The Geneva Foundation

Post Doctoral Fellow I

Req No.
Office of Research Management (ORM)
Regular Full-Time
Job Locations
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Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC)


About The Geneva Foundation


The Geneva Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established in 1993 with the purpose to ensure optimal health for service members and the communities they serve. This purpose is accomplished through our mission to advance military medicine through research, development, and education. Our vision is to lead the way in transforming military medicine. Our culture is living our core values that focus on a higher purpose. Geneva serves a diverse population and is committed to making diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging a central focus of the employee experience. As a leader in military medical research, we develop critical lifesaving solutions for the global community and build rewarding careers for our employees.




Our benefits package includes financial rewards that are a significant part of the employee's total rewards compensation package. Geneva's highly competitive benefits include medical, dental, and vision healthcare, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings account, with employer contribution. Coverage is provided for employees and family members including domestic partners. Short-and long-term disability, Employee Assistance Program, Life & ADD insurance, 403b retirement plan with generous employer match, flexible leave options, 11 paid holidays per year, and up to 4 weeks of paid time off in a rolling year. Employees may qualify for PSLF as Geneva is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Full time positions come with all benefits. Part time and intermittent positions may vary.


About The Position


The Post-Doctoral Fellow I provides assistance to the Principal Investigator, Co-Investigators, and Research Staff. S/he ensures enrollment numbers are successfully met, when applicable, and protocol adherence, monitoring visits, overseeing regulatory and administrative details, data management assistance and project close-out support is
provided. This is a position supporting cutting-edge sleep research with Active-Duty Service Members.


This is an onsite position assigned to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. A thorough government background check will be required.


About The Project


This position will support our Photomedicine Program and supports cutting-edge research by addressing one of the most vital issues plaguing our warfighters – sleep fatigue. This protocol will evaluate light therapy as a potential mechanism to enhance sleep. Photomedicine is collaborative research program to investigate how the medical use of certain wavelengths of light may enhance performance, stimulate healing, modulate recovery, and improve health. Learn more about the program here: DoD Contractor 2-3 year Position.



You will Perform EEG analysis and other signals processing (cardiac, wearables data) using Python and MATLAB scripts to discover novel features of sleep in US Military Warfighters, helping us to develop novel biomarkers and therapeutic approaches. Transition to become an independent investigator (at the Uniformed Services University and/or other government laboratories) and become a part of our larger DoD-VA-Civilian Sleep Research Network.


Salary Range


$74,500 - $90,000. Salaries are determined based on several factors including external market data, internal equity, and the candidate’s related knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position.


  • Collaborate and assist Principal Investigator, Co-Investigators (including NIH partners across the street) and research team in the performance of sleep research protocols
  • Prepare progress reports on research as required
  • Aid in development of data analysis pipelines, data extraction, and data analysis.
  • Contribute to the drafting and submitting of abstracts, manuscripts and reports for dissemination
  • Present complex information effectively to a range of audiences
  • Provide project close-out support



  • PhD preferred
  • MATLAB and Python competency
  • PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED (or pre-published) experience analyzing EEG signals
  • Competent in oral and written communication
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • Positive, friendly and professional demeanor with superiors and subordinates 
  • Flexible to adjust for changing priorities
  • Independent judgment skills in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects 


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