VA Boston Healthcare System
February 7, 2022
Boston, MA
Job Type
Contact Person/Department
Mark R Zielinski


Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity – Sleep, inflammation, and vascular hemodynamics




A post-doctoral fellow position is available June 1st, 2022, or soon after for a new research project to determine mechanisms affecting sleep from traumatic brain injury. We aim to investigate the role of novel inflammatory mechanisms that regulate sleep and the electroencephalogram and how these mechanisms relate to changes in cerebral vascular hemodynamics. The post-doctoral fellow is expected to complete this project and to develop their own novel area of research under the guidance of the primary investigator.


The hired candidate will work under Dr. Mark R. Zielinski at the Neuroimmunology and Sleep Laboratory at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Mark Zielinski | Sleep Medicine ( The Neuroimmunology and Sleep Laboratory investigates the role of the immune system in homeostatic sleep, sleep responses to pathogens, and animal models of pathologies. We primarily use animal models to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating sleep and the electroencephalogram.

Expected background of candidates

We seek a post-doctoral fellow (PhD) who has exceptional experimental and analytical skills in sleep, immunology, molecular biology, neuroscience, and/or cerebral vascular research and has a record of publications in these areas. The candidate should have excellent organizational skills, be able to work with a team or independently, and be capable of communicating their findings at meetings and in writing. The expected start date is June 1st or soon after. The appointment will be for 2 years and is renewable annually.

How to apply

To apply for a position, the following documents should be sent by email to Mark R. Zielinski, PhD (

  • MUST BE a US Citizen with a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree
  • Cover letter including future goals
  • CV including contact information for three references


Highlights of the Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Competitive salary and health benefits
  • Eligible for VA intramural grant funds, including Career Development Awards
  • Located within Boston city limits
  • Access to Harvard Core Facilities from our Harvard Medical School Affiliation


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

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