Summary Description: Columbia University's Department of Medicine, Division of Behavioral Cardiology, The Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health invites applications for a research position. The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will be mentored in conducting high-impact research on psychosocial and behavioral factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease incidence and recurrence. Currently funded research opportunities include large cohort studies of psychosocial risk factors in survivors of acute cardiovascular events, studies of emergency room and hospital environment influences on patient outcomes, mechanistic studies of the link between psychological factors and cardiovascular physiology, and innovative ecological studies of stress and health using intensive longitudinal electronic data collection. Particular areas of emphasis include: PTSD, depression, stress, medication adherence, physical activity, sleep, endothelial dysfunction, and autonomic imbalance. Faculty who work collaboratively with fellows include: Karina Davidson (Director), Donald Edmondson, Ian Kronish, Joseph Schwartz, Daichi Shimbo, Jennifer Sumner, and Siqin Ye. More information on the program and faculty can be found at http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/cbch/. The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will have the opportunity to collaborate in the design of data collection, the analysis and interpretation of results, and the publication of manuscripts. M.D. and/or Ph.D. and a research or clinical background in specialty is required.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong track record of first-authored peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated facility with statistical methods, and the ability to work in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment. Include statement of research interests and career goals; curriculum vitae; and three letters of recommendation.
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 334_61964
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