Hebrew SeniorLife

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Frailty Research

    Job Locations US-MA-Roslindale
    Job ID
    2018-2451
    Category
    Research/Medicine
  • Overview

    A two-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity is available at the Hebrew SeniorLife Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.  The fellow will have an opportunity to conduct database research (e.g., analysis of existing datasets) or patient-oriented research (e.g., primary data collection) on frailty and outcomes, under the supervision of Harvard Medical School faculty. 

     

    The main research areas are as follows:

    • Measurement of frailty in claims data and routine healthcare databases
    • Frailty and comparative effectiveness and safety of drug therapy
    • Preoperative frailty assessment and outcomes of cardiovascular procedures

    Responsibilities

    The fellow will be involved, under the mentorship and supervision of Harvard Medical School faculty, in carrying out analysis of existing datasets by writing research protocols, conducting the analysis, interpreting the results, and preparing manuscripts within the 3 major research areas outlined above. In addition, there will be an opportunity to participate in patient-oriented research, which involves patient enrollment and data collection. It is expected that the fellow will pursue an academic research-oriented career in aging research by applying for various funding opportunities. Throughout the fellowship, the fellow will be mentored by Dr. Kim and other Harvard Medical School faculty for career development.

    Qualifications

    • MD or PhD or equivalent in medicine, epidemiology, gerontology, and other related health sciences.
    • Commitment to pursue an academic research-oriented career in aging research.
    • Track record in aging research, evidenced by peer-reviewed original publications.
    • At least some experience with a statistical software (Stata, R, or SAS).
    • Self-motivated and goal-driven individual who can work independently and in a team.
    • Superb organization and multi-tasking skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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