Vanderbilt University NIMH T32 Postdoc: Development of Psychopathology

Vanderbilt University: Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship (NIMH/NRSA T32 training grant): Development of Psychopathology: From Brain and Behavioral Science to Intervention

Psychology & Human Development; Department of Psychology; Department of Psychiatry

This interdisciplinary training program aims to produce independent research scientists who can (a) generate, integrate, and disseminate new knowledge about fundamental neurobiological and psychosocial mechanisms underlying a range of psychiatric conditions, or (b) translate basic research into interventions for treating and preventing psychopathology in children, adolescents, and adults. Thus, the T32 program trains researchers in basic neuroscience, developmental psychopathology, and translational intervention science for mental disorders across the life span to prepare them to become independent transdisciplinary investigators.

The foundation of the program is apprenticeship-based research in which trainees receive direct guidance by at least two primary faculty mentors. Postdoctoral fellows will perform mentored independent research, receive formal didactic and experiential training in a designated areas of research, such as identifying biomarkers underlying psychopathology, mechanisms of treatment outcomes, translational methods, clinical trials, treatment dissemination and service utilization as well as training in ethical issues in research with children and adults.

Director: Judy Garber, Co-Directors: David Zald, David Cole, Steven Hollon.

Primary Faculty: Jenni Blackford, Bruce Compas, Blythe Corbett, Carissa Cascio, Laurie Cutting, Elizabeth Dykens, Stephan Heckers, Kathryn Humphries, Anton Kaczkurkin, Autumn Kujawa, Bunmi Olatunji, Sohee Park, Kris Preacher, Sonya Sterba, Andrew Tomarken, Lynn Walker, Mark Wallace, Joe Wehby, plus over twenty other affiliated scientists.

Qualifications: Applicants must have received their graduate degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, MD) by June 29, 2019. We especially encourage applications from individuals interested in translational research with an emphasis on neurobiology and behavior, developmental psychopathology, interventions, and scholars with strong quantitative and statistical expertise.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send the following:

  1. A description of your research program and career goals (up to 2 single-spaced pages)
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation (emailed directly to Director Garber)
  4. Reprints of up to 3 publications to:

Judy Garber, Ph.D.

Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology and Human Development
Vanderbilt University
0552 Peabody, 230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203-5
615-343-8714 (office), or to

NIMH-funded, T-32 fellows must be U.S. citizens. Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We especially invite candidates from diverse and/or disadvantaged backgrounds, and individuals with disabilities.

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