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Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disorders

University of Maryland School of Medicine

  • Location: Baltimore, MD

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is the first public and the fifth oldest medical school in the United States, and the first to institute a residency training program. Known for its cutting-edge research, the Department of Neurology has more than $12 million in grants that fund a wide variety of research topics. It is among a small number of programs nationally that offer advanced management and treatment modalities to patients with Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, spasticity and neuromuscular disease. The Department also provides state-of-the-art rehabilitation services. The Department is poised for significant growth with over 50 full-time clinical and scientific faculty members and the potential for a multitude of collaborative clinical and research related opportunities across the school, the 12-hospital University of Maryland Medical System, and the Veterans Administration Maryland Health System.

Position Overview

The University of Maryland Department of Neurology is seeking a senior level physician scientist with expertise in dementia and neurodegeneration to serve as the Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disorders. Specifically, the Department is seeking an investigator with a strong history of external funding whose work focuses on the molecular and cellular pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Huntington’s disease (HD), Fronto-temporal dementia (FTD), or hereditary ataxias (HA).

S/he should have expertise in molecular genetics including whole genome or whole exome screening, SNP or CGA array analysis as a means to identify novel genes that are causative for neurodegenerative disorders in human patients or to screen modifier loci associated with phenotypic variability.

The selected candidate should be clinically trained in cognitive neurology or a related discipline and should be willing to see patients with neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia in the outpatient neurology setting.


  • MD is required.
  • Strong history of federal grant support, including funding through NIH.
  • Accomplished academic record sufficient to fulfill the University of Maryland criteria for associate professor or professor level faculty appointment.


The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.