The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Boston Children’s Hospital invites applications for the inaugural Director of the Biomarker Core. We seek an individual who will lead the development of biomarkers for child and adolescent mental health research nationwide. Locally, the Director of the Biomarker Core will spearhead the development and implementation of biomarker related research among scientists affiliated with our department and the Brain Mind Behavior Center. We define biomarkers broadly, but emphasize research including hormones, immune processes, epigenetics, brain structure/function and/or developing technologies. An active NIH- funded research program focused on identifying and refining clinically useful developmentally sensitive biomarkers is required. Experience directing core facilitates would be advantageous. Suitable candidates will have an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD (or equivalent). Appointment at Harvard Medical School as an Assistant or Associate Professor will be commensurate with experience and requires ongoing teaching.
Applicants should send a personal statement that describes both research interest and experience and interest in core development and collaborative transdisciplinary research and Curriculum Vitae to Cleo Hereford (Cleo.Hereford@childrens.harvard.edu). All inquiries are confidential. Candidates will be reviewed in mid-September 2023 and reviews will continue until an appropriate applicant is selected.
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