The Dunn Lab (www.thedunnlab.com) at the Massachusetts General Hospital has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research fellow, who will work on a diverse portfolio of research studies examining deciduous teeth as novel biomarkers of exposure to stress and subsequent risk for mental health problems. The position is based in the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU), the Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM), and Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston).
This is a highly unique opportunity for someone seeking an interdisciplinary training experience to build and analyze novel datasets while receiving outstanding team-based mentorship. Candidates with backgrounds in multiple disciplines, including but not limited to epidemiology, genetics, medical anthropology, anthropological archeology, dentistry, biology, and/or public health are encouraged to apply.
The new hire will be appointed as a Research Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Post-Doc at the Harvard Medical School.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The fellow’s responsibilities will include: designing the workflow processes to acquire tooth-based indicators for current and future research studies, acquiring data from epidemiological cohorts with tooth-based measures, running quantitative and qualitative analyses for current NIH and foundation-supported projects, and disseminating research findings through scholarly presentations and publications. The post-doc will function as a high-level contributor, coordinator, and team member in this work, with numerous opportunities for interactions with investigators from diverse fields globally.
Fellows will be directly supervised by Dr. Erin Dunn, a social and psychiatric epidemiologist with expertise in genetics, epigenetics, and the biological embedding of early life adversity.
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Candidates with backgrounds in multiple disciplines, including but not limited to epidemiology, genetics, medical anthropology, anthropological archeology, dentistry, biology, and/or public health are encouraged to apply.
Start time is flexible and applicants do not need to be based in Boston at the start of work.
To apply, please send a single email containing your CV and a brief statement describing your qualifications for this position to Ms. Alison Hoffnagle, Program Director for the Dunn Lab, at: AHOFFNAGLE@mgh.harvard.edu
Minimum Required: Doctoral Degree
Preferred: Doctoral Degree
Required: Recent PhD graduate
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.