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Clinician-Scientist/Research Professor - Alzheimer's & Neurodegenerative Disorders
University of Missouri School of Medicine & MU Health Care Columbia, MO

Clinician-Scientist/Research Professor - Alzheimer's & Neurodegenerative Disorders

University of Missouri School of Medicine & MU Health Care
Columbia, MO
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description

The University of Missouri School of Medicine 

Department of Neurology 

Clinician Scientist/Research Professor - Alzheimer's & Neurodegenerative Disorders

The Department of Neurology at the University of Missouri-Columbia is seeking a fellowship-trained (BE/BC) MD Clinician, or a Ph.D. Clinician, or a Ph.D. Researcher with an interest in Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disorders Research. 

In the fall of 2021, the University of Missouri will launch the NextGen Precision Health Institute, which will focus primarily on Cardiometabolic, Cancer, and Neuroscience research. The successful candidate for this search will join other world-class researchers and clinicians who will focus on bringing research to translational, precision medicine for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s, Neuromuscular, Addiction, and Sleep disorders.  We particularly want to hear from candidates who are already involved in neurodegenerative disorders research and especially want to talk to candidates from diverse backgrounds.  The successful candidate may join with tenure or on a tenure track.

About MU Neurology: 

MU Department of Neurology offers comprehensive and multidisciplinary care in areas such as epilepsy, sleep disorders, clinical neurophysiology, neuromuscular diseases, interventional and acute, chronic cerebrovascular disease, movement disorders, behavioral neurology, neurological intensive critical care, headache, and multiple sclerosis. In addition, we have expertise in various subspecialty areas, including pediatric neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuropathology, neuro-rehab, and pain medicine.  


  • Number of available positions: 1

  • Join a department of 30+ neurologists and neuroscientists 

  •   Opportunities to assist in the department's growth, the education of medical students, neurology residents, and neurology fellows, as well as research and scholarly activities. 

  • If clinical faculty, call schedule:

    • Two weeks on, twice per year

    • Very light with residents taking first call

    • NO stroke or ICU call

  • All ranks available – commensurate with experience 

  • All tracks available

As the largest Neurologic Care Team in mid-Missouri, the department's facilities include:

  • A dedicated 28-bed Neurosciences Center with 6 bed EMU
  • 14-bed Neurosciences ICU
  • AANEM Lab Accreditation with Exemplary Status
  • Level IV Epilepsy program
  • Level 1 Acute Stroke Center
  • MDA/ALS clinics
  • An accredited Sleep Program
  • First Adult Certified Duchenne Care Center by PPMD.

Our academic programs include a neurology residency program and the following six accredited neurology fellowship programs:

  • ACGME-Accredited Fellowship Programs
    • Clinical Neurophysiology
    • Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology
    • Sleep Medicine
    • Advanced Sleep Medicine
    • Vascular Neurology
  • UCNS-Accredited Fellowship Program
    • Neuro Critical Care

In addition to clinical opportunities, the MU Center for Translational Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory offers a vast array of academic and research opportunities. Currently, there are established basic and translational research programs with 30+ clinical trials in Neurology.


  • BC/BE MD/DO,  OR MD/Ph.D. Or Ph.D. Researcher

  • For the purposes of this application, board-certified/board-eligible physicians are considered experienced. 

About The University of Missouri

The University of Missouri, located in Columbia, has an average enrollment of 35,000 students and is Missouri's largest public research university. Mizzou is also the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System and one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine, and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1908, Mizzou is considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions. 

Employees of the University of Missouri and University of Missouri Healthcare are eligible for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

Our Community

Columbia is rated by Forbes magazine as the fifth best small city for business and careers in America and is consistently rated a top place to live by Money Magazine, boasting a low cost of living, a vibrant community, and nationally renowned public schools. Columbia is an ideal college town that combines small-town comforts, and community spirit, with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Our community is energetic and engaged, packed with restaurants and entertainment venues, and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at U.M. System Total Rewards Benefits

Our Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Vaccination Statement

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

Thank you for helping us to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues, students and our patients by protecting yourself and others through COVID-19 vaccination.

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University of Missouri School of Medicine & MU Health Care

Columbia, MO
65212 USA



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