Sep 20, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Center for OCD and Related Disorders
  • 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, USA
Postdoc Clinical Postdoctoral Psychopathology Research

Job Description

The Center for OCD and Related Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, directed by Blair Simpson, MD, PhD, seeks to hire a postdoctoral fellow for a 2 year position. Candidates should have a PhD or PsyD in clinical psychology, or an MD or MD-PhD degree.

This position will involve joining Dr. Simpson’s research program, which is focused on translating science into new understanding and treatments for anxiety and OCD. Depending on the applicant’s experience and career trajectory, the position could include more clinical work, more clinical or biological research, or a mixture of both. There is a range of research studies that candidates could work on (see Given Dr. Simpson’s collaborations, applicants with an interest in genetics, imaging, experimental therapeutics, or mHealth are especially encouraged to apply.

Estimated start date: July 1, 2019.  

Interested applicants should submit a copy of their CV and a cover letter detailing their experience with anxiety and OCD and describing their research and career goals to Dr. Blair Simpson, Formal applications will be accepted on-line starting 12/1 ( and the direct link will be posted on our website at

For those who already know that they 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 ( for eligibility and deadlines. If you plan to apply for the T32 fellowship, please note this in your cover letter.


Center for OCD and Related Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center

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