Medical Residents / Recent PhD Graduates:
Do you want to unlock a medical mystery?
Would you like to get post-graduate research training in a well-funded interdisciplinary team that unites strong study design with cutting edge technology to discover why hundreds of thousands of Canadians suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia?
CIHR’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis have made available funds for fellowship training in this area but applications are due very soon (November 12, 2014).
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity and kindly send your most recent cv.
Candidates should come with one or more of the following:
Completed or completing a residency in a relevant clinical discipline (e.g. general internal medicine, rheumatology, neurology, psychiatry, family medicine) or in pathology with strong training in immunology (existing Masters degree an asset but not required)
Completing a PhD with a strong focus on clinical epidemiology, research design, immunology and/or bioinformatics.
Projects Underway by the Team
- An exploratory case-control study representing an early foray into the use of next generation sequencing technology for purposes of microbial discovery and exploration of host gene expression
- A study combining exercise testing with transcriptomics to study changes in host gene expression associated with post-exertional malaise (crash) experienced by people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Construction of a patient registry within a focused specialist clinic working with CFS and FM patients
- Design of observational studies and clinical trials based in the clinics
Evaluation of biomarkers and diagnostic test candidates