Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2020-2021

  1. Postdoctoral Position in Youth Mental Health at Harvard University. We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at the Harvard University to begin in summer or fall 2021. This position will be jointly based in the Lab for Youth Mental Health and the Stress and Development Lab, led by John Weisz and Katie McLaughlin, respectively. 

    • This post-doctoral position will focus on research and clinical activities related to development and testing of a transdiagnostic intervention in primary care clinics. The intervention is designed to prevent psychopathology in children who have experienced adversity. Specific activities will include intervention development and refinement, supervision of clinicians in a clinical trial, coordinating and supervising research activities for the trial, maintaining good relationships with community partners, and leading independent research. Extensive data from both the Weisz and McLaughlin labs will be available to the fellow for use in their own research.

      Candidates will have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, or a related area.  Strong candidates will have a track record of:·     
      ·     
      clinical research, ideally in intervention development;

    • ·      experience in clinical supervision;

    • ·      interest or expertise in the consequences of early-life adversity:

    • ·      effectively managing a research team; and

    • ·      experience working with children, adolescents, and caregivers.

    To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Leslie Rith-Najarian (rithnajarian@g.harvard.edu). Posted January 15, 2021. 

  2. Postdoctoral Position in Psychotherapy Effectiveness for Youth/Adolescents at Harvard University. Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship under the direction of Professor John Weisz in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. This is a research position, with primary responsibilities that include. 
    ·      Leadership in a randomized clinical trial testing a principle-guided psychotherapy [the FIRST program] with children and adolescents. The intervention addresses anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and conduct-related problems and disorders.
    ·      Training and providing consultation to community clinicians.
    ·      Manuscript and grant preparation.

    Activities may include co-directing an NIMH-funded randomized clinical trial of the FIRST treatment protocol (Weisz & Bearman, 2020), training and providing consultation to community clinicians who are research participants, oversight of online clinician feedback systems, and database management. Manuscript preparation and grant-writing will be encouraged and supported, consistent with the individual’s research interests. The work involves collaboration with an active research team at Harvard University under the mentorship of PI John Weisz. Data from multiple clinical investigations are available for the postdoctoral fellow’s individual research. There will be opportunities to participate in development and testing of brief digital mental health interventions that are part of the lab’s agenda. In addition, a large and ever-growing database of more than 500 studies spanning five decades is available for meta-analyses, according to the postdoctoral fellow’s interests.

    The stipend and benefits are quite competitive. Initial appointment is for one year with extension based on mutual agreement and availability of funding. Applicants with potential availability for 2+ years are preferred.

    Applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest (including names of EBTs/treatment manuals that you have used in your own clinical practice or in the supervision of others), (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information for three professional references, to Nathan Hollinsaid, Lab Manager, at nathan_hollinsaid@fas.harvard.edu. In your message, please cc Prof. John Weisz (john_weisz@harvard.edu). Posted January 15, 2021. 

  1. Postdoctoral Position in Early Psychosis at Northwestern.  The Northwestern University Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment (ADAPT) program is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow. We are looking for someone with experience in clinical assessment as well as research interests in adolescent development and risk for psychopathology. Psychosis risk syndrome/early psychosis experience is welcomed but certainly not mandatory- roots in clinical science and interests in human development are the priority. Currently we are running a number of protocols with typically developing, prodromal syndrome and early psychosis populations focusing on biomarker, treatment, and scale development. Join our team and be involved with collecting and writing up data from any and all of these great and innovative multimodal studies.  The successful applicant will join Vijay Mittal and an active research team and will be responsible for designing experiments, analyzing and processing data, and publishing/presenting findings. There will also be ample opportunities for advanced training (Northwestern has a number of in-depth training opportunities, covering a range of methodological and quantitative methods), collaborations (benefit from a number of active ADAPT lab collaborations), building mentorship experience (learning to direct and supervise research and career development for graduate students), and developing an independent research program.  Significant attention will be placed on career development (e.g., regular conference attendance/participation, training in grant writing, peer review, mentorship, teaching, presentations/job-talks etc.)  This is an ideal position for someone interested in preparing for a tenure-track job.  For questions or to submit and application, please contact Vijay Mittal (vijay.mittal@northwestern.edu).  Applicants should send a C.V., brief letter describing interests and prior experience (note preference for which position you are applying for), and two publications (that best reflect contributions of the candidate).  Salary is based on the NIMH Post-doctoral scale, and funding is available for up to two-years (appointments are for one year, but renewable for two years, based on progress/merit).  There is a flexible start date (from May 15- Fall/Winter 2019) and review of applications will begin immediately! Posted December 2, 2020. 

  2. Post-doctoral Fellowship Position in Early Psychosis Coordinated Specialty Care Treatment and Training at the University of California, Davis. The UC Davis Early Psychosis Program (https://health.ucdavis.edu/psychiatry/specialties/edapt/index.html) is recruiting a 100% time Bilingual (Spanish) Clinical Psychology Post-doctoral Fellow starting July 1, 2021.  The UC Early Psychosis programs provide comprehensive early intervention outpatient care for youth and young adults (ages 12-30) with serious mental illness. The responsibilities of this position are to provide direct clinical services in both English and Spanish, using gold-standard clinical and functional assessments (SIPS, SCID), culturally responsive evidence-based individual, family and group interventions (including CBT for Psychosis, Multi-family group, Trauma Integrated CBTp). The incumbant will also provide outreach and training to community agencies and educational settings on early identification and prevention of psychosis in areas of expertise such as assessment, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment strategies, as well as provide support for outcomes evaluation related to program implementation and client outcomes. Roles related to research will also be provided as appropriate. Services may be provided in a variety of clinical, research and community settings. The successful applicant will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and attend weekly team and supervisory meetings to ensure fidelity to the program model and coordination of care. The post-doctoral fellow will work under the supervision of Tara Niendam, Ph.D., Laura Tully, Ph.D., and Daniel Shapiro, Ph.D. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, previous experience in an early psychosis treatment program, previous research experience to early psychosis, and an interest in developing a career related to improving access to or quality of mental health services for youth with serious mental illness. This is an ideal position for someone interested in pursuing a career related to training, implementation and evaluation for early psychosis care in community settings. Opportunities to accrue clinical hours and supervision toward licensure will be available. We offer a competitive package of salary and benefits. The position is supported by a one year contract with the opportunity to renew based on performance and availability of funding. Applications should include a cover letter, CV (including undergraduate and graduate GPA), and list of 3-4 professional references. Please send all materials via email to Valerie Tryon, Ph.D. (vltryon@ucdavis.edu) by January 31, 2021. Posted December 2, 2020. 

  3. Cherokee Health Systems (CHS) Clinical and Health Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program. Cherokee Health Systems (CHS) provides professional training that further develops and strengthens an early career psychologist’s competence in providing a range of psychological services in a community setting. Cherokee’s mission is to improve the quality of life of our patients through the integration of primary care, behavioral health, and substance abuse treatment and prevention programs. We have always been committed to a high standard of excellence in the service of low-income, uninsured, and underserved populations, and our unique structure and scope of services has allowed us to continue to fulfill this mission through training and professional development as well as service delivery. At CHS, psychologists are highly valued members of the multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals that typically includes:  primary care providers, psychiatrists, clinical pharmacists, clinical social workers, nurses, and case managers. As both a Federally Qualified Health Care Center and a Community Mental Health Center, CHS serves an increasingly broad geographic regions and diverse population with a variety of behavioral health needs, thus allowing us to offer a variety of rich clinical and professional training experiences. The postdoctoral positions include a unique combination of clinical placements, including provision of clinical assessments, consultations, and training, and direct clinical service with children, adults, and families in our integrated health care clinics. CHS’ clinics are located in the urban hubs in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Memphis as well as rural sites across 14 counties in east Tennessee. Cherokee Health Systems invites interested and qualified applicants to apply for its APPIC-member Clinical and Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship training program. The fellowship program offers opportunities in training in a variety of integrated settings, including 1) Primary Care (pediatric, family practice), 2) School Based Health, 3) Child Clinical Psychology, and 4) Developmental Psychology in urban and rural settings in and around Knoxville. Completion of an APA accredited internship and completion of an APA accredited PhD or PsyD Clinical/Counseling Psychology program is required. More information, including the fellowship brochure, can be found on CHS’ website:  https://www.cherokeehealth.com/professional-training/clinical-health-psychology-post-doc-program. The deadline for this application cycle is Monday, January 18, 2021. Posted December 2, 2020. 

  4. Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) T32 Research Fellowship Program. A new NIH T32 postdoctoral research fellowship program in childhood Stress, Trauma, & Resilience (STAR) is available through the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. This Research Fellowship Program (RFP) postdoctoral fellowship is located at the Miriam Hospital, in Providence, Rhode Island. Applications are welcome now and we will begin reviewing applications after January 1, 2021.The STAR T32 research training program is an intensive fellowship designed to prepare PhD and MD postdoctoral fellows to conduct cutting-edge, translational, developmentally informed research on childhood stress, trauma and resilience. The STAR T32 program takes a broad approach to stress, adversity, and trauma experienced by children and families and their impact on health outcomes across development, including research on adults with a history of early and later stress/trauma. Fellows emerge as innovative and productive independent investigators through intensive mentorship, foundational didactics, and formulation of an independent STAR research project and grant proposal. Candidates from under-represented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.For further details regarding application, please visit the Postdoctoral Fellowship link at: https://www.brown.edu/clinical-psychology-training/postdoctoral-fellowship/postdoctoral-fellowship-applicants/application. Posted December 1, 2020. 

  5. West Virginia University School of Medicine-Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Residency- BariatricsThe Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at West Virginia University School of Medicine offers a one or two year fellowship program in Clinical Health Psychology, with an emphasis in Bariatrics. One resident position is offered each year, with the option of a 2nd year pending agreement between the resident and Fellowship Director.See program website: https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/bmed/fellowships/bariatrics-postdoctoral-fellowship/

    Description of Training Program: The Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Residency - Bariatrics has been designed to provide trainees with expertise and clinically relevant experience within the field of health psychology, with an emphasis on training relevant to obesity and bariatric surgery.  The goal of the postdoctoral residency program is to prepare the trainee for independent practice as a psychologist working within the field of Obesity Medicine/ Bariatrics. The resident will become familiar with treatment options for obesity including nutritional, behavioral, pharmacological, and surgical modalities.  Additionally, the resident will become knowledgeable regarding the common comorbidities of obesity. To this end, the core rotation of the postdoctoral residency program includes participation in WVU's multidisciplinary bariatric surgery program.  As part of this rotation, the resident receives in-depth training and supervision related to the provision of comprehensive pre-surgical psychological evaluations and treatment to patients both pre and post-surgically.  Additional rotations within the bariatric surgery program will be assigned throughout the year in order to gain an understanding of the various components of the program, (i.e., rotation in medical weight management, surgical clinic, observation of nutrition courses).  The trainee becomes an integral member the multi-disciplinary team and participates in leading support group 4 times per year. In addition, the resident will receive educational experiences to complement knowledge of obesity and related comorbidities.  The trainee will participate in rotations within the West Virginia University Medicine system including rotations with Diabetes Clinic, Pulmonology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, etc., (depending on availability). The position is complemented by the Obesity Medicine Fellowship within the Department of Internal Medicine, and as such, both residents will have some shared curriculum and educational experiences. The program follows rolling admissions. Applicants are welcome to apply on or before 12/15/20.  https://www.appic.org/Postdocs/Universal-Psychology-Postdoctoral-Directory-UPPD/Detail/id/2873. Posted November 15, 2020. 

  6. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Boston University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders Successful candidates will be involved in research and clinical responsibilities for a longstanding research program on the classification, psychopathology, neurophysiology, and course of anxiety and mood disorders.  Successful candidates will be expected to participate in and have a lead role in data analysis/manuscript preparation, grant writing, and collaborative research ongoing within the lab and at CARD.  The position also will provide postdoctoral clinical hours and supervision necessary for licensure.  Upon completion of two postdoctoral fellowship years, promotion to Research Assistant Professor within the Clinical Psychology Program at BU may be available.  Applicants should have completed their doctoral degree by the start of employment.  Experience/interest in multivariate statistics/latent variable modeling is a plus.  Here at CARD we believe that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and clinical programs. Thus, we are especially eager to recruit a new colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, and diverse.  Search remains open until position is filled.  Competitive salary and fringe benefits.  To apply, send a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and three letters of recommendation via email to Dr. Timothy A. Brown (tabrown@bu.edu).  BU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Posted November 4, 2020. 

  7. Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship at Boston University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. The Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University (BU) invites applications for a post-doctoral clinical fellowship position in adult anxiety and mood disorders.  Successful candidates will be involved in clinical responsibilities for a longstanding research program on the classification, psychopathology, neurophysiology, and course of anxiety and mood disorders.  The primary duties for this position will be split between: (a) clinical intake and follow-up assessments for the research project, and (b) delivery of psychological treatments to outpatients at CARD.  The position will provide postdoctoral clinical hours and supervision necessary for licensure.  Although the primary responsibilities of the position are clinical in nature, ample time and opportunities are available for grant-related and independent research.  Here at CARD we believe that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and clinical programs. Thus, we are especially eager to recruit a new colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, and diverse.  Applicants should have completed their doctoral degree by the start of employment.  Search remains open until positions are filled.  Competitive salary and fringe benefits.  To apply, send a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and three letters of recommendation via email to Dr. Timothy A. Brown (tabrown@bu.edu).  BU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Posted November 4, 2020. 

  8. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. The McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Spirituality & Mental Health Program and Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to work under the supervision of Brent Forester, MD, MSc, David Harper, PhD, and David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP. McLean Hospital maintains the largest neuroscience and psychiatry research program of any private psychiatric hospital in the United States and was recently named the #1 hospital in the country for psychiatric care by U.S. News and World Report. The postdoctoral research fellow will assist with preparation of outputs from clinical research studies on geriatric mental health (50% effort), and spiritual factors in mental health (50% effort). The McLean Hospital Spirituality & Mental Health Program is a is a multifaceted initiative to meet the spiritual needs of McLean patients by providing spiritually-integrated care within multiple clinical programs throughout the hospital. We also conduct research on the relevance of spirituality to anxiety, mood, substance use, and other disorders, across the lifespan. Our Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program (GPRP) aims to better understand the longitudinal trajectory of geriatric mood disorders and the relationship of mood disorders and cognitive functioning with advancing age. We also study the relationship between mood, cognition and neuroimaging biomarkers using fMRI, DTI and MRS techniques. This is a fully-funded position requiring a minimum two-year commitment, and carries a Professional Appointment at McLean Hospital, and an academic appointment in the Department of Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School as Research Fellow. Please visit www.mcleanhospital.org/careers and search posting number 3128356 to apply for this position. Posted July 21, 2020.

  9. Postdoctoral Fellowship at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic. The Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic (ATRC) at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is a specialized outpatient program dedicated to clinical service, education, and research in the area of anxiety and related disorders.  Located in a large community hospital affiliated with McMaster University, the ATRC receives over 3000 referrals each year and provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services. In addition to offering state-of-the-art assessments and treatments, the ATRC is one of Canada’s leading centres for education and research in the area of for anxiety and related disorders.  Each year, students from various disciplines (psychology, psychiatry, nursing, social work) complete clinical and research training at the clinic, making it an exciting hub of activity with numerous opportunities for graduate students and post doctoral fellows. We are seeking a post doctoral fellow to receive specialized training in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and related disorders with a start date of September 2020.  The position tenure is one year, with a possible renewal for a 2nd year. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to collaborate on a number of research projects as well as develop personal research interests.  Research time will be balanced with clinical service.  There will also be opportunities for teaching and supervision.  Interested applicants may send their cover letter and CV to Dr. Karen Rowa, Clinical Director, Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton via email: krowa@stjoes.ca.  Applicants should also forward (or arrange for) 2 letters of reference to krowa@stjoes.ca.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Posted July 6, 2020. 

  10. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Research. The Anxiety Disorders Center/Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ADC/CCBT) at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship (with an option to continue for a second year upon mutual agreement) beginning in Fall 2020.  The ADC/CCBT is a combined clinical and research unit specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and mood-related problems, and applied research on the nature and treatment of these disorders. We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral fellow whose primary role will be as a study therapist on research investigating the efficacy and mechanisms of CBT.  One study is a randomized controlled trial of CBT for suicide prevention in adult inpatients. For this study patients and the therapist will be masked, and inpatients are tested (and are negative) for COVID-19 prior to admission.  Another study is a trial of CBT for panic disorder. Other research activities may include assisting with writing articles and conducting data analyses.  Numerous opportunities exist for independent basic or applied research as well.  In addition, the fellow will have the opportunity to assess and treat adults, adolescents, and children in the outpatient clinic. Other duties may include supervision of research assistants or graduate-level clinicians and conducting workshops and trainings. Qualifications include a doctoral degree in clinical psychology (APA accredited), significant research experience, and experience with cognitive-behavioral interventions. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. E-mail curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and representative reprints/preprints (if applicable) to david.tolin@hhchealth.org. Posted June 29, 2020. 

  11. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Treatment and Services Research at Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC). OSLC has a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in treatment and services research. The Fellow will work with Drs. Michael McCart and Ashli Sheidow on NIH-, foundation-, and state-funded research projects. NIH projects currently include multiple NIDA and NIMH awards, including a stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial, multi-site randomized trials, a task-shifting experimental trial, and an experimental mediation trial. These studies involve a variety of high-risk populations including adolescents, emerging adults with substance use and mental health issues, as well as justice-involved and other high risk youth and adults. This postdoctoral fellow will primarily work on the NIDA-funded stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial (#R01DA050669), which focuses on leveraging evidence to activate parents of justice-involved youth (LEAP). Integration into other projects will be based on the fellow's interests and training needs. Potential for future employment as an OSLC Scientist is contingent upon performance and availability of funding. Please visit this link for more info. Posted June 20, 2020.

  12. Postdoctoral fellowship in PTSD at Case Western Reserve University. The PTSD Research and Treatment Program at Case Western Reserve University is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in trauma- and stressor-related pathology research under the mentorship of Dr. Norah Feeny (https://caslabs.case.edu/ptsdlab/). The position is well suited for someone who wishes to gain experience to prepare them for an academic research and/or teaching career. This position will involve the opportunity to work on a multi-site NIMH funded trial examining the initial efficacy of Positive Processes and Transition to Health (PATH), a novel transdiagnostic treatment to target psychopathology, specifically symptoms of PTSD and depression, resulting from destabilizing life events, including traumatic experiences and other stressors. This three site study is being conducted in collaboration with Drs. Lori Zoellner and Adele Hayes at the University of Washington and the University of Delaware, respectively. Roles on this project will include, study coordination, data collection/ management, data analysis, and serving as a study evaluator and/or therapist. The postdoctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to provide mentorship to graduate students and research assistants in the lab. Additionally, the fellow will have the opportunity to develop their own program of research and will have access to data from ongoing and completed projects, including two large randomized controlled trials comparing the efficacy of prolonged exposure (PE) and sertraline and PE and PE + sertraline. In line with this, the postdoctoral fellow will be encouraged and supported to submit an NIH training grant during the fellowship period. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in one or more of the following areas: (a) research on PTSD or depression, and (b) research experience with clinical trials. Interested applicants can contact Dr. Feeny (ncf2@case.edu) with their CV. Posted June 16, 2020. 

  13. Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in the Connecting and Reflecting Experience (CARE) at Montefiore. The Child Outpatient Psychiatry Division, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, is now accepting applications for a one-year, full-time, Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in the Connecting and Reflecting Experience (CARE) program for 2020-2021. The CARE clinical and research program is a developmentally-informed, evidence-based specialty program that offers mentalizing-focused group treatment to parents of children from birth - 18 years of age. The CARE program is committed to excellence in training postdoctoral fellows interested in developing a deeper understanding of how clinical work informs research and how research enriches clinical work, in a setting that serves racially, ethnically and socially diverse populations with extensive trauma histories and complex psychosocial needs. This unique fellowship will follow a scientist-practitioner model, providing intensive training in the development, implementation, and evaluation of mentalizing-focused group parenting interventions that aim to dismantle the intergenerational transmission of maltreatment and attachment trauma in marginalized and underprivileged communities. The fellow will also be provided with specialized training in attachment science and mentalizing-focused treatment and will receive weekly individual and group supervision on clinical interventions and research practices. Fellows will spend approximately 50% of their time in the provision of direct clinical service, with the remaining time comprised of training, supervision and research. Applications will be accepted until May 22, 2020 and interviews will be offered on a rolling basis. The start date for the fellowship will be August 1st, 2020. By that date, applicants must have submitted all documentation necessary for a limited permit to practice psychology in New York State during the fellowship year. Applicants should contact Dr. Amanda Zayde at azayde@montefiore.org for further information. Posted May 14, 2020. 

  14. Post-Doctoral Research Position in Translational Emotion Neuroscience and Development Lab, San Diego State University. Drs. Lea Dougherty (University of Maryland College Park) and Jillian Wiggins (San Diego State University) and the Translational Emotion Neuroscience and Development Lab in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University (SDSU) in San Diego, CA is hiring (pending funding approval) a full-time post-doctoral research associate for an NIMH-funded research project examining neural mechanisms of risk and resilience in early childhood irritability. We use functional and structural MRI methods, observational laboratory-based measures, and clinical diagnostic interviews. The candidate must have completed or be in the process of completing a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, or other related discipline. Training in MRI and fMRI data analysis, programming experience and knowledge of advanced statistical methods (e.g., machine learning, multilevel modeling), clinical diagnostic assessments, mastery of English speaking and writing, and experience working with human subjects, particularly children, are preferred. Successful candidates should have keen attention to detail; ability to work professionally with parents and children; and strong organization, problem solving, and analytic skills. Prior background in developmental or clinical neuroscience is also a plus but not required. We seek a post-doc who is motivated and ambitious, who is prepared for a hands-on research experience including the use of new tasks and techniques, and who is prepared to be an intellectual contributor to the research. Responsibilities will include: (1) conducting experiments in young children (behavioral and MRI data collection); (2) clinical diagnostic interviews with parents; (3) data processing and analysis; (4) training and supervising graduate students, undergraduate students, and project assistants; (5) contributing to administrative duties of the lab; (6) assisting with research protocols and compliance; and (7) contributing to data dissemination (poster presentations, manuscript submissions). The position will start in September 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. This is a one-year position renewable contingent on performance and funding. Interested individuals should email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Lea Dougherty at ldougher@umd.edu.  Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”). Posted May 14, 2020. 

  15. Assistant or Associate Professor-Behavioral Sciences at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry is seeking candidates for two full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, health psychology or behavioral sciences with emphasis on evaluation and outcomes assessment in health settings and public health.  The candidates are expected to develop courses and teach in an integrated clinical comprehensive clinical setting where patients' dental, medical, physical, and behavioral factors are managed, and coordinate interprofessional education activities.  The candidates must have a track record in research that focuses on developing and evaluating interventions and must have existing funding or be well-trained to conduct NIH/NSF level or equivalent research that can be funded in any area related to health.  The candidates are expected to mentor clinical faculty in communication and behavioral management in clinical settings.  Research and teaching are primary foci of this faculty position.   Candidates with research grants are encouraged to apply. Depending on research interests, candidates may collaborate on a NIH study on the management of dental anxiety and its treatment among patients at TUKSoD. The position may also offer the opportunity to provide clinical psychological services at the school or an affiliated medical clinic to PA licensed or license eligible candidates. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  For confidential consideration, interested individuals should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of residency certificate, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Marisol Tellez Merchan, Chair Search Committee, Department of Oral Health Sciences, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, Marisol@temple.edu. Posted May 06, 2020.

  16. Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCSF/San Francisco VA. The Stress, Trauma and Resilience Lab is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join a research team focused on factors related to stress, health, and resilience in Veteran and Civilian trauma survivors. This research fellowship focuses on training clinician scientists for a research career within an academic medical center. The position is focused on data processing, analysis, and publication with opportunities to formulate research questions of interest using extant datasets in a dynamic research environment. Essential Functions: Interest in psychophysiological research techniques, including cardiovascular measures of stress reactivity, sleep, fear conditioning, and stress-related blood biomarkers (neuroendocrine function, immune function, metabolomics), Interest in stress and/or PTSD, sex differences research and/or factors affecting women's health, Taking the lead on study ideas using existing datasets, Data analysis, including familiarity with psychophysiological and sleep measurement pre-processing,  Familiarity with and/or willingness to learn data analysis tools, Reporting findings, including writing journal articles and presenting at professional conferences, portion of the fellowship will involve provision of clinical service. Non-Essential Functions: Mentorship of predoctoral psychology graduate students and interns, Obtain CA state licensure (if desired), Professional development in an interdisciplinary academic medical center. Qualifications: PhD in clinical psychology or allied mental health field, Experience with psychophysiological and/or sleep measure data processing techniques, Experience conducting experimental and/or clinical trial studies, Strong interpersonal and clinical skills, Excellent written and oral communication skills, For more information, please contact: Dr. Sabra Inslicht at sabra.inslicht@ucsf.edu. Posted April 22, 2020.

  17.  Behavior Management Clinic (BMC) Postdoctoral Fellowship at Kennedy Krieger Institute/ Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Interested candidates must have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology (e.g., clinical, school) or Applied Behavior Analysis from an APA-accredited program, must have completed an APA-accredited Doctoral internship, and must have their dissertation defended prior to August 1, 2020. https://www.kennedykrieger.org/training/programs/psychology/behavioral-psychology/postdoctoral-fellowship. Please send a cover letter, CV, degree verification form, three letters of reference (can be sent directly from letter writers), and transcript to *psychology@kennedykrieger.org. Application review will begin as soon as CV and cover letter are received. In depth training in family based care within a behavioral and cognitive behavioral framework forms the basis for data driven, function based assessment and treatment across a range of presenting problems. In addition to CBT, fellows will receive training in assessment and treatment grounded in applied behavior analysis principles and procedures, including outpatient application of analogue methodology for assessment and treatment planning.  Fellows are involved in a number of activities including clinical assessment and treatment, consultation, community outreach and training, and some limited research involvement for interested fellows. Fellowship training and experience within the Behavior Management Clinic is geared toward immersion in advanced clinical activities that prepare fellows for licensure and independent practice. The clinic provides outpatient treatment to culturally diverse families and consultation or support to community care providers serving children with a variety of externalizing and internalizing disorders and co-morbidities, as well as varying functioning levels. Treatment is family centered and primarily clinic-based, but it may also include opportunities for community service delivery on a case-by-case basis for purposes of advocacy, tailoring of treatment interventions, and to facilitate generalization and maintenance of treatment gains. Treatment modalities are dictated by presenting concerns and may include behavioral parent training, individual therapy, and/or group therapy. Collaboration with internal and community providers and professionals is integral to BMC’s care model. Training is individualized in order to tailor fellowship experiences to the fellow’s specific goals. With three unique training sites, fellows are offered some variety in training experience. Fellows may work across one or two sites that target service to military-connected families, feature co-location with Johns Hopkins Pediatric and Family Medicine practices, and/or exposure to briefer assessment and treatment services. Regardless of training, BMC offers certification in PCIT to all postdoctoral fellows. Trainees are also offered opportunities to participate in community and clinic marketing events by providing presentations/trainings to a variety of stakeholders and by attending local events/conferences. Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disability (LEND) interdisciplinary training program, including the Room to Grow conference. Posted April 18, 2020.

  18. Child & Family Therapy Clinic Postdoctoral Fellowship at Kennedy Krieger Institute/ Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Interested candidates must have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology (e.g., clinical, school) or Applied Behavior Analysis from an APA-accredited program, must have completed an APA-accredited Doctoral internship, and must have their dissertation defended prior to August 1, 2020. https://www.kennedykrieger.org/training/programs/psychology/behavioral-psychology/postdoctoral-fellowship. Please send a cover letter, CV, degree verification form, three letters of reference (can be sent directly from letter writers), and transcript to *psychology@kennedykrieger.org. Application review will begin as soon as CV and cover letter are received. The Child and Family Therapy Clinic provides a one -year postdoctoral fellowship training in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood behavior disorders and family dysfunction.  An additional second year is available for trainees looking to further their professional development before starting independent practice. The Child and Family Therapy Clinic is an outpatient clinic with a mission to provide high-quality evidence-based treatment to children and families exhibiting a wide range of behavioral and emotional problems. We have offices located in Baltimore City, Columbia (Howard County), and Odenton (Anne Arundel County), Maryland. Common problems treated in our clinic include disruptive behavior problems, ADHD and impulse-control difficulties/executive functioning difficulties, anger-management/aggression, parent-child conflicts, parent-teen communication difficulties, depression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, fears, phobias, panic, school-related difficulties, adjustment-related problems, stress management, emotion-regulation difficulties, mild self-harm, poor coping, and family transition issues. Families may also present with unique stressors surrounding concerns regarding their child or adolescent’s behavior that include divorce/separation, bullying, peer conflict, military deployment, transition to a new environment, or lack of social support. The clinic serves children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 20. Therapy modalities include *family therapy*, *individual therapy, *and *group therapy*, all within *Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) frameworks*.  Our team consists of clinical psychologists with credentials in both areas. The Child and Family Therapy Clinic training program prepares postdoctoral fellows to function as psychologists in a wide range of mental health and medical/hospital settings. The fellowship, part of a multi-disciplinary pediatric hospital, is designed to increase both depth and scope of pediatric psychology experiences and clinical skills before embarking on independent careers in the field on a trajectory toward leadership.   The fellowship provides advanced in-depth and multifaceted training and experience in the context of a busy and specialized team of clinical psychologists, doctoral interns, pre-doctoral externs, and interdisciplinary colleagues, with attention paid to the special training interests of the fellow (i.e., interest in particular presenting issues, age groups, etc.). Fellows participate in both group and “tiered” supervision as they provide peer review and mentoring to doctoral externs and undergraduate practicum students. Additionally, fellows attend numerous training activities, including a variety of CFT Clinic didactics on applying ACT, CBT, DBT, and FFT orientations to cases and consultation groups for DBT and FFT, departmental professional development seminars, and hospital-wide (KKI and JHSOM) presentations. Posted April 18, 2020.

  19. STEM Postdoctoral Fellowship at Florida State University. Florida State University wants to enhance the diversity of postdoctoral researchers seeking careers in academia. We are seeking 7 postdoctoral scholars for our 2020-2022 training opportunity for the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP). The goal of this program is to strengthen the academic pipeline for diverse faculty candidates by offering postdoctoral fellowships to outstanding scholars in all STEM fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to faculty diversity. The PPFP is designed to foster the development of a strong program of independent research, attainment of teaching expertise, and general preparation to successfully compete for university faculty positions. Fellows will receive intensive research mentoring and opportunities to participate in a variety of professional development activities. For more information, please visit http://opda.fsu.edu/fellowships-and-awards/postdoctoral-fellowships-and-stipend-support/provost-postdoctoral-fellowship. Posted February 27, 2020.

  20. Rush University Trauma Fellowship. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in downtown Chicago is recruiting 2 post-doctoral fellows for the Road Home Program: The National Center of Excellence for Veterans and Their Families at Rush (RHP). RHP’s mission is to compassionately serve veterans and their families. It provides individualized care on an outpatient basis to veterans and their loved ones to help heal the invisible wounds of war. Additionally, RHP is part of the Warrior Care Network as a Midwest regional center for the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through a three week Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The fellow will be an integral part of our clinical program and will have ample opportunity to treat PTSD related to combat and military sexual trauma in the IOP. Additionally, fellows may provide clinical services to adult family members and children of veterans (depending on the candidate’s interests and background). Fellows will primarily be involved in the IOP, but also will maintain a small outpatient caseload throughout the year, with a focus on brief, evidence-based treatment of a variety of presenting concerns. Within the IOP, fellows will perform comprehensive diagnostic assessments, facilitate Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) groups and individual CPT sessions, and co-lead psychoeducational groups on a variety of topics relevant to the care of veterans with PTSD. Fellows will have ongoing individual and group supervision, seminars on subjects related to RHP clinical work, and guidance on professional development. Fellows may also participate in ongoing clinical research at RHP. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience using evidence based care within a multidisciplinary team at a major medical center. The ideal candidate will have clinical experience with trauma and the evidence-based treatment of PTSD and be interested in establishing a scientist-practitioner career. Candidates that have previous clinical experience with active duty service members or veterans may be particularly well-suited. Qualified candidates must have an APA approved doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Please visit https://roadhomeprogram.org to learn more about our program. Posted February 26, 2020.

  21. Postdoctoral Associate at Stony Brook University. Postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Brady D. Nelson at Stony Brook University (Laboratory for Clinical Neuroscience; www.lab-can.com). The post-doc will assist on a NIMH R01 longitudinal, multi-method (EEG/ERPs, fMRI) investigation of within-subject trajectories of reward sensitivity and depressive symptoms in a large sample of adolescent girls. The project includes a baseline assessment (T 1 : ages 8 to 14) and three follow-up assessments (T 2 : ages 10 to 16; T 3 : ages 12 to 18; and T 4 : ages 14 to 20) of neural reward sensitivity and psychopathology. Additional measures of threat processing, emotional processing, hormones, stress, and behavior are also included at each assessment. The project has 4 years of data to be examined and 2 years of prospective data collection remaining. Post-doc applicants should have knowledge and competence in fMRI pre-processing and analysis, particularly using Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) software, and/or advanced statistical analysis (e.g., growth curve modeling). The post-doc would also be able to receive hands-on experience and training in EEG/ERP methodology, including advanced analytical techniques (e.g., principal components analysis, time-frequency analysis). In addition to this project, there are over 15 other completed or ongoing projects in the lab that involve psychophysiological and neuroimaging measures of emotional and motivational processing, including error processing, social reward, and uncertainty/unpredictability, across child, adolescent, and adult populations. Primary duties will include: (1) analyzing data and writing papers and grant proposals; (2) pre-processing and analyzing EEG/ERP and fMRI data, (3) conducting and/or supervising diagnostic interviews (e.g., K-SADS-PL, SCID), and (4) assisting and collaborating with graduate and undergraduate students on data analysis and writing papers. Key qualifications include: (1) Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or related field; (2) strong research record and training experience; (3) expertise and strong interest in developmental or internalizing psychopathology; and (4) knowledge of and experience with fMRI, particularly with SPM software. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2020, but this is negotiable. Please contact Dr. Nelson directly (brady.nelson@stonybrook.edu) with any questions about the position. Applicants can apply for the position herePosted February 17, 2020.

  22. Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship at Temple University. Postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Thomas Olino in the Department of Psychology at Temple University, pending funding The fellowship will involve working on a funded NIMH R01 prospective, longitudinal project examining the development of reward system functioning and risk for psychopathology among older children and adolescents. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or a related field as well as experience with mood disorders research and working with adolescents. Experience in any of the following areas: conducting structured diagnostic (e.g., K-SADS, SADS-L, SCID) and/or life stress interviews, neuroimaging (fMRI/DTI), reward processing, and/or developmental psychopathology would be particularly relevant. Knowledge and experience with advanced statistical techniques, fMRI preprocessing and data analysis, and database management software is also desirable. Duties will include sharing participation in laboratory administration, collaboration in setting, training, and oversight of project staff activities, training new interviewers on diagnostic assessments and providing feedback to interviewers, conducting assessments and accruing hours for licensure, data management, analysis, and manuscript preparation. Publication opportunities and collaborative research opportunities are encouraged. The project has three years of data to be examined and has two years of prospective data collection remaining. The fellow will also have opportunities to provide mentorship and collaborate with doctoral students and to supervise post-BA and undergraduate research projects. The postdoctoral fellowship may be renewable for up to several additional years based on job performance and funding availability, by mutual agreement. The position is available beginning in June, although the specific start date is negotiable. To apply for this position, please send a curriculum vita, cover letter describing research interest and experience, and have two letters of recommendation sent via email to Dr. Thomas M. Olino, thomas.olino@temple.edu.  Posted February 17, 2020.

  23. Women's Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship at San Francisco VAMC. The San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC)/University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is seeking candidates for a two-year advanced postdoctoral fellowship in women’s health. The fellowship is 75% Research time and 25% clinical work within the SFVAMC Women’s Clinic. Research mentors are experts across psychological, biological, and neurological disciplines with a focus on improving diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease in women veterans. While obtaining clinical licensure, candidates may work with mentors with an array of interests including: PTSD, Psychophysiology, Fear conditioning, Psychoneuroendocrinology, HPA/HPG axis in stress, Psychoneuroimmunology, Metabolomics, Sex differences, Infertility, Ovarian aging/menopause, Eating and nutrition, Pain, Sleep, Osteoporosis, Gender dysphoria, Urinary incontinence, Breast cancer, Cardiovascular disease risk. For more information, including how to apply, please visit https://psych.ucsf.edu/research/fellowships/women
    Please contact Dr. Sabra Inslicht (co-director) with questions at sabra.inslicht@ucsf.edu. Posted January 31, 2020.

  24. Postdoctoral Associate in Suicide Research at Rutgers University. The Kleiman Lab at Rutgers (http://kleimanlab.org) is seeking applications for a postdoctoral associate in suicide research. This position is particularly well suited for someone who wishes to gain experience to prepare them for an academic research career. This position will involve opportunities in three main areas. First, the postdoctoral associate will have the opportunity to work on several NIMH-funded studies that focus on using technology (e.g., smartphone-based real-time monitoring, wearable physiological monitors) to predict and prevent suicidal thoughts and behaviors among adolescents and adults. Based on applicant interest and experience, roles on these projects will include study coordination, data collection/management, data analysis, and acting as a study therapist. Details on specific studies can be found at https://kleimanlab.org/current-projects/. Second, the postdoctoral associate will play a role in the development of a recently-established research lab. Based on applicant interest and experience, this will involve providing mentorship and co-supervision to graduate students and research assistants, as well as general lab management duties. Third, the postdoctoral associate will have the opportunity to develop their own line of research. Postdoctoral associates will have access to data from ongoing and completed projects that use real-time monitoring to study suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Postdoctoral associates will be encouraged to submit a training grant during their first year (e.g., NIH F32, NIH K23, AFSP Postdoc Grant). http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/108863. Posted January 31, 2020.