Lemann Foundation Cardiovascular Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Lemann Foundation Cardiovascular Research Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is accepting applications for the 2020 cycle. The fellowship supports full-time training in cardiovascular research for Brazilian physicians or medical scientists who have a commitment from their home institution and convincing possibilities for developing a research career upon return to Brazil. The Fellowship will be managed and administered by the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

The amount of the award will be commensurate with the prevailing postdoctoral training stipend scale in accordance with Brigham and Women's Hospital policy. The Fellows will be provided with a benefit package from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Quick Facts

  • Number of awards available: 3
  • Beginning of the Fellowship: Between March and July 2020
  • Duration of Grant: Two years
  • Application Deadline: November 29, 2019 (by 17:00)

Lemann Foundation Cardiovascular Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Topics

Faculty

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a scientific, clinical and academic stronghold with a long history of firsts. Our culture promotes excellence in patient care, teaching and research and affords an exceptional environment for research training and participation in exciting advances in research. Lemann Fellows have worked in the research groups directed by Drs. Edelman, Garcia-Cardeña, T. Gaziano, Libby, Morrow, Pfeffer, Ridker, Sabatine, Seidman, and Solomon.

Our Cardiovascular Medicine Faculty 

Aims

This fellowship will support full time research training in cardiovascular research for physicians or medical scientists who have a commitment from their home institution and convincing possibilities for developing a research career upon return to Brazil. The research opportunities span basic laboratory science through translational, epidemiologic, and large-scale clinical trial studies.

Applications

Eligibility requirements are as defined below. An important part of the selection process is the clear and express official commitment of a Brazilian institution with a research infrastructure to provide a position for the candidate after his or her return to Brazil and provide support for cardiovascular research, including, if possible, protection of a portion of his or her professional effort exclusively for research. The candidate him or herself must demonstrate a commitment to research, also presented in an official statement of experience and career goals.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must meet these requirements to be eligible for this Fellowship:
    • Either  a). Physicians (MD) having undertaken a residency in internal medicine, cardiology, or an allied specialty.
    • Or  b). Scientists with a PhD or equivalent degree in cardiovascular or related research.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated involvement and commitment to cardiovascular research. Early career researchers will be given priority.
  • Candidates who have not already trained in the United States will receive preference.
Documents Needed for Application
  • Curriculum vitae of the candidate.
  • Letter from a Brazilian institution with a research infrastructure indicating commitment to the candidate's career, including steps that will be taken to support their research, such as providing financial resources and facilities for research, and protecting time for the candidate to perform research upon return to Brazil.
  • A personal statement by the candidate describing their interest in and any experience with cardiovascular research and how the Lemann Fellowship would help advance his or her career.
  • Three letters of reference.
Requirements and Deadline
  • Download the application form
  • The documents required for the application should be scanned and submitted as PDFs with the application form.
  • Only applications written in English will be accepted, and must be sent electronically by e-mail: dlynn@bwh.harvard.edu
    and received by 17:00 on November 29, 2019.
  • For further information, contact David Lynn at: dlynn@bwh.harvard.edu 
    or by telephone at 617-525-4351.
Selection of Interview Candidates

The selection process will be conducted by a Committee of faculty members of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Cardiovascular Division chaired by Professor Peter Libby.

The Fellowship will be managed and administered by the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham and Women's Hospital in coordination with Harvard Medical School. The Fellow will be provided with a benefit package including health insurance from Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Interview Dates

Interviews may be arranged after the application deadline of November 29, 2019.

Interview Format

Face to face, Skype or FaceTime.

Travel and Hotel Accommodations

Please note that the candidate will need to be responsible for travel, accommodations, and other expenses.

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