University of Pittsburgh
Apr 18, 2018
CLINICAL-RESEARCH POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY: This is a multifaceted post-doc opportunity to learn about the life-long impact of very early-onset depressive disorders  on psychosocial functioning and cardiovascular health in multiple generations of subjects and the role of maladaptive emotion regulation as a salient risk factor for these disorders. Our newest project focuses on the longitudinal trajectories of mood repair and its psychophysiology up to middle-age among adults with juvenile-onset depressive disorders (and healthy controls), and the role of decision making in emotion regulation. Training opportunities include attendance in Departmental seminars, learning about cardiac psychophysiology (autonomic nervous system processes) and its assessment, and improving skills relevant to producing scientific articles and grant applications. The successful applicant will be responsible for overseeing psychiatric diagnostic assessments and assuring quality control, along with coordinating some other aspects of our newest project. The incumbent also will be expected to conduct some research clinical interviews with adults and arrive at DSM diagnoses: if appropriate, he/she also will receive clinical supervision that can be used toward license certification. Duties may include additional tasks and span multiple projects. Requirements are: doctorate in clinical psychology or related field, 3+ years of clinical exposure including experience with standardized diagnostic assessment procedures, preferably in psychiatric settings with adults; 2-3 years of experience in an academic clinical research setting, preferably in research coordination, and familiarity with the clinical and experimental literature on depression. Excellent communication, problem-solving, time management, and supervisory skills are essential. A multi-year commitment is expected. Qualified candidates (USA citizens or green card holders) may submit their CV and three (3) letters of recommendation via email: to or by mail to Dr. Maria Kovacs, Childhood Depression Research Program, 3811 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15213. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative-Action and Equal Opportunity employer.
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA, USA Postdoc