Training Opportunities

Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School is seeking applications for an 18-month postdoctoral fellowship position beginning July 1, 2022 (or a mutually agreed-upon date). This research and clinical training fellowship represents a unique opportunity to combine interest in pediatric behavioral sleep medicine and sleep health education in the primary care setting.

The fellowship structure consists of a full time opportunity to conduct clinical sleep research as part of a grant-funded initiative in sleep health education in pediatric primary care settings. The project will focus on the development, implementation and evaluation of a sleep health and wellness education program targeting low income racial/ethnic minority school-aged children, their caregivers and their healthcare providers. The fellow will be involved in project development and implementation, subject recruitment, data collection and analysis, and abstract and manuscript preparation. Research training will be directed by Judith Owens, MD MPH, the Co-Director of the BCH Sleep Medicine Program and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Additional collaborators include Rebecca Robbins PhD, an Associate Scientist in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Instructor in Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, and Monica Ordway PhD, PPCNP, a nurse-scientist and pediatric nurse practitioner at the Yale Pediatric Sleep Clinic, and Associate Professor at Yale School of Nursing.

The fellow will be able to take advantage of the considerable education and training resources in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In addition, an option to obtain additional clinical training in behavioral sleep medicine is available under the supervision of Eric Zhou PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Dr. Owens.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field (e.g., psychology, nursing). An established track record of research productivity is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate established quantitative research skills, experience in analysis of data, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and with collaborators.

A competitive salary, benefits, and travel/educational opportunities in the rich interdisciplinary environment of Harvard Medical School and its many affiliated institutions are offered.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and one research sample (e.g., publication) by email to Dr. Owens at Judith.owens@childrens.harvard.edu.

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