December 5, 2015

Implementation Science Postdoc - Beidas Lab - Penn

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Implementation Science, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Rinad Beidas, PhD, at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research (CMHPSR) in the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship.

Position: Dr. Beidas’s lab studies the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychosocial practices for youth in community settings. The primary goal of this research is to improve the quality of mental health services across a variety of community settings, including specialty mental health clinics, schools, and primary care clinics.

Primary Duties: The fellowship is in the Beidas lab which has a number of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded mixed-methods projects including a K23 focusing on the impact of a policy mandate on implementation of evidence-based practices and an R01 that will identify the most accurate and cost-effective fidelity measurement strategies in community settings. The fellow will gain valuable mentored research experience in conducting large implementation studies. The fellow will be encouraged to take advantage of the scholarly opportunities at the CMHPSR and wider Penn community including an implementation science journal club and working group. The fellow will be expected to engage in scholarly activities including manuscript and grant-writing; access to current and archival datasets will be provided. The fellow will also assist in supervising research coordinators, graduate, and undergraduate students, and fostering relationships with various community partners. Opportunities to accrue clinical hours for licensure in psychology will be available.

Start Date: Summer, 2016. The position is contingent upon funding; initial appointment is for one year but a multi-year appointment is possible, and desirable.

Salary: NIH rate

         Doctoral degree from an APA-Accredited program in Clinical, Child Clinical, or School Psychology
         Must have substantial training and experience in the delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
         Knowledge with statistical software (SAS, SPSS, Mplus)
         Preferred mixed methods experience and knowledge of qualitative analysis software (NVivo)
         Preferred experience with observational coding systems for psychotherapy (e.g., TPOCS)
         Excellent written communication, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills
         Previous experience partnering with community stakeholders

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the CMHPSR and Dr. Beidas’s work, please visit:

If you have applied for the other postdoctoral fellowship offered in our Center that is provided in partnership with the Department of Behavioral Health, please note that this is a separate opportunity and will require you to apply again should you be interested in both. 

To apply, please submit: (1) Cover letter; (2) CV; (3) writing samples; and (4) the names of three professional references. Materials should be sent to and

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