Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2020-2021
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should also forward (or arrange for) 2 letters of reference to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Posted July 6, 2020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted June 29, 2020.
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.
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 (email@example.com) with any questions about the position. Applicants can apply for the position here. Posted February 17, 2020.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted February 17, 2020.