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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities for PhD or MD Clinician Scientists, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX

News Date: Monday, March 4, 2019 - 09:30

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth Medical School in Houston, is recruiting outstanding Ph.D. clinician scientists for Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities. We seek well-trained, motivated individuals with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated proficiency in scientific writing, and the desire to learn the necessary skills to transition into independent faculty positions. The training period involves two years starting in September or October 2019. A key focus for the training period will be the development of successful grant planning and writing skills pursuant to applications to NIH, NSF and private foundations. 

NIH-funded investigators in the Department will serve as mentors. Current work focuses on treatment outcomes, clinical trials, behavioral interventions (Dr. Joy Schmitz), human behavioral processes, neuroimaging and psychopharmacology (Dr. Scott Lane), molecular, genetic/epigenetics (Dr. Consuelo Walss-Bass), neuroimaging, cognitive neurosciences (Dr. Jair Soares), Bayesian statistics, data science, novel adaptive trial designs (Dr. Charles Green). Training and/or interest in any of these areas is welcomed, but we strongly emphasize team science and thus preference will be given to individuals seeking translational training across these domains. The department has strengths in clinical service and clinical research, particularly in the fields of substance use disorders and mood disorders. Our clinical research programs are housed at the state-of-the-art Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building (BBSB) and the UT Harris County Psychiatric Center, one of the largest inpatient academic psychiatric hospitals in the US with 250 acute care psychiatric beds. 

UTHealth is an integral part of the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest medical center in the world, with a vibrant academic community and a plethora of outstanding collaborative and translational opportunities in the health sciences. Houston is the 4th largest US metropolitan area featuring continued growth and economic prosperity, vibrant opportunities, and a highly competitive cost of living relative to other culturally diverse metropolitan areas. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D or equivalent degree. Preference given to those with training or experience in programs with active NIH grant portfolios. Competitive salaries and benefits are available. To find out more information about these unique academically-driven positions or to apply, please forward a CV and letter of interest to Joy M. Schmitz, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addiction (CNRA), e-mail:, phone: 713-486-2867, or Jair C. Soares, M.D., Professor and Chair, e-mail:, phone: 713-486-2507 . The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is an EO/AA employer. M/F/D/V. 

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