New opening for a postdoctoral fellow to investigate mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of painful peripheral neuropathies. The project involves collection and analysis of data from human subjects with and without painful neuropathies. Projects include development and validation of patient-reported outcomes in-person and by Internet, and objective study using skin biopsies, autonomic function testing, and blood tests for genetic sequencing and immunologic markers. The fellowship is sponsored by funded research grants from the NIH and DoD and is immediately available.
The Nerve Unit is a clinical and research group within the Neurology department of the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The director, A.L. Oaklander MD PhD is a peripheral nerve specialist with broad interests in diseases that affect the small-fiber peripheral neurons. See here for specifics.
Candidates should have an advanced degree in medicine or medical research, ideally with neurological training; MD/PhD preferred. Applicants must demonstrate English-speaking fluency and experience with medical patients. Salary commensurate with NIH and hospital guidelines.
Qualified applicants should email a single PDF file including a letter describing their career goals and availability, CV, and contact information of three references to Dr. Keegan.