Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2021-2022

  1. Call For CRRES Postdoctoral Scholars

    Each year, the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society hires up to two postdoctoral scholars. The Center focuses on research in the social sciences and humanities, and supports scholars who work on any aspect of race and ethnicity. The postdoc positions involve research and teaching, target new PhDs, and are for two years, with the potential to be hired for a tenure-track position at IU. Postdocs are housed in one of the sixteen schools at IUB. 2 Back to Table of Contents The program began in 2013, and each year, postdoctoral scholars are selected through a rigorous and highly competitive evaluation process (we typically receive ~300+ applications each year), and their research addressing race and ethnicity represents vital, path-breaking work being done across the disciplines. The main objective of this program is to facilitate the development and training of a diverse, new generation of scholars who are conducting research on race and ethnicity. The program’s more specific goals are: (1) to provide opportunities for new PhDs from underrepresented ethnic and racial minority groups to continue to develop as scholars and teachers; (2) to increase ethnic and racial diversity on campus at IU in the short- and long-term; and (3) to increase the visibility of the IU as a supportive place to conduct research in the areas of race and ethnicity. CRRES has had tremendous success in building a dynamic community of scholars at IU and has placed postdocs in tenure-track positions at IU, and at other institutions such as Northwestern, Michigan, and Cornell. Please help get the word out. If you know of any new PhDs who would help to fill the needs of your department, please encourage them to apply. Applications are due on Nov. 5, 2021.

    More information can be found here:

    Center for Research on Race & Ethnicity in Society A research center of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University Bloomington: Indiana University Bloomington

    Postdoctoral Fellowships: Programs: Center for Research on Race & Ethnicity in Society A research center of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University Bloomington: Indiana University Bloomington

    How to Apply: Postdoctoral Fellowships: Programs: Center for Research on Race & Ethnicity in Society A research center of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University Bloomington: Indiana University Bloomington


  2. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biobehavioral Study of Obesity at Drexel University. 

    PIs on the grant are Michael Lowe at Drexel, Susan Roberts at Tufts and Matt Hayes at Penn; a second collaborating team is at Columbia University.   The project will implement a behavioral weight loss treatment and follow participants over a 12-month follow-up period to study metabolic and appetitive predictors of weight regain following weight loss. 

    Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in clinical psychology or nutrition and, preferably, have training in and publications on obesity and/or weight control.  The exact responsibilities of the position are being finalized but are likely to include screening of participants, scheduling and monitoring of multiple participant assessments, helping implement the treatment and supervising other treatment providers, preparation of data for submission to NIH and the Data Coordinating Center, and participation in regular meetings of the UG3/UH3 consortium.  A background in biobehavioral or nutritional models of obesity and/or obesity treatment is desirable.  Opportunities for developing an independent research program and supervised clinical experience toward licensure will be available.  Starting date is flexible but must be between January and September, 2022.   

    Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement describing research and career goals and contact information for three references to valeriewong98@gmail.com. Questions regarding this position can be addressed to lowe@drexel.edu.  

    Applications from women and minority groups are strongly encouraged.  Drexel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

  3. Rutgers Postdoctoral Consortium in Suicide Research

    This a unique opportunity to be a member of our newly formed postdoctoral consortium in suicide research at Rutgers University. This consortium is a collaboration between Rutgers’ School of Arts and Sciences, School of Public Health, New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, and University Behavioral Healthcare. The consortium will involve opportunities to: (1) work on assessment and treatment research studies in a variety of settings, (2) receive training to develop an independent line of work within these studies, and (3) if desired, get clinical experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and/or at Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare, the largest behavioral healthcare provider in the state.

    Research Opportunities
    Postdoctoral fellows will have an option to work across several projects, based upon training desires and consortium needs:

    1. CAMPUS Trial (Collaborative Adaptive Multisite Prevention of University Student Suicide; R01MH116061, PI: Shireen Rizvi) which aims to evaluate the efficacy of four adaptive treatment sequences (ATS) for treating suicide ideation and suicidal behavior in 700 college students across four sites.

    2. Project MARS (Multi-Site Assessment of Suicide Risk; R01MH124899, MPI: Evan Kleiman), which involves assessing suicide risk using smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment and wearable actigraphic monitors to assess suicide risk among youth leaving inpatient psychiatric care.

    3. Digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Study (R34MH123590, MPI: Evan Kleiman), This study involves providing an app that delivers dCBT-I (Sleepio) to teens leaving inpatient psychiatric care.

    4. Department of Defense funded adaptation implementation trial of Project Safe Guard – firearms-focused lethal means counseling - among members of the United States Air Force (Rutgers PI: Mike Anestis).

    5. Data analysis projects from two studies (PI: Mike Anestis): (a) Annual 5-State Firearms Survey: An annual cohort survey from a diverse set of states (n’s range 1,500-3,500) examining suicide risk and firearm-related factors. (b) Annual NJ Panel Data: A planned 3-year panel drawn from New Jersey (n = 4,000; oversample for firearm owners) utilizing probability-based sampling to optimize generalizability of the data.

    Research Training
    Primary mentors for this consortium are Dr. Shireen Rizvi, Dr. Evan Kleiman, and Dr. Michael Anestis. Other training faculty come from Rutgers’ wide range of experts in clinical psychology, public health, and related fields. There are a variety of potential research training opportunities including: advanced research methods (e.g., smartphone and wearable based assessment and intervention) and advanced statistical methods (e.g., multi-level modeling, structural equation modeling) in R. All consortium postdoctoral fellows will receive several hours of professional development time per week and will be encouraged to write a training grant during their first or second year of the fellowship (e.g., K23, AFSP Postdoc grant).

    Clinical Opportunities
    In addition to the clinical opportunities provided through the research studies, consortium postdocs will have the opportunity, if desired, to receive clinical experience working at the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic (DBT-RU; Dr. Rizvi, director) and/or Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare (UBHC) (Dr. Stephanie Marcello, Supervisor). Rutgers UBHC offers a broad array of services to youth, adults and families with serious mental illness and substance use disorders. The types of services will be specialized based on the fellow’s interests and prior experiences.

    Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree in Clinical Psychology or a closely related field (completed by start date
     of fellowship), strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Preferred Requirements: The successful candidate will have research experience in one or more of the domains listed above and have experience with IRB applications, managing databases, and statistical analysis software. For those who wish to receive DBT experience, the successful candidate will have had training in DBT, diagnostic assessment, and/or behavioral treatments.

    Due Date and Timeline
    This is a 2-year appointment, with the second year contingent on renewal. The intended start date is as early as June 1, 2022 and no later than September 1, 2022. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The postdoctoral associate will be provided with standard benefits (e.g., health insurance), computer, and travel funding for one conference per year.

    How to Apply
    Interested applicants should submit a personal statement outlining their research and clinical interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three letters of recommendation. You can submit this information here:  https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ex2JMajlZM38atU If you have questions, contact Dr. Rizvi (slrizvi@gsapp.rutgers.edu), Dr. Kleiman (evan.kleiman@rutgers.edu), or Dr. Anestis (mda141@sph.rutgers.edu).

    Applications are due by December 1, 2021.

  4. Stony Brook University: College of Arts and Sciences Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Fellow 

    Stony Brook University invites applications for the College of Arts and Sciences’ Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) Fellows Program (2022/2023), a full-time, 12 month, non tenure-track faculty position at the lecturer level at the annual salary of $ 70,000 including full benefits to commence Fall 2022.   The fellow will be a part of a mentored research environment and, with a successful and demonstrated contribution to inclusion, diversity, and equity, will be invited to join the tenure-track faculty at Stony Brook University after two years.

    The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in one of the following departments: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Studio Art (digital), Asian and Asian American Studies (Korean American), Economics, Geosciences, Psychology (clinical), Political Science, Music, Sociology or Chemistry. Candidates must have demonstrated plans to contribute to inclusion, diversity and equity, excellence in innovative research and potential to participate in the teaching mission of the Department they join. The successful candidate will be expected to be an effective interdisciplinary teacher and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels to guide research and professional development, and be an active participant in community outreach activities.

    Stony Brook prides itself on attracting an incredibly diverse student body, including many first generation immigrants and first generation college students. Recent studies have shown that Stony Brook is one of the top universities in the U.S. for supporting the upward mobility of its students.

    We are interested in scholars with the potential to offer a critical perspective based on experience in or understanding of groups historically underrepresented in higher education in these particular areas of interest: critical race theory, globalization, health disparities, sustainability/climate justice, aging, racial justice. Multiple fellows will be hired so this list reflects a broad swath of interest for a pool of fellows.

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications: PhD or relevant terminal degree from an accredited institution prior to a start date between 6/1/2022 and 9/1/2022 with specialization in one of the possible appointing departments or related field. A record of research related to one of the possible appointing departments or related field.

    Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of or potential for excellence in research and service; undergraduate and graduate teaching; interdisciplinary collaboration; and community outreach.

    Application Instructions

    A complete application will consist of six items, including the required Application form: 1) a cover letter that indicates the department applying for and addresses the criteria for the position, 2) CV, 3) sample of representative scholarly work (no more than 3 publications), 4) Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statement 5) research statement, 6) teaching statement, In addition, three letters of reference should be requested and submitted through the Interfolio portal.

    Review of applicant files will begin on September 30, 2021 and will continue until job posting closes October 15, 2021. Inquiries may be directed to the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean CAS_Dean@stonybrook.edu. For this position, we are unable to sponsor candidates for work visas.

    Stony Brook University, one of four research-intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. It’s included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S.News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island’s largest single-site employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part-time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty. It enrolled roughly 26,800 students in fall 2019 — 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

    As part of a great research university, the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University incubates creative work and scholarship in fundamental disciplines, connecting with medicine, technology, public policy, culture, education, the arts, business and environment. As the liberal arts college for the campus, we help students and faculty explore diverse possibilities that exceed their initial expectations and prepare for a lifetime of learning and discovery.  http://www.stonybrook.edu/cas/    

    https://apply.interfolio.com/92220

    Deadline: Oct 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

  5. Post-Doc Research Associate in Child Oral Health Disparities  – University of Illinois Chicago

    We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a foundation in longitudinal cohort implementation and analyses to begin as soon as possible. The Postdoctoral Associate will primarily be working with the Coordinated Oral Health Promotion (CO-OP) Chicago Program. CO-OP Chicago was a randomized controlled trial of children under the age of three years old that tested a community health worker intervention to improve oral health outcomes. CO-OP Chicago has now been converted to a five-year longitudinal cohort funded by the NIH to study the oral health outcomes in low-income children over time. The dataset includes child and family behaviors, caries examination, and neighborhood factors. https://co-opchicago.ihrp.uic.edu/ CO-OP Chicago is led by Molly Martin, MD, MAPP, at the University of Illinois Chicago, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics; the study runs out of the Institute for Health Research and Policy.

    During the first year, the Postdoctoral Associate will focus on oversight of enrollment and data collection into the cohort. Data collection will include family oral health behaviors, child plaque, child caries, psychosocial factors, and neighborhood factors. During subsequent years, the Postdoctoral Associate will oversee ongoing data collection, conduct analyses, and publish manuscripts on the results.

    Interested applicants should send their CV and a letter of interest to Dr. Molly Martin (mollyma@uic.edu), cc Anna Sandoval (asando1@uic.edu).

    The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.  For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

    UIC is an EOE/AA/M/F/Disabled/Veteran

  6. Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in the Stress and Reproduction (STAR) Laboratory at Stony Brook University 

    The Stress and Reproduction (STAR) Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, New York) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on the Stony Brook COVID-19 Pregnancy Experiences (SB-COPE) Study. The SB-COPE Study is an NIH-funded longitudinal investigation of the effects of prenatal stress and social determinants of health experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and child physical and mental health. This postdoctoral fellowship is under joint mentorship of Dr. Heidi Preis (SB-COPE Study PI) and Dr. Marci Lobel (STAR Lab Director). 

    The successful candidate will have excellent data analytic skills and experience conducting longitudinal and complex data analysis (e.g., Structural Equations Modeling, Latent Growth Curve Modeling, Growth Mixture Modeling, Cross-Lagged Panel Modeling, Dyadic Multilevel Modeling), relevant knowledge of maternal health psychology, stress, and social determinants of health, and experience writing for publication. Experience with Qualtrics survey software and SPSS is preferred. Strong interpersonal skills and excellent organizational skills are a must. 

    We seek applicants whose research interests and experience will contribute to the scientific goals of the project. With close mentorship and support, the Fellow will be involved in data analysis and hypothesis testing, manuscript and report preparation as well as overseeing project operations including administration of surveys to SB-COPE Study participants and assistance in supervising undergraduate and graduate research assistants. 

    Candidates must have completed a PhD in psychology, social or behavioral sciences, public health, epidemiology, or a related field and have US citizenship or permanent resident status. The position is available immediately, pending final institutional approval. Applications will be accepted and screened on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The position is initially for one year, and may be renewable for up to 4 years based upon funding and incumbent performance. This position will be based in Stony Brook, New York. 

    Candidates should submit: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a synopsis of their research interests and experiences, including a brief description of their career plans related to health psychology research, and (3) a list of at least three referees that includes their mailing address, telephone number, and email address. 

    Email applications to Dr. Heidi Preis (Heidi.Preis@stonybrook.edu) at with subject line: Last name, First name SB-COPE Postdoc Application.

  7.  Postdoctoral Fellowship in BPD and PTSD at York University.

    A postdoctoral fellowship position is available to work as part of a dynamic, multi-site team led by Dr. Skye Fitzpatrick (York University) in the Treating and Understanding Life-threatening behaviour and Posttraumatic stress (TULiP laboratory; tuliplab.ca). The TULiP lab is a research group dedicated to helping people build lives worth living. We optimize interventions and identify treatment targets for individuals who engage in life-threatening behaviour, have borderline personality disorder (BPD), and/or have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We approach these goals in two ways: First, we ask clinically-relevant questions about BPD and its treatment (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; DBT) using experimental, ecological momentary assessment, and longitudinal methods. In this line of research, we seek to understand BPD and life-threatening behaviour, identify key treatment targets, and examine the efficacy of specific treatment strategies for BPD and life-threatening behaviour.

    Our work is guided by science, compassion, and hope. Most importantly, we believe that everyone can find freedom from suffering and build a life worth living. Our work is intended to help move people towards their vision of such a life, even if they cannot yet see it for themselves. ‚Äč

    We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a start date of October 1st, 2021. The postdoctoral fellow will support a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-funded project examining the role of communication and emotion in eliciting or buffering against suicidal and self-injurious behaviour in 250 couples wherein one member has borderline personality disorder (BPD). This project combines longitudinal assessment over a year, ecological momentary assessment, questionnaire development and validation, and qualitative analyses. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in the design and management of the study, including overseeing data collection and recruitment efforts.  

    As well, the TULiP lab is also currently running two clinical trials. The first is a randomized clinical trial of a novel, self-help, online couple intervention for Military Members, Veterans, First Responders, and Healthcare workers with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their partners: Couple HOPES (Helping Overcome PTSD and Enhance Satisfaction; www.couplehopes.com). The second is an uncontrolled trial of a novel psychotherapy intervention for couples wherein one member has BPD and has suicidal or self-injurious thoughts or behaviours. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to assist or become involved with these projects as their interests and time allow. Clinical training in the treatment of PTSD, BPD, and suicidal and other crisis behaviours using evidence-based PTSD interventions, dialectical behaviour therapy, and conjoint therapies may thus be available. 

    While COVID-19 is active, portions of the position may be available to be completed remotely as long as the individual can attend meetings and appointments in Eastern Standard Time and is eligible to work in Canada.

    This postdoctoral fellowship position based in the TULiP laboratory will last until September 30th, 2023.  There may be an option of renewal contingent upon funding. Salary is competitive. 

    To apply for this position, please submit the following documents: 
    A cover letter
    A detailed and up to date CV.

    Please submit all documents by email to Skye Fitzpatrick at skyefitz@yorku.ca as soon as possible.  

  8. Stony Brook University Consortium Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (SBU-CPFP)

    Brief Description of Duties: The Leonard Krasner Psychological Center (KPC) and the Mind Body Clinical Research Center (MB-CRC) in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry (respectively) at Stony Brook University seek 3 full-time Post-doctoral Fellows (with Adult or Child/Adolescent focus). Post-doctoral fellows provide both outpatient and inpatient clinical services. Outpatient psychotherapy services include: assessment, consultation, and provision of time-limited evidence-based interventions (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Inpatient clinical services will include working as part of an interdisciplinary team in either the psychiatric emergency department, consultation and liaison service, adult inpatient unit, or the child inpatient unit. Protected time for research may be available depending on experience and interests. Additional activities will include: providing support for ongoing research studies, assisting with training activities, and providing supervision to pre-doctoral psychology trainees. Fellows may also participate in our comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program (i.e., skills training, consultation team, and skill coaching). Additional training opportunities are available in mindfulness-based and behavioral health interventions. Child fellows have the opportunity to get training in the Incredible Years program and Unified Protocol for Adolescents program.

    Required Qualifications:

    Doctoral Degree in clinical psychology; Demonstrated experience in providing cognitive behavioral and/or thirdwave treatments (e.g., mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy); Publication(s). 

    Preferred Qualifications: Experience with providing hospital-based psychological services. Broad-based clinical research experience with adults and/or children/adolescents. Experience with supervising support staff and/or trainees. Experience leading/co-leading DBT skills groupsExperience with grant and manuscript writing. Experience with trauma-related research and treatment. Minimum 2 first authored publications.

    Start date: September 1st, 2021. Accepting applications now until positions are filled. Please email a cover letter, current CV and 2 letters of recommendation to Drs. Dina Vivian (dina.vivian@stonybrook.edu ) and Adam Gonzalez (adam.gonzalez@stonybrook.edu).

  9.  NIMH T32 Postdoctoral Training in Suicide Research

    The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Clinical Psychology Training Programs at Brown: A Consortium of the Providence VA Medical Center, Lifespan, and Care New England is pleased to offer a new T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Suicide Research. This Research Fellowship Program (RFP) opportunity is based out of the Brown University Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, with faculty representation across 6 of our affiliated training hospitals.  We are currently accepting applications with start dates as early as summer 2021.

    The Brown Suicide Research T32 is designed to prepare the next generation of MD and PhD researchers to conduct cutting-edge translational and prevention research on suicidal ideation and behaviors.Fellows in this program will receive rigorous foundational training in research design and statistics, ethics and responsible conduct of research, scientific rigor and reproducibility, and grant writing, alongside individualized training in suicide research, guided by a primary mentor and a co-mentor with complementary expertise. Program faculty, represented across 6 of our Brown-affiliated hospitals, provide opportunities for mentorship and training in suicide research across a broad range of age and patient populations, covering basic experimental and predictive methods, intervention development and clinical trials, and implementation science. Affiliated faculty offer expertise in areas that are highly complementary to important questions in suicide research, including sleep, genetics, ecological and ambulatory assessment, neurostimulation, biomedical informatics, emergency and pediatric medicine, geriatrics, and advanced statistical methodologies.

    Several positions are available for up to two-year appointments. The successful applicant must have completed the PhD and/or MD prior to the start of the position and must have US citizenship or permanent resident status. We are committed to assembling a diverse group of trainees and welcome applicants from across under-represented racial and ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

    Please visit Suicide Research T32 | Clinical Psychology Training| Brown University for more information and to see the faculty mentor profiles. For more information or with questions, please contact Center Co-Director, Lauren Weinstock, PhD, Lauren_Weinstock@brown.edu

    For further details regarding the application process, please visit the Postdoctoral Fellowship link on our website at: https://www.brown.edu/clinical-psychology-training/