May 06, 2019

T32 Post-doctoral fellow

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Postdoc Abnormal Child/Adolescent Clinical Development Health Postdoctoral Psychopathology Research

Job Description


NEW! T-32 POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY: This position involves exposure to unique, multi-level, developmental psychopathology data across the life span in several samples, with an emphasis on risk for juvenile-onset depressive and mood disorders and their life-long impact on emotional and physical health. A major focus is on the role of maladaptive emotion regulation, and its underlying psychophysiology, in the onset, maintenance, recurrence, and other outcomes of these disorders. We are also pursuing studies in decision making and its association with regulatory processes.


Post-doc training opportunities include broad spectrum Departmental seminars, access to experts in various areas, learning about cardiac psychophysiology (autonomic nervous system processes) and its assessment, interfacing with other T32 trainees, and improving scientific and grant writing skills. The successful applicant will be expected to play an active and leading role in data analyses and publications. He/she also will share responsibility for coordinating psychiatric diagnostic assessments, and if qualified, conduct some research clinical interviews with adults, and arrive at DSM diagnoses. If appropriate, the trainee can receive clinical supervision that can be used toward licensing. Duties may include additional tasks across multiple projects.

Requirements are: a doctorate in developmental psychopathology or clinical psychology or related field, 3+ years of research exposure, including standardized diagnostic assessment procedures, preferably in academic psychiatric settings, and familiarity with the developmental, clinical, and experimental literature on depression. Excellent communication, problem-solving, time management, and writing skills are essential. A multi-year commitment is expected.

Qualified candidates (USA citizens, green card holders) may submit their CV and three (3) letters of recommendation via email: to or by regular 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.


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