Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
September 13, 2022
Boston, United States of America
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Shadab Rahman
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We are looking to recruit at least one postdoctoral fellow immediately in the Circadian Physiology Program, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Brigham and Women's Hospital. Fellows are also appointed to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

The Circadian Physiology Program focuses on basic and applied aspects of human circadian biology. Our translational approach uses a range of techniques including epidemiology, field-based physiological studies and inpatient intensive physiological monitoring.

Current NIH funded clinical projects include: (1) constructing Phase Response Curves for shifts in central and peripheral clock markers in response to meal timing in humans; (2) examining the impact of statins on lipid circadian rhythms and (3) evaluating the impact of menstrual phase on cognitive impairment associated with chronic variable sleep loss. Additional collaborative projects include examining the role of sleep and circadian systems in regulating parturition, perimenopausal depression, and oxidative stress and mood regulation in humans.

Ideal candidates will have a PhD in life sciences and have prior experience, although not mandatory, in:
• Human circadian or sleep studies,
• Statistical analysis/coding (e.g., SAS, R, Matlab).

Candidates may be eligible to apply to the Division’s NIH-funded T32 Research Training Program in Sleep, Circadian and Respiratory Neurobiology to complete a Certificate in Sleep Medicine from HMS.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Shadab Rahman ( with “CPP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship” in the subject line and include a cover letter (2 pages maximum), complete CV, and contact information for three references.

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