Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity
Circadian control of cardiovascular function
Medical Chronobiology Program, Division of Sleep Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
A postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available for an ongoing project to define the impace of the circadian system and sleep on cardiovascular function in humas (e.g., Sheer et al., PNAS, 2010 and Hu et al., Circulation, 2011). This research will help us understand interactions between stressful behaviors and the boyd clock upon cardiovascular health and disease. The successful applicant will be expected to complete this ongoing project and develop new research initiatives.
The selected candidate will work under the co-supervision of Dr. Frank Scheer and Dr. Steven Shea, at the Medical Chronobiology Program (MCP), at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The MCP investigates the mechanisms underlying the daily variation in disease severity, including the morning peak in heart attacks, and investigates the consequences of circadian distrubances, such as in shift work. We primarily study humans. More information about the MCP can be found at: https://sleep.med.harvard.edu/research/labs/54
Expected background of candidates
We seek a post-doctoral fellow (MD or PhD) who has a strong background in human physiology, ideally in cardiovascular function and/or exercise physiology. Expected start date: immediate, or soon thereafter. The initial appointment will be for 1.5 years, renewable annual thereafter.
How to apply
To apply for a position, the following documents should be sent by email to Dr. Frank Scheer (email@example.com) and Dr. Steven Shea (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- 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).
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