November 5, 2015

Postdoctoral Position in OCD Treatment and Research in NYC

Postdoctoral Position in OCD Treatment and Research at New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center

The Center for OCD and Related Disorders at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, directed by Blair Simpson, MD, PhD, seeks to hire a postdoctoral Clinical Researcher for a 2 year position. Candidates should have either an MD or a PhD or PsyD in clinical psychology. This position will involve assisting with all aspects of Dr. Simpson’s clinical research program focused on obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and will include a mixture of clinical and research work, consonant with the applicant’s experience and career trajectory.

Ideal applicants will have experience evaluating and treating OCD and related disorders, conducting clinical research, and strong analytic and writing skills. Interest in developing an independent research career under Dr. Simpson’s mentorship is a plus and applicants with specific interests in translational research are encouraged to apply. The Center for OCD and Related Disorders has a broad range of research studies that candidates could work on. Please see our website for information about current studies (http://columbiapsychiatry.org/ocd).

Start date: July 1, 2016.

Please send a letter of interest and your CV to Dr. Shari Steinman (haxelsh@nyspi.columbia.edu).  Formal applications will be accepted on-line starting 12/1 (http://rfmh.iapplicants.com/SearchJobs-city.html) and the direct link will be posted on our website at www.columbia-ocd.org.
For those who want to pursue a full-time research career, please consider applying in parallel to Columbia University Medical Center’s T32 fellowship in affective, anxiety, eating and related disorders, with Dr. Blair Simpson as your mentor. Please see the fellowship website (http://columbiapsychiatry.org/research/aaer_disorders) for eligibility and deadlines. If you plan to apply for the T32 fellowship, please note this in your cover letter.

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