Note: The fellowships listed below are posted by MDS as a courtesy and include contact information for the fellowship being offered. Please contact the listing organization for more information about applying for a fellowship.
To apply for an MDS Visiting Trainee Grant Program offered in your region (ES, PAS, AOS), please e-mail the International Secretariat for more information, or visit the following sections:
Washington University School of Medicine Offering Postdoctoral Research Associate Position
Postdoctoral Research Associate position (NIH-funded) at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine available immediately to investigate neuroimaging biomarkers of Parkinson's disease progression. A PhD or MD/PhD in Neuroscience, Psychology or related field is required. Experience with fMRI and MATLAB strongly preferred.
To apply, please email cover letter and CV to Dr. Meghan Campbell.
EHDN and MDS-ES joint Fellowship Programme in Huntington’s Disease (HD-FEP) 2018
Deadline for applications: Friday, April 27, 2018
Posted April 10, 2018
The Fellowship Programme in Huntington’s Disease is now open for the 2018 round of applications.
EHDN in collaboration with MDS-ES (The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society’s European Section) will be awarding six grants in 2018 for applicants to visit an EHDN or MDS-ES centre with Huntington’s Disease expertise in Europe.
The objective is to provide a well- defined clinical observational experience in a department with recognized expertise in a HD specific field. The placement will be for a period of 6 weeks (5 days/wk) to visit as an observer to learn about general HD clinical practice or about a specific aspect of HD care.
Priority will be given to applicants who wish to engage in clinical practice or research in HD, who have shown interest in HD (e.g. publications), and have a realistic prospect of remaining active in the HD field upon completion of the program. Priority will also be given to applicants coming from countries/regions where HD facilities or a specific aspect of HD care is not well developed.
Read more about about the program, eligibility criteria and application details.
For any additional queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Postdoctoral Research Fellow for The Parkinson and Other Movement Disorder Center, Department of Neurosciences at UC San Diego
The Parkinson & Other Movement Disorders Center of Excellence is seeking a highly motivated research fellow. We are expecting a motivated individual with the ability to work independently, as well as part of a research team. The candidate must have acquired a solid publication record and have excellent clinical skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are required. The candidate will play a major role in the preparation of manuscripts and grants that arise from this work.
Apply by email to email@example.com include CV and three references. For more questions and more information, email: to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that this position is not part of the Movement Disorder Matching Fellowship Program.
Clinical Research Fellowship Offered at Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
A funded Clinical Research Fellowship is available for a medical graduate with an interest in neurology, medical genetics, or psychiatry to work under the direction of Dr. Blair R. Leavitt at the Centre for Huntington's Disease, based in the Department of Medical Genetics and the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The Clinical Fellow will be centrally involved in the conduct of HD clinical trials: including, but not limited to, innovative intrathecal huntingtin-lowering therapy studies, Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Biomarker studies, trials of novel biologic therapies, and large international observational trials in HD. He/she will work closely with the other CHD team members (Research Trial Coordinators, Research Assistants, and Project Administrator) as well as other members of the CHD team. In addition to the training in Huntington’s disease, the candidate will receive clinical training in Clinical Neurogenetics with Dr Blair R. Leavitt.
The Clinical Research Fellow will be responsible for biosample collection that will take place in these studies, and must have established skills with blood collection and lumbar puncture for CSF collection. Intrathecal administration of novel forms of huntingtin-lowering agents will be an important responsibility of the Clinical Research fellow, and demonstrated experience and proficiency with lumbar punctures is an absolute requirement for this position.
For more information, visit the website or email email@example.com.
NINDS Seeks Applicants for Clinical Fellowship in Movement Disorders
The Clinical Neurosciences Program of the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is seeking qualified applicants for the Clinical Fellowship in Movement Disorders. Fellowship activities are based on the main campus of the NIH in Bethesda, MD, USA with inpatient and outpatient activities focused in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest research hospital. Our unique program provides both clinical training in movement disorders and in addition to instruction in research methods and scientific investigation. Fellows will see patients in our movement disorder and chemodenervation clinics under the supervision of our distinguished faculty.
Fellows will develop proficiency in the diagnosis and management of movement disorders, ataxias and related neurodegenerative disorders. The large referral base at the NIH enables our trainees to gain experience with common, complex, rare, and undiagnosed conditions. Trainees will also receive instruction the surgical management of movement disorders including deep brain stimulation programming and intraoperative recording techniques. Our botulinum toxin clinic offers trainees experience with a wide variety of indications as well as training in the use of EMG and ultrasound guidance. Fellows have access to state-of-the-art NIH research facilities and dedicated support personnel. Fellows participate in weekly journal clubs and seminars.
Visit the website for more information.
Parkinson's Foundation Offering Movement Disorders Fellowship Training Award
The Parkinson's Foundation is offering an award which provides an institution with the funds to support the two-year long training of an incoming movement disorders fellow, covering their salary and associated costs. The institution is responsible for recruiting and selecting the fellow to receive training – this is not an award to an individual.
Programs will be evaluated on their track record for training fellows in movement disorders; this includes their clinical care and research environments and training opportunities. Programs that provide Fellows with in-depth exposure to clinical research in addition to clinical training are encouraged to apply. Programs will nominate an incoming Fellow for consideration as part of the application process.
For more information, contact Kathleen Littlefield at +1 (646) 388-7640 or visit www.parkinson.org.
Fellowship Offered at North Carolina Research Center
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is immediately open to work with the Network Neuroscience lab at the Biomedical Research Imaging Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The position is open to accomplished and highly motivated candidates, with an interest in neuroimaging and neurodegenerative disease (particularly Parkinson's disease). The lab focuses on fundamental questions relating to brain network organization in health and disease, while aiming to develop methods and tools that could eventually be used in the clinic. Ample training and career development opportunities will be provided, as well as opportunities to collaborate with other groups at UNC.
PhD or an MD/PhD in Neuroscience, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Psychology or other related fields is required. Excellent quantitative background, relevant programming experience (MATLAB, Python or R), experience analyzing functional and/or structural MRI data and a track record of first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals are required. Experience in machine learning would be advantageous.
To apply, please send your CV and a short cover letter via email to Prof. Eran Dayan.
All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Fellowship
Areas of interest: Physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports medicine, neurological rehabilitation and movement disorders musculoskeletal medicine and rheumatology, fluoroscopic guided spine interventions, ultrasound guided intervention.
Also: Ultrasound guided botulinum toxin injection, phenol neurolysis, electro diagnostic medicine, regenerative medicine, ultrasound, biomechanics, ultra-minimally invasive surgery, and exercise physiology.
For more information, contact Dr. Nitesh Gonnade, MD, PMR, Department of PMR AIIMS Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute (Kansas City, MO, USA) Offering Fellowship in Movement Disorders
Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute in collaboration with the University of Missouri, Kansas City, is offering a one-year fellowship with an optional second year in our Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center. Fellows will receive comprehensive training in all aspects of movement disorders, including but not limited to, Parkinson’s disease, atypical parkinsonism syndromes, tremor, dystonia, ataxia, Huntington’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome.
Fellows will learn how to inject botulinum toxin for hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, cervical and limb dystonia, and spasticity including the use of EMG guidance. Training will also include preoperative screening and extensive teaching about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) programming. Fellows will also learn titration and management of Duopa pumps. Weekly didactics including video rounds will supplement the hands on learning in our busy Movement Disorders Center. There will also be opportunities for participation in clinical research. Candidates must have successfully completed an accredited neurology residency.
For more information , contact: Susan Sifers MD MS Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute 4400 Broadway, Suite 520 Kansas City, MO 64111; Phone: +1 (816)960-7640; Fax: +1 (816) 960-7641; E-mail: email@example.com
Movement Disorders Fellowship Awards
The University of Michigan is privileged to offer two funded movement disorders fellowship awards for 2018-20: an Edward J. Safra fellowship (through the Michael J. Fox Foundation) and a Morris K. Udall fellowship (through our Udall Center designation). These prestigious awards will bring top-notch clinical training, with a cutting-edge scientific foundation, in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.
The University of Michigan's Movement Disorders Division is one of the nation's largest, with a diversity of clinical and research expertise. Safra and Udall fellowship graduates will be leaders in advancing patient care for decades to come. To apply for a fellowship, please see our listing.
Georgetown University Offering Fellowships in Movement Disorders
Accepting applications for July 1, 2018
Two-year fellowships are available to highly qualified individuals at Georgetown University Hospital's Movement Disorders Center. Training includes diagnosis and treatment in a wide variety of movement disorders, EMG guided botulinum toxin administration, active participation in the DBS surgical program for Parkinson's disease, tremor and dystonia, intra-operative monitoring, clinical trials, as well as, other research opportunities in both clinical and basic science research.
Application information | Eligibility
Postdoctoral Researcher in Neuropsychology/Clinical Neuroscience/Imaging
The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health (CCLRCBH) in Las Vegas, Nevada is looking for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher. The researcher will work with Dr. Sarah Banks, Ph.D. and Dr. Brent Bluett, D.O. on NIH sponsored research assessing the neuropsychological and neuroimaging correlates of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Bank’s study will assess cross-sectional and longitudinal patterns of cognitive disruption and neuroimaging changes in these patients. Dr. Bluett’s project will focus on the imaging and neuropsychological components which contribute to freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease. As part of the funding mechanism, the researcher will also have collaboration with Dr. Jeff Cummings and other experts in fMRI and PET at the Cleveland Clinic and other top tier institutions.
The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in neuroscience or psychology and have experience with neurodegenerative disease, cognition, and neuroimaging. Background in research with Alzheimer’s and/or Parkinson’s disease is preferred. He or she will work on already existing datasets to answer research questions related to those posed in the grant, and also develop their own projects. Prospective data analysis and manuscript preparation will account for much of the researcher’s time.
The CCLRCBH provides a unique environment to jump start an academic career. This position will be excellent for anyone who has recently graduated and is looking to rapidly build their academic career in a position with no immediate need to obtain external funding.
If interested, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
University of Pittsburgh (PA, USA) Offering Fellowship in Movement Disorders
The Movement Disorders Fellowship Program at the University of Pittsburgh brings together resources of the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Institute of Neurodegenerative diseases (PIND) and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to provide a unique educational environment with extensive resources available for clinical and research training in the field of movement disorders.
The fellowship program seeks candidates committed to an academic career in the neurosciences with specialization in Movement disorders. Consequently, this program emphasizes both clinical and research training in a 2 year training program. All fellows will be thoroughly trained in clinical evaluation and management of Movement Disorders.
In addition to developing clinical expertise to become a Movement Disorder Specialist, each fellow will also participate in one of three individualized research tracks: a Clinical research track, a basic science research track, or a translational research track which combines elements of clinical and basic science research. Regardless of the track selected, the goal of the Fellowship program is two-fold: (1) To become an expert in the clinical management of movement disorders, and (2) To successfully develop an area of research expertise.
For more information, visit our website.
University of Tennessee (USA) Seeks Movement Disorders Clinical and Translational Research Fellow
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is seeking a research fellow. The fellow will receive intense training in clinical trials funded by the NIH and industry (Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, dystonia, essential tremor) and translational research with a focus on neurogenetics.
The fellow will be mentored by Dr. Mark LeDoux. Applicant must have MD and/or PhD degree or equivalent.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Mark LeDoux, MD, PhD
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Department of Neurology
855 Monroe Avenue, Suite 415 Link Building
Memphis, TN, USA 38163
Phone: +1 (901) 237-3561
Fax: +1 (901) 448-7440
DBS Fellowship Offered in Pennsylvania, PA (USA)
The Greenville Neuromodulation Center (GNC) offers a unique fellowship position in Deep Brain Stimulation involving patient care, research, education and training. Fellows will be trained in pre-operative assessment and management of patients with movement disorders, intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring particularly microelectrode recording, and post-operative management encompassing both DBS, pharmacological and other methods. Research focuses on development of Internet-based programs to facilitate patient care and neuromodulation, technological development, and basic research into DBS mechanisms of action.
Fellowship applicants should have completed a neurology residency and have a medical license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to starting the fellowship. Letters of inquiry can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or sent to: Fellowship c/o Erwin Montgomery Jr, MD; Medical Director Greenville Neuromodulation Center 179 Main St. Greenville, PA USA 16125. The start date and salary are negotiable.
VA Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA) Offer Fellowship
This 2-year fellowship (year 3 optional) involves training in the clinical evaluation and management of movement disorder patients, such as those with Parkinson's disease, Parkinson-plus syndromes, tremor, dystonia, ataxia, Huntington's disease, and other movement disorders.
Fellows will learn how to inject botulinum toxin for hemifacial spasm and dystonias, including blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, and limb dystonias. Training will be provided in the screening, programming, and post-operative management of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery for movement disorders.
Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of research including clinical trials, genetic, epidemiological, and histopathological studies, proteomic biomarker discovery, and investigations using model organisms. The fellowship is based at the Seattle Division of the VA Puget Sound with clinical rotations at the University of Washington.
For more information please contact:
Ali Samii, MD
Movement Disorders Fellowship Program Co-Director
Neurology Section (S-127)
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 South Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108 USA
+1 (206) 277-3585
Cyrus Zabetian, MD, MS
Movement Disorders Fellowship Program Co-Director
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (S-182)
VA Puget Sound Healthcare System
1660 South Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
+1 (206) 277-6167
National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (Mexico City) Offers Fellowship in Movement Disorders
The Movement Disorders Clinic at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Mexico City offers a one-year clinical fellowship in Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders.
Fellowship curriculum includes out-patient, in-patient and consultation services. The fellow will be responsible for evaluating and treating patients with Parkinson's disease, atypical parkinsonisms, dystonia and hyperkinetic movement disorders.
Academic and hospital facilities include out-patient clinic (3 days/week), neurogenetics laboratory, sleep disorders clinic, 3T MRI scanner, PET scanner, neuropsychiatry unit, neuropsychology unit, neuro-opthalmology and speech therapy and rehabilitation services.
Development of clinical skills includes use of clinical and rating scales, botulinum toxin administration, clinical evaluation and microelectrode recording during deep brain stimulation surgery, as well as DBS programming.
The fellow is required to participate in clinical rounds and in supervised lectures and presentations for neurology residents and patients. Clinical research is mandatory; at least one published paper is expected at the end of the fellowship. Attending both national and international specialty meetings is encouraged.
The fellowship is recognized and accredited by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
To apply, you must have completed a Neurology Residency Training Program and being certified by your local neurology board. A point-grade of 8 or higher during medical school is desirable. Academic year starts in March and the official language is Spanish.
For more information:
Dr. Mayela Rodriguez-Violante
Movement Disorders Clinic
National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Mexico City, Mexico
Postdoctoral Position Offered at The Brain and Mind Institute, London (ON, Canada)
Drs. Penny MacDonald and Adrian Owen are recruiting a post-doctoral fellow who has experience in fMRI data acquisition and analysis as well as in conducting cognitive research.
The successful candidate will collaborate on projects aimed at understanding cognitive deficits in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and their neural underpinnings. Interested individuals are invited to send an application to Ms. Dawn Pavich (email@example.com), attention Dr. Penny MacDonald.
For more information:
Dr. Penny MacDonald
The Brain and Mind Institute
Room 235, Natural Sciences Building
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, N6A 5B7
Movement Disorder Center (San Diego, CA USA) Movement Disorders Fellowship Available
The Movement Disorder Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Department of Neurosciences is offering one or two year fellowships in movement disorders. UCSD has a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to care, education and research. The fellowship focuses on the development of clinical skills and management of movement disorders including botulinum toxin, deep brain stimulation and pediatric movement disorders. Fellows are strongly encouraged to participate in research.
To apply you must have completed a Neurology Residency Training Program accredited by the Accreditation Council For Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and be eligible for a California license.
For more information on how to apply, go to http://movementdisorders.ucsd.edu. UCSD is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its healthcare team.
Henry Ford Hospital (Michigan, USA) Seeks Movement Disorders Fellows
Henry Ford Hospital, in southeast Michigan, is seeking movement disorder fellows for its Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program based at our new eco-friendly Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.
They division of movement disorder specialists is a growing academic, clinical and research practice that is one of the nation's largest-volume botulinum treatment and DBS therapeutics programs. Faculty appointments are available through Wayne State University School of Medicine for those who qualify In addition, the clinical program is integrated with training of neurology residents and movement disorder fellows and research resources including: state-of-the-art PET, MRI, MEG, EEG monitoring unit, and gait and balance diagnostic facilities.
The Henry Ford Hospital program has been a leading center for Parkinson's disease drug development and the recipient of funding from NIH and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
The Henry Ford Hospital Fellowship program offered to Board-eligible neurology residency graduates, offers one- and two-year clinical training and research opportunities, with salary support at the PGY-V level.
Peter LeWitt, MD
Henry Ford Health System
Henry Ford West Bloomfield
6777 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI USA 48322
Tel: +1 248-355-2452