Postdoctoral Fellowship for Translational Research in Child Psychiatric Disorders (NIMH T32)

NIMH–funded postdoctoral training fellowships are available to child psychiatrists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and psychologists to conduct translational research in childhood psychiatric disorders, which includes basic science developments leading to treatments and examining the bridge between treatments developed in the lab setting and community settings. Trainees are expected to conduct research in areas that could range from studying animal models of neurodevelopmental conditions to conducting clinical trials and studying the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based treatments in the community.

The training program is designed to impart the training and skills necessary for submitting a competitive career-development (K) award. The emphasis on translational research necessitates interdisciplinary input into each trainee’s education and strong programmatic oversight to ensure that each trainee has the cognitive and technological tools required for success in their present and future research endeavors.

The program welcomes applicants interested in focusing on understudied populations, including racial/ethnic minorities or persons with disabilities. Trainees will be mentored in core domains of translational research in child psychiatry including:

  • The NIMH research domain criteria
  • Translational neuroscience
  • Biostatistics
  • Research design, management, and ethics
  • Scientific writing
  • Oral presentation
  • Grant preparation

The T32 Training Program is led by a group of internationally recognized researchers with strong records in basic neuroscience, neuroimaging, psychopharmacology, epidemiology, and clinical trials research, including psychological and psychopharmacological interventions and prevention research. Some faculty include:

Candidates can elect to work in any of the numerous basic neuroscience, epidemiology, or clinical treatment laboratories affiliated with the program.

Columbia University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging women, minorities, the economically disadvantaged, and persons with disabilities to apply.

The position requires applicants to be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Individuals on temporary visas are unfortunately not eligible. Both MDs and PhDs are eligible to apply.

Positions available: July 1, 2022.
Applications will be accepted beginning in the summer of 2021 and will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 1, 2022.

Applicants must send their CV, a 2-3 page personal statement describing their research interests and career development goals to:

Cynthia Leger
[email protected]
Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Columbia University/NYSPI
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 78
New York, NY 10032

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