Nov 14, 2019

Postdoctoral fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 185 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA, USA
Full time Clinical Postdoctoral Psychopathology Research

Job Description

The OCD and Related Disorders Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (, directed by Sabine Wilhelm, PhD, is seeking applicants for a full-time, 1-year postdoctoral fellowship focused on development and testing of technology-based interventions for a range of psychiatric conditions. The likely start date for this position is July 1, 2020.

The MGH OCD and Related Disorders Program is a large, multidisciplinary clinical and research program within the vibrant Department of Psychiatry. Our program is comprised of psychologists, psychiatrists, pre-doctoral interns, postdoctoral fellows, post-bac research assistants, biostatisticians, undergraduate volunteers, and administrators. Through treatment studies and outpatient hospital visits, we treat hundreds of patients annually with obsessive-compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, body-focused repetitive behavior disorders, Tourette syndrome and chronic tic disorders, and related conditions. We also have a wide portfolio of ongoing research studies that are supported by NIH, foundation grants, industry sponsors, and private donors. Much of our ongoing research is focused on the development and testing of CBT treatments and understanding predictors and mechanisms of treatment response.

The postdoctoral fellow would be involved in a range of research activities within the program, which may include directing or co-directing industry-funded projects related to development and testing of novel digital CBT interventions for a range of psychiatric conditions, conducting clinical assessments in the context of randomized controlled trials, and supervising research assistants. The candidate would also join program-wide clinic and research meetings. The MGH OCD Program has an excellent track record in mentorship, and the candidate would receive research supervision and mentorship. Depending on the interest of the candidate, this position could also involve providing psychotherapy to hospital adult outpatients with OCD and related disorders under clinical supervision, to obtain hours required for clinical licensure.

Candidates will have an appointment at Harvard Medical School and should have a PhD or PsyD in clinical psychology by the position start date. Candidates should have strong training in evidence-based treatments for psychiatric illnesses, including cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure with response prevention, completion of an APA-accredited internship by the position start date, and evidence of strong research training, as demonstrated by their CV. This position is for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to Barbara Rosemberg, M.H.A. at

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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