Channing Division of Network Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
The Channing Division of Network Medicine (CDNM) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) is pleased to announce the Channing Fellowship, the most prestigious and competitive postdoctoral positions offered at CDNM.
CDNM is a research division within the Department of Medicine at BWH and HMS. The Mission of CDNM is: To use an integrated, network-based, systems biology-driven approach to define the etiology of complex diseases; to reclassify complex diseases based on systems pathobiological mechanisms; and to develop new treatments and preventive strategies based on these new disease classifications using systems pharmacology approaches. CDNM has more than 50 primary faculty members with expertise in genetics, epidemiology, statistics, bioinformatics, epigenetics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, and network-based analyses of complex human diseases. CDNM hosts many relevant cohorts, including the ongoing Nurses’ Health Studies, with up to 40 years of follow-up and repeated detailed information on diet and lifestyle from over 200,000 women. From this and many other cohorts, we have multiple biospecimen types to be leveraged, ranging from DNA samples from more than 200,000 individuals to an ongoing collection of 20,000 stool and oral swab samples. CDNM has its own freezer storage system and extensive computing resources.
Channing Fellows should be individuals with outstanding talent and accomplishment who are eager to broaden their scientific horizons and make a substantial impact in studying complex diseases. They will receive a two-year appointment with competitive annual salary. They will participate in existing research projects with one or multiple faculty members at CDNM, and also have freedom to develop their own scientific interests with the support of their faculty mentors. It is our intention that the Channing Fellowship experience will have a profound impact on the scientific development and future careers of the Channing Fellows.
Applicants must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree; strong quantitative skills and practical experience working with large-scale datasets and applying bioinformatic tools are essential. Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, women and minority applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants should send a letter detailing their interest and CV to Chair of the Channing Fellowship Review Committee by February 1, 2020:
Edwin K. Silverman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Channing Division of Network Medicine
181 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115