University of Utah: Movement Disorders Specialist

The University of Utah is recruiting an academic neurologist with fellowship training in Movement Disorders.

Our program serves a multi‐state area in the Intermountain West and is the major site in this area for referral of complex patients with movement disorders. The individual recruited would have opportunities to develop a clinical program and an active translational research program and to pursue a joint appointment with our Veterans Affairs Hospital. Opportunities for telemedicine and outreach clinics also exist. Candidates with existing private or extramural funding are strongly recommended to apply.

The Movement Disorders clinic includes an active neuromodulation program with surgery case volume of up to 1 per week, programming daily, and exposure to all current devices. Botulinum toxin injections occur daily and the clinic houses a Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) Center of Excellence and a Tourette Association of America (TAA) Center of Excellence. Subspecialty clinic areas include ataxia, neurogenetics, autoimmune movement disorders, autonomic dysfunction clinic and laboratory, and cognitive disorders. Primary faculty members in the division are currently in the role of Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator in 16 studies, ranging from basic science to clinical trials and funded by the NIH, private foundations and pharmaceutical companies

Opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration include:

  • Clinical trials - As a member of the NINDS Neurological Network for Excellence in Clinical Trials
  • Bioengineering - With DBS-focused research
  • Biostatistics - We are an NIH Clinical Translational Science program center
  • Epidemiology/Neurogenetics - Including our Utah Population Database
  • Neuroradiology - On‐site PET/SPECT ligands, f-MRI, and Scientific Computing Institute
  • Molecular Biology of Movement Disorders and Neurodegeneration

Nestled along the Wasatch Mountain Range, our Salt Lake City location offers incomparable work-life balance through every season.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to:

Please contact Dr. Stefan Pulst at the AAN Annual Meeting (May 4th – 10th, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA) or email

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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