POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY in CIRCADIAN BIOLOGY and/or SLEEP MEDICINE
Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
The Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH)/Harvard Medical School (HMS) is seeking a candidate for a post-doctoral research fellowship position. Our clinical research program is wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary, with an emphasis on circadian biology, sleep physiology, and sleep disorders medicine. Our current faculty and trainees have backgrounds in physiology, psychology, medicine, and mathematics, and the successful candidate will be encouraged to collaborate within and outside the Division as they pursue their research interests.
Current research focuses on understanding how sleep and biological rhythms change with age; the consequences of sleep deprivation and sleep restriction on sleep, waking performance/ alertness, and metabolism; individual differences in the biological timing system; the effects of light on the human circadian system; the influence of sleep and biological rhythms on hormonal regulation; individual differences in sleep timing, sleep need, and response to sleep deprivation; developing mathematical models of sleep and circadian influences on performance and alertness; developing new statistical methods for analysis of sleep and circadian variables; developing new techniques for electronic data capture in clinical research settings; developing biomarkers of circadian rhythmicity and sleep loss.
We seek a post-doctoral fellow to join our team who will participate in ongoing projects and develop new research initiatives. These projects will be inpatient laboratory studies or field studies of human sleep and/or chronobiology conducted in the state-of-the art clinical research facilities at the BWH Center for Clinical Investigation. Candidates should have knowledge of study design and experimental statistics, grant-writing experience, a good publication record, and (preferably) experience conducting studies on human subjects. A background in sleep or chronobiological research is desirable.
Brigham Health is a global leader, devoted to maintaining and restoring health for people everywhere. Brigham Health is composed of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization. Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is an international leader in virtually every area of medicine and has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives around the world. A major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, BWH has a legacy of excellence that continues to grow year after year. BWH includes 150 outpatient practices with over 1,200 physicians. We serve patients from New England, throughout the United States, and from 120 countries around the world. BWH is an internationally-known referral center for the most complex cases in nearly all areas of medicine. In fact, U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked us a top hospital and among the best in specialty areas including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, and rheumatology.
BWH employs more than 1,000 principal investigators and more than 3,700 researchers. Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders researchers have access to state-of-the art clinical research facilities including 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” (http://sleep.med.harvard.edu). The initial appointment will be for 2 years, with possibility of annual renewals thereafter.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references, in electronic format to Dr. Jeanne F. Duffy [[email protected]].
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.
We strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates.