Lemann Foundation Cardiovascular Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Lemann Foundation Cardiovascular Research Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is accepting applications for the 2017 cycle. The fellowship supports full-time 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 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 postdoctoral training scale of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, in accordance with Brigham and Women's Hospital policy. Access NIH current salary levels. The Fellows will be provided with a benefit package from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Quick Facts

  • Number of awards available: 1 or 2
  • Beginning of the Fellowship: Between March and July 2018
  • Duration of Grant: Two years
  • Application Deadline: November 30, 2017 (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 clinical training and participation in exciting advances in research. Every member of our faculty is uniquely skilled and focused, with dedication to providing the best in individualized care for each patient. Each is deeply committed to teaching, with a strong apprentice model that includes daily bedside rounds and clinics. While most of the learning is one-on-one, each faculty member will also provide state-of-the-art updates in their special areas.

Our Cardiovascular Medicine Faculty 

Aims

This fellowship will support full time 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 amount of the award will be commensurate with the postdoctoral training scale of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, in accordance with Brigham and Women's Hospital policy (currently capped at 2 years postdoctoral experience). For current salary levels see: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-003.html

The candidate will need to be responsible for travel and other expenses.

Applications

Eligibility requirements will be 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:
    • Physicians (MD) having undertaken a residency in internal medicine, cardiology, or an allied specialty.
    • 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 30 November 2017.
  • For further information, contact David Lynn at: dlynn@bwh.harvard.edu
    or by telephone: 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.

Downloadable application form available here.

Interview Dates

Dr. Libby plans to attend the SBC meeting in Sao Paulo in November and will be available for face to face interviews.

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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