University of Washington School of Public Health
Post-doctoral position (2 years) - Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Preventive Medicine
Closing Date: April 30, 2018
Posted: March 22, 2018
Two‐year postdoctoral position in medical genetics with a focus on migraine at Brigham and Women’s
We are inviting applications for a 2‐year postdoctoral position funded by an investigator‐initiated grant
on migraine genetics from the NINDS/NIH. The initial goal of the position would be understanding the
causes of migraine through genetic analysis. The position would be embedded within a research group with general interests in cardiometabolic and other vascular diseases that would provide topics for additional projects in medical genetics. Projects would leverage our large databases for genetic analysis
including the Women’s Genome Health Study (N=23,294) and the JUPITER trial (N=12,649), and recently also the UK Biobank (N~500,000), as well as resources available through our participation in large international consortia for genetic analysis.
The position would be based at the Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
The Division’s faculty have research interests in epidemiology and clinical trials related to chronic
conditions typically associated with aging. Researchers in the Division are fully integrated into the
biomedical community affiliated with Harvard Medical School, the Harvard TH Chan School of Public
Health, and the Broad Institute, providing a rich environment for local collaboration.
The successful candidate would have a PhD, MD, or equivalent with experience in statistical genetics,
although candidates with backgrounds in other quantitative sciences and interest in genetics would also be considered. Demonstrable capacity for independent research is desirable. To learn more,
please forward a CV and cover letter to Daniel Chasman, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of
Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115 by email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably by April 30, 2018.