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We seek talented faculty, staff, students and trainees who will constitute a vibrant community. We embrace and encourage our team’s differences along the dimensions of age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics. We know that having a diverse team, reflective of the communities we serve, makes us better able to meet our patients’ needs, conduct impactful research, and train future leaders in the field.
The Penn Memory Center and our partners are currently seeking the following people to join our multi-disciplinary team of health professionals:
Postdoctoral Fellow Irwin Lab
This is a position for a postdoctoral research fellow in the Irwin Lab (Penn Digital Neuropathology Lab) at the University of Pennsylvania to work on NIH-funded translational pathology-imaging projects in frontotemporal degeneration, Lewy body disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions including: 1) statistical modeling of disease progression using graph theoretical analyses of antemortem structural/functional imaging and digital measures of postmortem histopathology, 2) high resolution 7.0 T MRI ex vivo imaging-guided histopathological sampling and 3D reconstruction of cortical/subcortical structures and deep WM tracts.
In the Penn Digital Neuropathology Lab, we use a multidisciplinary approach merging techniques in “wet-lab” based histopathology of human brain tissue with “dry-lab” based image analysis and bioinformatics tools with the overarching goal of improving our understanding of brain-behavior relationships and the antemortem diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease.
Currently, the diagnostic standard is neuropathological examination at autopsy, which is a major obstacle for clinical trials in neurodegenerative disease. To address this problem our approach is to “work backwards” to study human brain tissue and measure neuropathology objectively using novel open-source digital image analysis tools; We use a tissue-guided biomarker discovery method to translate our findings with the ultimate goal to develop new laboratory and imaging tests to detect pathology in living patients.
Interested candidates please send cover letter and CV to Dr. David Irwin (PI): firstname.lastname@example.org
Time Together is an in-person companionship program that connects older adults and college students.
Each student is paired with an older adult. The student and older adult meet and share stories, work together on art projects, and connect on other common interests. Students and older adults meet 1-3 times per week depending on the student’s availability. Students are compensated $10 per hour for Time Together.
Before being paired, students complete a training. Training helps students learn more about older adults, dementia, and how to be an effective companion.
To apply, click on our Time Together Student Interest Form