Postdoctoral Program in Brain Health Equity

The UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC) and the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) received a Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award (T32) from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) within the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant funds postdoctoral scholars with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias for a 2–3-year postdoctoral program in Brain Health Equity.

Opportunities & Expectations

Candidates in the Postdoctoral Program in Brain Health Equity will benefit from the large portfolio of local, national and international research. Prospective candidates should connect with a MAC faculty member with shared expertise.

Candidates will be expected to apply for the Atlantic Fellowship for Equity in Brain Health and complete the 12-month in-residence program during the second year of their training period. This interdisciplinary, international program is devoted to improving brain health and reducing the scale and impact of dementia internationally with a focus on vulnerable populations and health equity. The new program offers mentored support for patient-oriented early career researchers in all aspects of dementia.

Candidates are expected to publish with their mentoring team and transition to independent developmental grant support (i.e., K-series at NIH) within the three training years.


  • Must hold a PhD, MD or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited institution
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident at the time of appointment
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in an academic research career, particularly in dementia and brain health
  • Applicants from any discipline are welcome to apply. (i.e., arts, policy, social sciences)

Application Materials

  • Online Application
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statement
  • Research Interest Statement
  • Letter of Support from a UCSF MAC faculty member who has agreed to serve as the applicant’s research mentor. Non-MAC faculty mentors will be considered with pre-approval.

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Please contact Program Director, Dr. Victor Valcour, at [email protected].