Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity
Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital

July 14, 2015

Development of countermeasures against adverse metabolic effects of shift work
Medical Chronobiology Program, Division of Sleep Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

A postdoctoral fellow position is available for a project to test the effects of circadian misalignment on metabolism and on circadian organization, and to test countermeasures against the adverse effects of circadian misalignment in humans (e.g., Scheer et al., PNAS, 2009; Morris et al., PNAS, 2015). The successful applicant will be expected to complete this project and develop new research initiatives.
The selected candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Frank Scheer, at the Medical Chronobiology Program (MCP), at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The MCP investigates the impact of the circadian system and circadian disruption on health and disease. We primarily study humans. More information about the MCP can be found at: More information about the MCP can be found here.

Expected background of candidates
We seek a post-doctoral fellow (MD or PhD) who has a strong background in human physiology, ideally in metabolic function and/or circadian physiology. Expected start date: immediate, or soon thereafter. The initial appointment will be for 2 years, renewable annually thereafter.

How to apply
To apply for a position, the following documents should be sent by email to Dr. Frank Scheer (

• Cover letter including motivation
• CV including contact information for three references
• Although this is not a condition of employment, please indicate whether or not you would be eligible for an NIH training fellowship (US citizen or permanent resident).

BWH is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran or a Vietnam Era veteran or the presence of a disability where otherwise qualified.

Sponsoring Faculty

Frank A.J.L. Scheer, PhD


Frank A.J.L. Scheer, PhD

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