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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY in the PROGRAM IN SLEEP MEDICINE EPIDEMIOLOGY

July 7, 2016



POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY
in the PROGRAM IN SLEEP MEDICINE EPIDEMIOLOGY

Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Department of Medicine,
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School

The Program in Sleep Medicine Epidemiology in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH) is seeking two candidates for post-doctoral research fellowship positions.

We seek post-doctoral fellows to join our team who will participate in ongoing projects and develop new research initiatives. The areas are:

(a)    Sleep Disorders Genetic Epidemiology: The post-doctoral fellow will conduct genetic epidemiological studies using large databases of genomic data and will perform complex trait analysis of sleep and relevant traits. The candidate will interact with national consortia working collaboratively to analyze genotype and sequencing data, and with experts in genetic statistics. Additional research may involve deep phenotyping, experimental functional follow-up studies, and development of resources to support precision medicine.  Candidates should have knowledge of genetic statistical methods, excellent informatics and database skills, a good publication record, and (preferably) experience with sleep or pulmonary research.

(b)    Sleep Disparities Research: The post-doctoral fellow will conduct research aimed at adapting behavioral sleep interventions for use in low income communities and designing studies to test intervention effectiveness. Additional research may involve assessment of mHealth devices, studies of the social and physical neighborhood environment, and complementary experimental neuroimaging studies to map mechanistic responses.   Candidates should have knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research, a good publication record, and (preferably) experience with behavioral, clinical or epidemiological studies.  A background in sleep, health disparities or epidemiology is desirable.

BWH is a 777-bed academic medical center and teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. The Program in Sleep Medicine Epidemiology is comprised of a diverse, multidisciplinary team of experts in sleep medicine/epidemiology, informatics, biomedical engineering, social epidemiology, genetic statistics and biostatistics.  Researchers have access to state-of-the art clinical research facilities at the Center for Clinical Investigation, part of the Harvard Catalyst [Clinical and Translational Research Center].

There is strong Institutional and Departmental commitment to research training, with many opportunities for career development and continuing education. Post-doctoral fellows are expected to take part in our institutional training program in “Sleep, Circadian and Respiratory Neurobiology”.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references, in electronic format to Susan Redline, MD, MPH, c/o lpreston2@partners.org.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.

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