Postdoctoral researcher will be working in FIMM Cognitive and Brain Aging group led by Dr. Eero Vuoksimaa. Cognitive and Brain Aging group studies risk and protective factors of old age cognitive impairment and aims to improve early detection and diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. We are also interested in healthy cognitive aging and cognitive reserve. Our multidisciplinary approach includes e.g., epidemiology, twins studies, molecular genetics, neuropsychology and brain imaging. We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work in a project that aims to understand the mechanisms of cognitive and brain aging from middle age to the oldest-old. Project is done in close collaboration with national and international researchers including Turku PET Centre and University of California, San Diego.
Postdoctoral researcher will participate in analyzing brain imaging, cognitive and genetic data, conducting statistical analyses, presenting in scientific conferences, writing of research manuscripts and in grant writing.
Candidates should have a PhD in neuropsychology, neurosciences, psychology, genetics or related field. Candidates with track record in processing and analyzing structural brain imaging data and/or experience in twin research/molecular genetics will be preferred. Ideal candidate has expertise also in Alzheimer’s disease and/or cognitive aging. Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.