Jobs

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Nutrition and Alzheimer’s Disease

Employer

HSL Institute for Aging Research, Harvard Medical School

Location

Boston, Massachusetts

Principal Investigator

Gene Bowman

Contact

Interested applicants can send a letter of interest (one page max), CV, and one original research article to genebowman@hsl.harvard.edu.

Description

A two-year postdoctoral fellowship is open at the Hebrew Senior Life Institute for Aging Research (HSL IFAR), within its Interventional Studies in Aging Center. The fellow will conduct nutritional interventions in aging and Alzheimer disease under the supervision and guidance of Harvard Medical School faculty. The successful candidate may also analyze existing cohorts with nutritional metabolomics, genetics, neuroimaging and psychometric data to generate publications and refine clinical trial design.

Requirements

  • Passion and aptitude for nutrition and neurology/neuroscience research.
  • M.D., N.D., Ph.D., Sc.D., or equivalent in nutrition, medicine, neuroscience, nutritional or genetic epidemiology, neuropsychology, or similar with experience in human investigations.
  • Experience in clinical nutrition or natural bioactive research or cognitive neuroscience/Alzheimer’s disease are considered an asset.
  • Experience with PK/PD trial designs and data considered an asset.
  • Able to test hypotheses using existing data sets with molecular biomarkers of nutrition, metabolism, neurodegenerative disease, together with cognitive outcomes.
  • Self-motivated and driven individual who can work independently and in a team.
  • Excellent track record of peer reviewed research considering career level.
  • Proactive in taking responsibility for the overall management of their project.
  • Superb oral and written communication skills.