Posted: 9/28/2023

Postdoctoral Trainee (T32 TIRS Program)

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University in St. Louis has multiple positions available for the postdoctoral training program Translational Imaging in Radiopharmaceutical Sciences (TIRS). The program is funded by an NIH/NIA Postdoctoral T32 Institutional Training Grant (NIA T32 AG078117; Program Directors: Vijay Sharma, PhD; Tammie Benzinger, MD, PhD; Zhude (Will) Tu, PhD).

Program Goal: The T32 TIRS program is a multidisciplinary initiative to train the next generation of PET molecular imaging scientists to design, develop and translate diagnostic agents for imaging of neurodegenerative diseases and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRDs). To accomplish this novel training mission, the program brings leading scientists from 12 departments of Washington University on a single platform to provide proposed multidisciplinary training. After participating in the program, trainees will have advanced skills in molecular neuroimaging research and will be on a pathway to become leaders in this branch of neuroscience.

Each trainee will be paired with two mentors: one basic science, and one clinical/translational mentor. Trainees will also participate in ongoing seminars and an annual retreat. Funding is available to cover salary and benefits for the trainees.

Learn More and Apply

• PhD (or equivalent) and/or MD/PhD degree with strong background in chemistry and neuroscience
• Research must be relevant to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRDs)
• Dedicated 75% protected time towards the research project
• Must have future plans of submitting extramural grant applications
• Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (NIH requirement)

Other Details
• The duration of the award is 2 years, with possible extension.
• An annual progress report on funding, grant submissions and publication track record is required.
• We anticipate making three awards this year.

How To Apply
To be considered for the TIRS program, you must complete the Online Application, which includes the following:
• An NIH-style biosketch
• A brief statement (300–500 words) of career goals
• Your proposed two mentors

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as funds are available.
Contact: If you have any questions or would like additional information, please email project administrator Parinaz Massoumzadeh, PhD.