Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2021-2022
Penn Center for Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow
The Penn Center for Mental Health (CMH) is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to support the clinical research activities of two NIMH-funded projects related to the implementation of evidence-based practices under the mentorship of Dr. Emily Becker-Haimes. The first project will test a causal model of implementation processes for cognitive behavioral therapy in community settings. The second project will design and evaluate targeted implementation supports to increase clinician comfort working with individuals at-risk for suicide. The postdoctoral fellow will work on all aspects of these two studies including: providing clinical consultation to community clinicians, working closely with community partners to design novel implementation strategies, supporting data management and analysis, and leading and contributing to manuscript preparation and publications.
The fellow also will receive support from Penn faculty to develop an independent research agenda and will have access to rich training and mentorship opportunities through CMH’s fellowship training program. Opportunities for direct clinical training are also available through the Pediatric Anxiety Treatment Center at Hall-Mercer (PATCH) program, depending on the fellow’s training goals.
This is an ideal opportunity for individuals interested in mental health services or implementation research or practice. Strong applicants will have experience in cognitive-behavioral therapy and community-based research, along with excellent interpersonal and leadership skills. Individuals committed to improving mental health care within the public mental health system are particularly encouraged to apply. Achieving clinical licensure will be supported and encouraged.
This position will be for two years, contingent on funding.
Appointment: Summer or Fall 2022
Qualifications: Applicants who will have earned a Ph.D., Psy.D., or equivalent in psychology, social work, or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Applications: To apply, please send a CV, a statement of interest, and the names and emails of three references to Emily Becker-Haimes, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested individuals are encouraged to reach out to Dr. Becker-Haimes to learn about the position.
Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment with VA Medical Center of Philadelphia
Description: A 2-year psychology research Postdoctoral fellowship position is anticipated to be available starting September of 2022. Potential areas of emphasis for this position include marital and family issues of combat veterans, integrated behavioral health/primary care, genetics/pharmacology, substance abuse, late-life mental health, sleep disorders, PTSD, and psychosocial factors in chronic illness (See Faculty list below). We are especially interested in candidates who will be able to apply their content area interests to a precision mental health approach to the treatment of mental health conditions, consistent with the theme of our Center (www.mirecc.va.gov/visn4/). This includes consideration of ongoing measurement to drive treatment decisions, biomarkers (e.g., genetic variants in treatment), patient treatment preferences, and decision aids for clinicians in mood and addictive disorders. The Fellowship operates within the VISN 4 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center in the CPL Michael J Crescenz VA Medical Center (Philadelphia). The Fellowship entails 75% research and 25% clinical training. This is a research Fellowship and not an accredited clinical residency by the American Psychological Association. The goals of the Fellowship are to provide mentored experience in research design, publication of research reports, grant writing, and supervised clinical training sufficient for license eligibility. A third year of training is available in some cases. The position includes an appointment in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pennsylvania.
Research interests and Faculty: Fellowship faculty members and their research interests are as follows: Elaine Boland, Ph.D. (sleep and circadian rhythm disturbances in mood disorders), Phillip Gehrman, Ph.D. (CBT of insomnia and nightmares), Katherine Miller, Ph.D. (trauma-related sleep disturbance, with nightmare focus), Subhajit Chakravorty (genetics/neurobiology and treatment of insomnia in alcohol use disorder), Amy Helstrom, Ph.D. (primary care/mental health integration, health behavior change, behavioral interventions for chronic disease), Johanna Klaus, Ph.D. (primary care/mental health integration), Henry Kranzler, M.D. (genetics, pharmacological treatment, and pharmacogenetics of alcohol and drug dependence), Shahrzad Mavandadi, Ph.D. (social relationships and physical and mental well-being), James McKay, Ph.D. (continuing care treatments for substance use disorders, adaptive treatment designs, and contingency management), David Oslin, M.D. (treatment outcomes for addictive disorders, and pharmacogenetics of mental health conditions), Steven L. Sayers, Ph.D. (marital and family issues in mental health treatment), Cobb Scott, Ph.D. (Neuropsychology/neuroimaging in PTSD and alcohol/substance dependence, comorbidity), Michael Thase, M.D. (assessment and treatment of mood disorders), Daniel Weintraub, M.D. (psychiatric and cognitive complications of Parkinson’s disease, treatment and related impulse control disorders). Additional faculty members of Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pennsylvania are available as supporting mentors for Post-doctoral Fellows.
Requirements and Application process: Each applicant must be a graduate of an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology, have completed an APA-accredited internship, received the doctoral degree, and be a U.S. citizen. The application deadline is December 1, 2021, but the review of applications will start at the time of receipt so you are encouraged to submit your application prior to that time. Send a letter detailing your research interests and career goals, likely mentors to whom you might match, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, and any representative reprints, manuscripts, or grant applications to Steven L. Sayers, Ph.D., Fellowship Director, at email@example.com (preferred), or to the following mailing address: Steven L. Sayers, Ph.D., MIRECC/116, CPL Michael J Crescenz VA Medical Center, 3900 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19104. Inquiries can be made by email or by calling Dr. Sayers at (215) 823-5196. For more about the fellowship and the VISN 4 MIRECC: http://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn4/Education/fellowship.asp. The CPL Michael J Crescenz VA Medical Center (Philadelphia) in which our training program resides is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we are committed to ensuring a range of diversity among our training classes, and we strive to select candidates representing different kinds of programs and theoretical orientations, geographic areas, ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, disabilities, and life experiences.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Opening in Global Mental Health and Addiction Science in Psychology at
University of Maryland, College Park
This position offers an exciting opportunity to be engaged in global and local addiction science and mental health research. We are looking for a postdoc with interest in addiction science, global mental health, peer recovery and/or stigma research, preferably with experience with both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, including experience with longitudinal data analysis. There will be numerous opportunities for publications in the areas of HIV, substance use, and global mental health, including from a hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial of a lay counselor delivered behavioral intervention for substance use and HIV medication adherence in Cape Town, South Africa, two trials evaluating mental health and substance use stigma reduction interventions among community health workers and peers in South Africa, and a Baltimore-based HEAL Initiative trial examining a peer-delivered behavioral activation intervention in methadone treatment. Primary responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: data analysis and manuscript preparation, grant preparation, research staff supervision and mentorship, and clinical supervision (if applicable). Supervised clinical hours for licensure will be available focused on treating underserved, minority individuals with substance use, mental health, and co-occurring health conditions, including opportunities for integrated primary care. The position will be based at University of Maryland, College Park, the flagship campus of University of Maryland, located 5 miles outside of Washington DC, and 30 miles from Baltimore.
The postdoctoral associate should have completed the requirements for his or her PhD in psychology, public health, or a related behavioral sciences field. A successful candidate would have a strong publication history and record of securing external funding, excellent social, organizational, writing and data analysis skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively with internal and external partners. Candidates with advanced quantitative data analytic skills, and/or both qualitative and quantitative experience are preferred, as well as interests in peer-delivered interventions, HIV, and/or stigma reduction. Opportunities for independent data analysis, manuscript preparation, and grant writing will be available and encouraged. This fellowship has the potential to lead to a faculty position depending on the candidate’s ability to develop his or her own clinical research portfolio, teaching and supervision interests, and interest in collaborating on existing funded projects.
Applicants should email Dr. Jessica Magidson (firstname.lastname@example.org; subject heading: GMH and Addiction Post-Doc Application) the following: 1) a copy of their CV; 2) cover letter describing fit with the position and relevant experience, research/career goals, and available start date; 3) writing sample, preferably a first author manuscript; and 4) names/contact information of three professional references. Start date is flexible anytime from July through Sept 2022. Applications will be reviewed as they are received through until the position is filled, with a preferred submission by December 1st, 2021. Email inquiries are welcome.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Women’s Mental Health VA Boston Healthcare System
First consideration will be given to applications received by December 3, 2021. Graduate training in clinical or counseling psychology is preferred, but applications are welcome from candidates in related fields. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree prior to starting the program. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The salary and benefits package is competitive. More information about WHSD-NCPTSD faculty and research interests can be found at https://www.ptsd.va.gov/about/divisions/womens/index.asp.
Applications should include a cover letter summarizing professional interests and goals, and a curriculum vita. Three letters of reference should be sent directly from letter writers. Applications should be submitted via e-mail to Amy Street, Ph.D., Women’s Health Fellowship Director, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, email@example.com. The VA Boston Healthcare System is an equal opportunity employer.
The VA Boston Healthcare System is accepting applications for a two-year research fellowship in women’s mental health to begin in August/September 2022. The primary objective of this training program is to produce clinical researchers who are qualified to function as independent clinician investigators in women’s mental health, with a particular focus on the scientific study of stress, trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The fellowship represents one track within an interdisciplinary Advanced Fellowship in Women’s Health, is affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine and is housed within the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD (WHSD-NCPTSD). The Division possesses outstanding resources for research, clinical, and training activities, and offers a stimulating work environment where diversity is valued. Outstanding fellowship resources include didactic training, grant writing workshop, well-equipped psychophysiology and cognitive research laboratories, advanced computing capabilities and engaged mentors with a broad range of professional expertise. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects conducted by program faculty, initiate independent research projects, conduct secondary analyses on existing data sets, prepare applications to federal and other funding agencies for research support and provide direct clinical services to patients under the guidance of a clinical supervisor. Fellowship graduates should have the potential to be role models in leading, developing, conducting, and evaluating innovative research, educational products, and clinical care in health issues pertaining to women and women veterans.
Postdoctoral Research Position at University of Iceland and Uppsala University
We seek a post-doctoral researcher for an international research project in which a remotely delivered psychological intervention after trauma will be tested. The team has been developing a novel science-driven intervention approach, and this post doctoral position is critical for the next phases moving from feasiblity studies to clinical trials. You will help manage a randomized controlled trial (RCT) in Iceland in which women with intrusive memories after trauma will be offered to participate. You will be a part of an interdisciplinary international team including a professor of clinical psychology (Andri Björnsson), a project manager and doctoral students at the University of Iceland, Department of Psychology, professors of epidemiology (Arna Hauksdóttir and Unnur Valdimarsdóttir) from the Centre of Public Health at the University of Iceland, Department of Medicine, and a professor of clinical psychology (Emily Holmes) and postdoctoral researchers at Uppsala University, Department of Psychology.
Your main role will be to help manage the randomized controlled trial, including pilot work, which will involve e.g., working with the project manager and doctoral and other students in delivering the intervention and collecting outcome data, managing the data, communicating with the ethics committee, and organizing regular meetings and communicating information between the team at the University of Iceland and the Uppsala University team.
Time frame: The start date can be as soon as November 2021, and the appointment will be for 2.5 years. The post doctoral researcher will be stationed in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Please submit your application on or before November 15, 2021, including your CV and a one page statement of interest and for how you see this position fitting into your overall career goals.
For further information about the position, please contact Professor Andri S. Björnsson (firstname.lastname@example.org, +354-525-5177), Professor Arna Hauksdóttir (email@example.com, sími +354-525-4072) at the University of Iceland or Professor Emily Holmes (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Uppsala University.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Opening in Addiction and Implementation Science in Psychology at
University of Maryland, College Park
We are looking to recruit a postdoc with interest in addiction treatment and implementation science in underserved, marginalized communities, preferably with experience with both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, including longitudinal data analysis. There will be numerous opportunities for publications in the areas of substance use, implementation science, and peer delivery, including from two hybrid effectiveness-implementation trials of peer-delivered behavioral activation interventions in underserved communities in Baltimore and Detroit. Primary responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: data analysis and manuscript preparation, grant preparation, research staff supervision and mentorship, and clinical supervision (if applicable). Supervised clinical hours for licensure will be available focused on treating underserved, minority individuals with substance use, mental health, and co-occurring health conditions, including opportunities for integrated primary care. The position will be based at University of Maryland, College Park, the flagship campus of University of Maryland, located 5 miles outside of Washington DC, and 30 miles from Baltimore.
The postdoctoral associate should have completed the requirements for his or her PhD in psychology, public health, or a related behavioral sciences field. A successful candidate would have a strong publication history and record of securing external funding, excellent social, organizational, writing and data analysis skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively with internal and external partners. Candidates with advanced quantitative data analytic skills, and/or both qualitative and quantitative experience are preferred. Opportunities for independent data analysis, manuscript preparation, and grant writing will be available and encouraged. This fellowship has the potential to lead to a faculty position depending on the candidate’s ability to develop his or her own clinical research portfolio, teaching and supervision interests, and interest in collaborating on existing funded projects.
Applicants should email Dr. Jessica Magidson (email@example.com; subject heading: Addiction and IS Post-Doc Application) the following: 1) a copy of their CV; 2) cover letter describing fit with the position and relevant experience, research/career goals, and available start date; 3) writing sample, preferably a first author manuscript; and 4) names/contact information of three professional references. Start date is flexible during Summer/early Fall 2022. Applications will be reviewed as they are received through until the position is filled, with a preferred submission by December 1st, 2021. Email inquiries are welcome.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. UMD is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected status in all aspects of employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities; minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Postdoctoral Fellow at Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital
The Anxiety Disorders Center/Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ADC/CCBT) at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital invites applications for two one-year postdoctoral fellowships (with an option for a second year, to be determined mutually) beginning in Fall 2022. 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.
One position is focused on providing assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment, including intensive (daily) treatment, for outpatients diagnosed with anxiety and related disorders. It is anticipated that the fellow’s case load will be a mix of adults, children, and adolescents. Research activities may include serving as a project manager for a funded study, serving as a study therapist or independent evaluator, writing articles, and conducting data analyses. Numerous opportunities exist for independent basic or applied research as well. Other duties may include supervision of graduate clinicians and conducting workshops and trainings.
The second post-doctoral fellowship will provide specialized training in suicide prevention research. The fellow will assist with research coordination, assessment, and treatment on suicide prevention studies including a randomized controlled trial of CBT in adult inpatients. Additional research opportunities addressing suicide prevention among adolescents is also anticipated.. Other research activities may include assisting with writing articles and conducting data analyses. Numerous opportunities exist for independent basic or applied research as well. 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) and experience with cognitive-behavioral interventions.
Founded in 1822, The Institute of Living was one of the first mental health centers in the United States. Located on 35 acres landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted, The Institute of Living lies near the center of Hartford, CT, and grants easy access to New York City and Boston. Becoming a Division of Hartford Hospital in 1994, it remains one of America's leading not-for-profit centers for comprehensive patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric, and addiction disorders. It has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top psychiatric facilities.
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Send (or email) curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and representative reprints/preprints (if applicable) to:
David F. Tolin, Ph.D., ABPP
Director, Anxiety Disorders Center/Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
The Institute of Living
200 Retreat Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
For questions, call (860) 545-7685 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postdoctoral Position at VA Boston Healthcare System
Collaborating research groups at the VA Boston Healthcare System anticipate up to two NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellowships to begin by September 1, 2022. These training positions are designed to prepare researchers for academically-oriented careers in the psychology and neurobiology of stress-related disorders. Previous fellows have launched successful careers in universities and academic medical settings. Candidates with backgrounds and interest in neuroimaging, genetics, aging/cognitive impairment, and intimate partner violence are encouraged to apply.
The fellowship program is affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine and is located primarily at the Jamaica Plain Campus of VA Boston. Affiliated centers include the Behavioral Science and Women's Health Sciences divisions of the National Center for PTSD, the Translational Research Center for TBI and Stress Disorders, the Neuroimaging Research for Veterans Center, and the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research. These programs offer outstanding resources including existing datasets, technical support personnel, well-equipped laboratories, advanced computing facilities, and a broad range of professional expertise. The anticipated salary and benefits package is competitive, and supplemental funds will be available to support further coursework and other educational opportunities, conference attendance, and travel.
The program offers training in several core areas. Candidates may contact the following program leaders prior to application for more information about the specific cores: Clinical Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (David Salat email@example.com), Molecular Biomarkers and Genetics (Mark Miller: firstname.lastname@example.org), Assessment, Diagnosis, and Epidemiology (Brian Marx: email@example.com), Treatment Development and Optimization(Denise Sloan: firstname.lastname@example.org), and Implementation and Dissemination (Katherine Iverson: email@example.com).
Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects conducted by program faculty, initiate independent research projects, conduct secondary analyses on existing data sets, prepare grant applications to federal and other funding agencies, and learn about all aspects of laboratory management. Each fellow will have a senior faculty member assigned to serve as a primary mentor. For license-eligible clinical psychology fellows, arrangements are available outside the program to provide direct clinical services to patients under the guidance of a clinical supervisor.
Materials will be reviewed and interviews arranged on a first-come basis. Preliminary applications should include a statement of interests and goals, a curriculum vita, and three professional references that should be sent directly by the recommendation writer. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree prior to starting the program. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications should be submitted electronically no later than December 3, 2021 to Denise Sloan, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org). The VA Boston Healthcare System is an equal opportunity employer.
The National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is seeking applications for its NIMH-funded T-32 post-doctoral research training program, Basic & Translational Research Training in Traumatic Stress Across the Lifespan (T32MH018869). This program is in its 34th year of funding. At least one fellow will be selected for the 2022-2023 year. The NCVC offers fellowship training for entry level and/or experienced clinical scientists to develop clinical research skills necessary to pursue an independent research career in the field of traumatic stress, with a particular emphasis on civilian trauma and its impact on mental health. Stipends are based on NIH-designated levels. Successful applicants must have a strong commitment to a career in clinical research and a doctoral degree in psychology, medicine, social work, public health, or similar field.
The NCVC fellowship training program produces clinical scientists skilled in strategies to investigate the impact of potentially traumatic events (PTEs) upon the mental health of adults and children. Our research training program provides trainees with mentorship, coursework, seminars, mental health treatment experiences, and research training necessary to conduct competent, interdisciplinary, and translational traumatic stress research. All fellows have a primary faculty mentor and a co-mentor in a complementary field. Co-mentors are jointly identified by the fellow and the training faculty, based on training needs, and include Ph.D.s and M.D.s with a broad range of scientific expertise including (but not limited to) developmental psychopathology, neuroscience, behavioral and molecular genetics, mental health disparities, substance abuse, HIV prevention, treatment efficacy, and dissemination and implementation research. The NCVC has a number of major extramurally-funded projects that include studies of exposure to PTEs (e.g., child maltreatment, sexual violence, and other forms of interpersonal violence, racism-related trauma, mass violence incidents (MVIs), environmental crimes, traumatic grief) and risk of PTSD and related mental disorders, studies of resilience following exposure to PTEs, treatment and prevention intervention development and randomized clinical trials (RCTs), and projects addressing translation and dissemination of effective treatments to practice (including mobile and web-based platforms). The NCVC also hosts the Office for Victims of Crime-funded National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center that is engaged in large scale epidemiological studies of the mental health impact of mass violence incidents, resilience given exposure to such incidents, and evaluation of self-help apps to facilitate resilience and recovery.
The MUSC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is a strong academic department that consistently ranks in the top 10 in the country for NIH funding. This complements the outstanding post-doctoral training available through the NCVC fellowship. NCVC faculty includes 11 doctoral level diverse professionals who are energetic and enthusiastic participants in the fellowship training program. Core faculty from other Departments (e.g., Neuroscience) and Divisions in Psychiatry at MUSC (e.g., Addiction Sciences, Brain Stimulation Lab, Global and Community Health) who specialize in traumatic stress research also serve as primary and secondary mentors for post docs. Applicants are encouraged to visit https://medicine.musc.edu/departments/psychiatry/divisions-and-programs/divisions/ncvc/faculty for overviews of the NCVC faculty’s research.
Charleston is a beautiful, historic, diverse ocean-side city with fun and interesting things to do and see. Beaches, boating, fishing, golf, and other outdoor amenities combine with a strong value of historic and environmental preservation and a relatively low cost of living to produce a wonderful place to live and work. Charleston has been named the No. 1 City in the U.S. and Canada by Travel+Leisure’s World’s Best Awards.
Applications must include: a) a ONE PAGE letter outlining the basis of your interest in the fellowship and goals for advanced research training in traumatic stress research (inclusive of long term career goals); b) an updated C.V.; c) any p/reprints (minimum of one) you feel would help to demonstrate your research proficiency; and d) a list of 3 names (and contact information) for individuals who may serve as references for your research and work. We are not requesting letters of recommendation at this time but may do so at a later date. In considering research interests and goals for the fellowship training, interested applicants are encouraged to review current NIMH research priorities: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/strategic-planning-reports/index.shtml. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial, and cultural groups, sexual minorities, and from people with disabilities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Please electronically email application materials BY 5:00pm ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 to:
Carla Kmett Danielson, Ph.D., MPI/Director of Post-Doctoral Training; email@example.com
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.
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.
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).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Kleiman (email@example.com), or Dr. Anestis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications are due by December 1, 2021.
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.
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.
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/
Deadline: Oct 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
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.
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com as soon as possible.
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.
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 groups. Experience 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Adam Gonzalez (email@example.com).
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/