The Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School is seeking candidates for post-doctoral research fellowship positions for a newly-funded cardiometabolic project within our longstanding program of research “Sleep, Aging, and Circadian Rhythm Disorders”. Sub-projects include: "Recurrent circadian disruption & pancreatic β-cell responsiveness in older people" and "Adverse metabolic impact of sleep loss in older adults: Insulin resistance".
Our overall research program is wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary, with an emphasis on circadian biology, sleep physiology, and sleep disorders medicine. Our faculty and current trainees have backgrounds in physiology, psychology, neuroscience, medicine, and mathematics.
The central theme of the current program is that chronic sleep loss and circadian disruption, both prevalent in older people, impair glucose tolerance via multiple, interacting but distinct underlying mechanisms. We are seeking post-doctoral candidates with strong skills and experience in clinical research, including studies of physiology, endocrinology, metabolism, sleep medicine, and/or chronobiology.
We have a strong Institutional and Departmental commitment to research training, with many opportunities for career development and continuing education. Post-doctoral fellows will take part in an extensive training program within our program, and have many opportunities to attend workshops and take courses as part of their training. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US to apply for a funded position, although trainees with other funding sources will also be considered, and can apply to take part in the same educational opportunities through our Certificate Program.
Interested candidates should see our website for details of our training program and requirements, frequently-asked-questions, and application materials and directions. Applicants may also contact Drs. Orfeu Buxton (email@example.com) or Jeanne Duffy (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information. Applications should be submitted electronically following the guidelines on our website. http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/training/research-training-program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.
We strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates.