Sep 25, 2019

Post-doctoral fellow

  • McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • McLean Hospital, Mill Street, Belmont, MA, USA
Postdoc Abnormal Behavioral Neuroscience Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience Neuroscience

Job Description

McLean Hospital is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a primary focus on EEG/ERP assessment of cognitive affective mechanisms in psychiatric disorders. The fellow will be involved in projects in the Cognition and Affect Research and Education (CARE) Laboratory, directed by Dr. Courtney Beard, and collaborate with the Center for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Research, directed by Dr. Diego Pizzagalli. The fellow will have access to the McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School academic environment and resources. The successful candidate will be proposed for academic appointment as a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.


The post-doctoral fellow would assist with collection of EEG/ERP data as part of several ongoing treatment development research projects:

  1. Transdiagnostic, smartphone delivered Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) treatment for severe mood and anxiety disorders
  2. Cognitive control training for impulsivity
  3. CBM as an augmentation to residential treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Job description: We are seeking a recently graduated PhD with expertise in using EEG/ERP methodology to study cognitive affective mechanisms in mood and anxiety disorders. The fellow would be responsible for overseeing EEG data collection, training and supervising research assistants, data processing and analyses, and manuscript/grant preparation. Current projects are all conducted in multi-disciplinary clinical units; thus, fellows will also have opportunity to gain clinical hours. The fellow would also have the opportunity to lead an independent project. Submission of career development and other grant funding applications during the appointment is encouraged and will be supported.


Preferred attributes:

  • Recent Ph.D. with experience conducting EEG/ERP studies and with a relevant background, e.g., Neuroscience, Psychology.
  • Experience and interest in programming (Matlab, Python, etc.), data processing, and complex data analysis.
  • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving, communication, organizational and creative skills;

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines. Qualified women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


To Apply:

Please send CV, a brief summary of career goals and objectives, and a list of three professional references to:

Courtney Beard, Ph.D.

McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

115 Mill Street,

Belmont, MA 02478



CARE lab:



Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, and color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation. McLean Hospital does conduct pre-employment drug screening, and any offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of the screening.  


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