The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) YouthFIRST program, directed by Dr. Jason Schiffman, is seeking applications for a postdoctoral position. We are looking for applicants with an interest in clinical assessment, as well as research interests involving the “clinical high-risk” and early phases of psychosis. Located in the larger Baltimore area, we are funded for a number of clinical high-risk protocols focused on an array of topics, including value of screening tools, the role social workers can play in reducing duration of untreated psychosis, functional neuroimaging, neurocognitive performance, ecological momentary assessment to measure activity levels, stigma-reduction around mental health, and treatment development. Join our team and be involved with collecting and writing up data from any and all of these projects. For more details, please see our website: http://youthfirstlab.weebly.com/
The successful applicant will join Jason Schiffman and an active research team and will be responsible for designing experiments, analyzing and processing data, and publishing/presenting findings. There will also be ample opportunities for advanced training (UMBC and surrounding schools have a number of in-depth training opportunities, covering a range of methodological and quantitative methods), collaborations (benefit from a number of our collaborations in Child Psychiatry, Social Work, and the Maryland Psychiatric Center [MPRC]), building mentorship experience (learning to direct and supervise research and career development for graduate students), and developing an independent research program. Significant attention will be placed on career development (e.g., training in grant writing, peer review, mentorship, teaching, presentations/job-talks, conference attendance/participation, etc.). A Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology or related field is required.
For questions, please contact Jason Schiffman (email@example.com). Applicants should send a C.V., brief letter describing interests and prior experience, and two publications (that best reflect contributions of the candidate). Letters of recommendation are also requested. Funding is available for up to four-years (appointments are for one year, but renewable for four years, based on progress/merit and professional goals of applicant). There is a flexible start date (Fall 2017, Winter/Spring 2018), and review of applications will begin October 30, 2017. Please submit all application materials via Interfolio (Post-Doctoral Research Associate): https://apply.interfolio.com/45197. For questions on Interfolio, please contact Ms. Beverly McDougall (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University with high research activity (RU/H). It is located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor near major medical schools, NIH, and other federal agencies that afford extensive opportunities for research collaboration. UMBC is a national model for inclusive excellence in higher education with longstanding dedication to training underrepresented scholars at the undergraduate and graduate level (http://facultydiversity.umbc.edu/). The successful candidate will join a department with strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence (http://psychology.umbc.edu/commitment-to-diversity/).
UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in our faculty. UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineeri...ng, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.