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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Aging Brain Center

  • Expired: February 01, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.


Title of Immediate Supervisors/Co-Mentorship: 
•    Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH, Director of the Aging Brain Center, Marcus Institute

Position Summary:  
This is a 2-3 year opportunity for a post-doctoral candidate to conduct independent research, under mentorship of Harvard Medical School faculty, in several ongoing large cohort and database studies. This is an ideal opportunity for independent research using state-of-the-art outcome measures under the mentorship of renowned senior investigators. Must have interest and experience in research on delirium, dementia, or cognitive disorders. PhD or MD required with an academic background/interest in cognitive disorders, aging, gerontology, geriatrics, psychology/psychiatry, neuropsychology, neurology, epidemiology/biostatistics. The fellow will join a vibrant investigative team and would be directly involved in conducting analysis, interpreting findings, and authoring manuscripts. Candidates should have prior research training in epidemiological and biostatistics approaches. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required to interact with a large research team including senior scientists, data managers, and biostatisticians. 

Opportunity to apply to the Harvard Translational Research in Aging program (T32)
Harvard Translational Research in Aging Training Program | Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research

Will be part of the Network for Investigation of Delirium: Unifying Scientists (NIDUS):

Note: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application due to the funding sources for the position

Position Responsibilities
•    Conduct independent research in the epidemiology of cognitive disorders of aging, including delirium and dementia.
•    Plan, design and implement projects in conjunction with mentors and other collaborators, as appropriate.
•    Take lead on interpretation of research results and writing papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
•    Collaborate with colleagues and participate in team meetings and Center group activities.
•    Present work at internal and external seminars and national/international conferences.
•    Contribute to identifying potential funding sources and making applications to support future research funding.
•    Lead or participate in the supervision and training of junior research staff, postgraduate students, and/or technical staff. 
•    Establish and maintain an expert reputation and track record of publications in field/discipline.
•    Contribute to the development of new ideas or approaches supportive of the Center’s mission to elucidate mechanisms and develop and test strategies for the prevention or abatement of delirium, dementia, and other cognitive brain disorders related to aging.
•    The above covers the most significant responsibilities of the position.  It does not, however, exclude other duties, which would be in conformity with the level of the position. Completes special projects as assigned.

•    MD or PhD degree received within the last 5 years
•    Strong academic background in in geriatric medicine, internal medicine, gerontology, psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology, cognitive disorders, or epidemiology.    
•    Knowledge of quantitative methods in epidemiology 
•    Some prior research experience
•    Computer literacy required (e.g., Windows, Word, Excel). 
•    Knowledge and experience with a general purpose statistical software package (e.g., R, Stata, SAS, SPSS) required
•    Must be professional, proactive, collaborative, conscientious and results-oriented 
•    Must have an optimistic and positive demeanor, excellent oral and written communication skills, good intuition and able to adapt to changing priorities.
•    Must have solid analytical skills
•    Must have superb organizational skills
•    Must be creative and proactive yet disciplined, discriminating and able to streamline work volume in order to maintain bottom line efforts in midst of multi-tasking and daily re-prioritizing. 
•    Must have ability to innovate, think strategically and conceptually, manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle difficult situations.
•    Must be motivated to learn and flexible to change.

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