Sep 13, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • San Diego, CA, USA
Full time Behavioral Neuroscience Clinical Postdoctoral Psychopathology Research

Job Description

About our program: The goal and focus of the two-year clinical-research fellowship is to train and develop the next generation of leading clinical researchers in schizophrenia and other forms of serious mental illness.  Over the course of the two-year program, fellows are trained in academic, clinical, and health systems research, advanced clinical care service delivery, and program administration in an interdisciplinary setting. The fellowship combines individual mentored research and clinical training with state-of-the-art educational experiences. A special emphasis of the fellowship program is to train fellows to conduct translational research that brings basic science to clinical practice. Trainees will spend 75% of their time on a clinical-research project and research training and 25% in a VA clinical program that supports the Fellow’s training goals.  The MIRECC Psychology track is also part of a larger VASDHS APA-accredited fellowship program, the Clinical Mental Health Research (CMHR) program.

Faculty (and interests) include: David Braff, M.D. (psychophysiology, genetics), Lisa T. Eyler, Ph.D. (neuroimaging, geriatrics, microbiome and motivation), Ellen E. Lee, M.D. (aging and aging biomarkers, sleep disturbances, loneliness/social connectedness), Greg Light, Ph.D. (psychophysiology, cognitive remediation), Barton W. Palmer, Ph.D. (aging, loneliness, empirical ethics research), Susan Powell, PhD (environmental and genetic risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders), Neal R. Swerdlow, M.D., PhD (informational processing in schizophrenia, neurocircuit models, end phenotypes and biomarkers of schizophrenia), Jared Young, Ph.D. (animal models, translational research, behavioral psychopharmacology), and others.

Further details

Deadline: November 17, 2023 (applications received after the deadline may be considered if not filled by applications received by deadline)

Contact: Barton W. Palmer, PhD (email:  or phone: 858-246-0765) for any questions and application instructions.


Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System


Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC)



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