Data Sharing Alzheimer (DSA) A new tool is dedicated to sharing data from clinical studies databases. It aims to improve knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease by increasing the exploitation of clinical data from AD studies and to encourage collaborative work. In this way, the DSA group gives access to clinical databases and provides methodological and statistical support when required. Researchers willing to work on DSA data can submit their application online. Contact: info.u1027-dsa@inserm.fr

JPND Research Database Put together by the EU Joint Programme-Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), the data describes the scope and spread of research related to neurodegenerative diseases in 20 European countries. Search by resources or project types, country and/or disease relevance.






In addition to setting up actions, relaying initiatives and distributing tools on age-related research, the IAGG GARN Network is happy to assist its members in their search for collaborators and to promote job opportunities in the field. So, as an IAGG GARN center, do not hesitate to forward your job announcement to Constance de SEYNES (constance.de-seynes@univ-tlse3.fr) who will make the necessary arrangements to post the information on the IAGG GARN website and to spread it amongst Network members.

Below, three recent announcements that can be distributed to your teams, networks, laboratories and academics:

1. Hong Kong The Jockey Club Institute of Aging at the Chinese University of Hong Kong has vacancy for two full time PhD students, working in the area of wellbeing for older adults, and also the impact of physical and social environments on various health outcomes. Graduates with social or health science backgrounds are preferable. The duration is three years. General requirements for PhD studies are available on the University website (http://www.cuhk.edu.hk). Interested applicants can send their CVs to Prof Jean WOO (jeanwoowong@cuhk.edu.hk).


2. United States The Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University is conducting an international search for a Laboratory Director. They are seeking a senior investigator of international stature to lead its research program in nutritional bioactive compounds and functional foods research and healthy aging (formerly the Antioxidants Research Laboratory).


• Ph.D. and/or M.D., with established record of publications and funding in basic/translational research related to nutrition, cellular senescence, and lifestyle appropriate for appointment at the rank of Scientist I or Senior Scientist (equivalent to Associate Professor or Professor).
• Record of scientific leadership and ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team of investigators.
• Success in receipt and completion of extramural research grants and contracts.
• Ability to build upon and expand rich collaborative activities with other research teams at the HNRCA, Tufts, USDA-ARS and external investigators.


Nominations and Applications:

Both nominations and applications are welcome.
Nominations need to include complete name and address of the nominee. Individuals wishing to apply should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest and leadership vision, and names of four professional references to Dr. Roger A. Fielding Ph.D. (roger.fielding@tufts.edu). Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016. Review of candidates will commence on January
1, 2017.


For further details, please read the position description.



3. France The Gérontopôle of Toulouse is an internationally-recognized institution for clinical research on aging. Its research activities are specifically focused on age-related conditions predisposing to disability (in particular, frailty and sarcopenia), Alzheimer's disease and healthcare systems for the elderly. The Gérontopôle is currently recruiting three post-docs to be involved in the ongoing research programs. In particular, candidates should be able to enhance the Gérontopôle studies through the publication of scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. English language fluency and adequate use of a statistical software are required. Various positions according to the candidate's experience are available. We are especially interested in applicants having the potentialities for future independent research positions.

Applications should include:
• A brief cover letter explaining why you would like to join our Institute
• Your Curriculum Vitae including your publications list
• The pdf files of one or two full-text articles of yours

Applicants should send all these documents by e-mail and use as subject “Application for a post-doc position at the Gérontopôle”. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for a phone interview and a subsequent in-person interview in Toulouse. Questions related to the positions should be addressed to Drs. Philipe de Souto Barreto (philipebarreto81@yahoo.com.br) or Matteo Cesari (macesari@gmail.com).






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