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Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Lab at Spaulding HospitalBoston & Cambridge(SRN,SRH,SHC)

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Type: Full Time
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts





Job Description:

DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking a highly-motivated individual to serve as a Research Scientist at the Cardiovascular Research Lab within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. This person should have an intense interest in blood flow regulation to bone and have the ability to work dynamically in a team situation, as well as autonomously on their own project. We engage in research utilizing innovative technologies and cross-discipline collaborations to provide the foundation for evidence-based practice. The laboratory offers opportunities to further develop one's scientific and professional skills in the area of systemic hemodynamic regulation, autonomic control, and developing interventions to mitigate declines associated with spinal cord injury. Specific research focus will be on identifying mechanisms of blood flow control to bone in healthy individuals, as well as investigating the impact of structural and vascular peripheral changes on bone perfusion in the spinal cord injury population. The ultimate objective is to gain insight to physiological mechanisms underlying bone loss post spinal cord injury in order to develop recommendations for rehabilitation interventions that will benefit not only the spinal cord injured but will extend to other populations as well (i.e. diabetes, anorexia, etc.).

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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Screening and recruit subjects for laboratory-based studied, follow-up as needed with study participates,
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Orient and instrument subjects for laboratory testing of blood flow regulation to bone,
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Conduct and assist in laboratory-based data collection, organize and maintain data subject files, both hard copy and computer,
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Derive bone blood flow parameters and characterize bone flow control using complex computer software,
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Perform state-of-the-art analyses of cardiovascular and bone circulation derived time-series and statistical testing using PC-based software,
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Generate graphical presentation of data using computer applications,
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Draft reports and revise manuscripts for publications with the assistance of the lab director,
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Draft grants and portions of grants for submission to federal and private agencies with the assistance of the lab director,
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Generate and contribute to study design for future research,
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Disseminate findings through peer-reviewed publications, presentations at scientific and community meetings, internal and external seminars, and other venues,
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Stay current in area of research interest through review of the relevant literature, educate self about the latest methods and evidence related to physiologic, cardiovascular, and biomedical science,
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Assist with current IRB protocols (writing and revising new IRB submissions and continuing reviews),
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Assist with keeping laboratory standard operating procedures up to date, general administrative responsibilities and paperwork.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION/DEGREE

Required

A PhD degree in a field encompassing neuroscience and neuroimaging.

EXPERIENCE

Prefered

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Research experience in neuroscience and neuroimaging, preferably in the fields of pain, SCI and MR data analysis, as demonstrated by at least one first-author publication for which MRI or PET methodology has been used.
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Candidates are expected to have considerable experience in the analysis of neuroimaging data, basic programming skills in Python or Matlab, and a solid understanding of inferential statistics

SKILLS

Preferred

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Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills
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Strong interpersonal skills and comfort interacting with research participants with spinal cord injuries
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English language fluency
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Excellent ability to work independently * Familiarity with neuroimaging tools like Freesurfer, SPM, FSL

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Excellent attention to detail

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