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Translational Imaging Scientist

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 21st, 2018
Last review date: July 31st, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Davis is recruiting a translational imaging scientist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This is a full time faculty position in the tenure track.

The faculty member will join a dynamic research environment within the Department of Neurology. We seek candidates with a focus on translational neuroimaging investigations (PET and MRI) to study brain aging, cerebrovascular disease and dementing disorders. The candidate of choice will join an internationally recognized research environment that includes the Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the Imaging of Dementia and Aging (IDeA) laboratory, the Imaging Research Center and the UC Davis Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Facilities.

The applicant is expected to focus primarily on human imaging and is expected to have comprehensive biological knowledge of brain aging and dementia with sufficient experience utilizing neuroimaging tools to study these biological processes. The applicant will be expected to develop a vigorous and independent research program and to participate in our undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral education and training programs. Collaboration with other departmental programs involved in neuroimaging is also encouraged. The applicant will also be expected to provide University and public service.

The applicant is required to have experience with methods of advanced computing and statistics as they relate to neuroimaging analyses. The applicant is required to have relevant publications in the area of aging and dementia or neuroimaging. The applicant must have familiarity with aging and dementia research.

PhD with a fellowship in neuroimaging

This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank. The resulting hire will be at the Assistant/Associate rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

To receive full consideration, applications must be received by July 31, 2018. However, the position will be open until filled through June 30, 2019. Interested applicants should submit: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vita; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of contributions to diversity; and, 5) three reference letters. All material must be submitted using the following link:

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy
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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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