Child and Family Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program
Accepting Applicants for August 2016
We are accepting applications for our Child and Family Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program. This mentored career development (K12) program for junior faculty focuses on patient centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research.
This K12 program supports junior faculty, who are on their way to building careers that include research directly linked to delivery systems. The funding for this program comes from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) administered through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It builds on our fellowship training in the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, but this program is targeted at junior faculty members, rather than post-doctoral fellows. The three primary sites of the program are Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), and the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (DPM). We link with a wide range of delivery systems and have a symposia series on key topics taking place throughout the year. The grant covers 75% of each scholar’s salary (up to a limit of $90,000) for 2-3 years, and provides additional funds (up to $25k annually) for scholars’ research development costs and individual training.
Our leadership team includes Drs. Jonathan Finkelstein (Director, BCH), Erinn Rhodes (Associate Director, BCH), Mark Schuster (BCH), Kenneth Mandl (BCH), Milton Kotelchuck (MGHfC), Karen Kuhlthau (MGHfC), Elsie Taveras (MGHfC), Matthew Gillman (DPM), Grace Lee (DPM), and Don Goldmann (Institute for Healthcare Improvement).
We are accepting applications through November 15, 2015 for positions starting on August 1, 2016. For this program, it is critical that scholars have primary interests in patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research as defined by PCORI. Applicants must have or concurrently apply for a faculty position at one of our primary sites. Please contact our Associate Director, Dr. Erinn Rhodes (email@example.com) with questions or to request an application form.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gene Editing Technology
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience is seeking a talented and creative postdoctoral fellow to join our multi-disciplinary group as part of the Next Generation New Scholars Program. The successful applicant will work in a collaborative environment with multiple research teams to employ gene editing technologies such as CRISPR/Cas9 in a diverse group of model systems including human iPSC lines, primary neurons, mouse, hamsters, and Drosophila. The NIH funded project will be focused on creating knockout, knockin, and overexpression models to determine how selective gene disruptions lead to deficits in social interactions, alter neurodevelopment, and contribute to neurological disease. We are particularly looking for individuals with a background in molecular biology or genetics with an emphasis on molecular cloning/screening, the ability to manipulate mammalian and invertebrate cells, and prior experience in utilizing genome editing techniques with a particular focus on the CRISPR/Cas9 system. Candidates must have recently completed their Ph.D. and be without postdoctoral training.
To apply, please submit your CV, a brief description of your research interests and prior experience (no more than one page) to Dr. Elliott Albers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Georgia State University, a Research University of the University System of Georgia, is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from women and under-represented minority groups.
Internal Number: 1500
About The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. It is an award-winning, interdisciplinary research consortium composed of more than 150 neuroscientists. In 2009 we celebrated our 10-year anniversary, marking the tremendous strides made by center members in research and education that will have lasting impact on the field of neuroscience for de...cades to come.
The CBN's original scientific focus was the neuroscience of social behaviors in the areas of affiliation, aggression, fear and reproduction and the emotional and regulatory processes that underlie them. In the intervening years, inclusion of additional behavioral neuroscientists at the participating institutions resulted in an expansion of the CBN's activities into the areas of memory, cognition, reward functions of the brain and positive emotional states. That process continues today as the CBN responds to the changing landscape of neuroscience and the evolving needs of its member institutions.
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