integrated organizational structure dedicated to excellent clinical care and developing a cure for AD/ADRDs (https://eastonad.ucla.edu/). The Center has over 80 faculty and staff spanning several School of Medicine Departments. The Center has clinical and research sites at the Westwood UCLA campus, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr., Outpatient Center, and the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center, capturing a large and diverse patient population. The Center has a California Alzheimer’s Disease Center, which is a network of 10 Centers of Excellence funded by the California Department of Public Health.
The Department of Neurology at the DGSOM is internationally recognized in its pursuit of innovation, strategic growth and success. Founded by Augustus S. Rose, M.D. in 1951, the Department has grown to its current size with 106 faculty with primary appointments, 11 with secondary appointments, and 4 active emeriti faculty.
The Department is organized into disease-specific programs, including all of the major categories of neurological diseases. The department enjoyed a #1 ranking in NIH funding for nine consecutive years and currently is in the top tier nationally. The faculty lead comprehensive clinical programs at the clinical sites within the Department. US News & World Report has recognized Ronald Reagan
UCLA Medical Center as Best in the West and one of the top five Best Hospitals in the nation, and recognized UCLA in the top 10 for best adult neurology/neurosurgery care. The department has a strong tradition in the development of clinician-scientists and is home to 125 trainees. The Neurology residency training program is rated in the top 10 nationally. The faculty are educational leaders who chair many of the courses at national meetings and are the authors of many noted textbooks on subdisciplines in neurology.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
MD, or MD/PhD, or equivalent, board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and fellowship training in behavioral neurology
Apply by submitting your application to our online https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08458
Please submit the following to be considered for candidacy: Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Career Interests, Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and 6 references.
The posted UC salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academicpersonnelprograms/compensation) set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/oct-2022-salary-scales/t5-summary.pdf. The salary range for this position is $123,300 - $260,000. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnelprograms/files/apm/apm-670.pdf), which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.
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