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Inserm, France

Post doctoral position « Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Sudden death »

The INSERM Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Sudden death unit, from the Paris Cardiovascular Research Centre, is offering a post doctoral position for 18 months

Work place: Centre of Paris (15th district near the Eiffel Tower), France

Laboratory : Team #4 « Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Sudden death », led by Pr X Jouven and Dr JP Empana,

We are developing integrative cardiovascular epidemiology in several areas including sudden cardiac arrest, novel biomarkers and risk prediction modeling, solid organ transplantation and global health, using large and deeply phenotyped propective cohorts.

Profile : the team is seeking for a highly motivated and autonomous candidate with a team spirit. He/she should be able to lead a research project and to demonstrate independent and creative thinking. Autonomy in the writing of scientific papers is required. There is no nationality restriction and the working language is English and/or French.

The project: To address several hypotheses underlying the association between depression and incident cardiovascular disease. Hypotheses cover the psychosocial area, sleep complaints, arterial stiffness, heart rate variability, baroreflex sensitivity and circulating biomarkers. The project is based on the Paris Prospective Study III, an ongoing observational prospective cohort of 10 000 participants (see Empana et al. ATVB 2016; 36:2115-24).

Missions : the candidate will take the lead of 1 or 2 hypotheses according to his/her expertise, analyse the data in collaboration with our statisticians team, and write the papers. At least 2 international publications in high ranked journals are expected. Participation or lead in the writing of call for proposals and in the management of Masters/PhD students is also expected.

Education : MD-PhD or PhD in epidemiology or public health

Knowledge : Knowledge in the main areas of cardiovascular epidemiology is encouraged. Fluent scientific English, written and spoken is expected.

Research Environment : our research centre includes more than 200 researchers in 14 INSERM teams. Team #4 is highly dynamic and productive, has a staff of 40 full and half time researchers, students and assistants. The team is multidisciplinary including clinicians (with a background in epidemiology) of different specialities, statisticians and scientists.

When : the position opens in March 2017 for 18 months. Renewal is possible depending upon answers to call for proposals by the candidate.

Funding : Academic and Public : the French National Research Agency (ANR).

Salary is commensurate with INSERM standards and is based on years of experience.

Contacts : please send your CV, a motivation letter and 2 recommendation contacts to Empana Jean-Philippe, MD PhD, INSERM Research Director and PI of the PPS3 at

End of availability : by Sept 2017


Founded in 1964, Inserm is a public scientific and technological institute which operates under the joint authority of the French Ministry of Health and French Ministry of Research.

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