Post Doctoral Appointee in Adolescent Behavioral Health Research

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Indiana, PENNSYLVANIA

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Position Details

Title Post Doctoral Appointee in Adolescent Behavioral Health Research
Specific Title
Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow
Department IUSM - Psychiatry
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Adolescent Behavioral Health Research at Indiana University School of Medicine

The Adolescent Behavioral Health Research Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine is currently seeking applications from highly motivated, team-oriented candidates for a research postdoctoral fellowship. The full-time position will focus on honing expertise and research acumen in the areas of adolescent substance use, mental health, traumatic stress, and behavioral interventions for youth and families. Candidates with interests in developing and implementing applied research projects aimed at improving reach and effectiveness of behavioral health services for young people, as well as understanding more about neural and behavioral mechanisms underlying response to such treatments, are encouraged to apply. The fellow will actively participate in implementation, data analysis, and dissemination of findings (manuscripts, presentations) from multiple funded clinical trials and laboratory studies. Additional opportunities exist to contribute to studies on developmental neuroscience and behavioral health informatics. The fellow and will receive mentorship from faculty investigators toward the development of an independent program of research. Training will be provided in project design, grant writing, and research ethics. Fellows may have the opportunity to gain clinical hours toward licensure through the delivery of clinic- and telehealth-based assessment and treatment services. Salary and benefits are commensurate with NIH rates based on training and years of experience.

The Adolescent Behavioral Health Research Program ( is a joint effort of the IUSOM Departments of Pediatrics ( and Psychiatry ( Core faculty include Matthew Aalsma, Ph.D., Zachary Adams, Ph.D., Ally Dir, Ph.D., Leslie Hulvershorn, MD., and Tamika Zapolski, Ph.D.

Indiana University is a multi-campus public research institution, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education with an annual operating budget of $2.1 billion. IUSM is the largest medical school in the United States with a student body that includes over 43% women and 36% ethnic minorities. IUSM has over $320 million in grants awarded for fiscal year 2015-2016, the majority of which come from the NIH. Additionally, IUSM provides an interdisciplinary and interactive scientific environment with many multidisciplinary centers and state-of-the-art core facilities.

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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.

Basic Qualifications

- Ph.D. in clinical, developmental, counseling, or school psychology; social work; public health; neuroscience, or a closely related field; or M.D. child and adolescent psychiatrist
- Successful completion of accredited internship, if applicable
- Strong background in quantitative analysis
- Prior experience conducting behavioral health or health services research, as demonstrated by published manuscripts and presentations at scientific meetings
- Team player with strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills
- Commitment to becoming an independent scientist
- Exceptional analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills

Department Contact for Questions

Zachary W. Adams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
HITS Building | Suite 2000
410 West 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a CV, including contact information for 3 references, as well as a cover letter stating interests, experience, and goals:

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OAA # IUSM004032016

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