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Associate or Senior Doctorate-level Faculty Investigator Position

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, Seattle WA


Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) is seeking a mid-career or senior doctoral-level investigator (equivalent in rank to Associate or Full Professor) with nationally recognized research expertise in aging/geriatrics, brain health, and/or Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) research to join our faculty. This recruitment is part of the Institute’s succession planning and includes taking a visible leadership role within a well-established and successful aging research program, the Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) cohort study. ACT is a unique ‘living-laboratory’ of aging focused on finding ways to delay or prevent ADRD. Launched in 1994, ACT enrolls Kaiser Permanente Washington members who are free of ADRD and follows them biannually with in-depth assessments; extensive electronic health record data supplement patient-generated data from surveys and biometric devices. ACT recently received a 5-year NIH U19 grant from the National Institute on Aging to extend this unparalleled long-running cohort study of brain health and dementia. The ACT U19 involves close collaboration with researchers at the University of Washington and across the country, and includes 3 projects, 6 cores, and several ancillary studies. Collectively, ACT research focuses on a wide range of aging topics, including vision, traumatic brain injury, physical activity, sleep, and other health behaviors; life course risk factors, including social determinants of health; pharmacoepidemiology; subtypes of ADRD; neuropathology; and neuroimaging and has provided rich insights to support improved understanding of aging. In addition to serving as a lead investigator for ACT, the successful candidate will maintain an independent program of extramurally funded research.

Questions about the position can be directed to, Search Committee Co-Chair, or, Talent Acquisition Consultant. Additional application procedures may be required. For full consideration, submit materials by April 15, 2022; however, review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

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