McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School Postdoctoral Opportunity

A full-time postdoctoral position is now available within the Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, under supervision of Laura Germine, Ph.D. The Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology is part of the Institute for Technology in Psychiatry (ITP), a newly launched initiative at McLean Hospital that aims to develop, validate, and apply mobile, web, and informatics-based health technologies to assess, monitor, and treat mental disorders. The ITP is the first of its kind in the United States, and the fellow will have a unique opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team at the cutting edge of health technology.

Ongoing studies in Dr. Germine’s lab are focused on understanding fundamental aspects of information processing including perception, attention, executive control, and social cognition, and their relationship with mental and physical health across the lifespan.  Dr. Germine is the Director of TestMyBrain.org, a large citizen science platform for behavioral research that has recruited 1.6 million participants from all over the world.  The fellow will have access to this data as well as contribute to the further development of web and mobile technologies that serve the public good and advance the science of cognitive health.  Finally, the fellow will work within the broader landscape of health technology development in academia and industry, as part of partnerships that are being established under the ITP.

In addition to an appointment at McLean Hospital, the fellow will be recommended for academic appointment as a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  The fellow will also work with ITP leadership including Dr. Justin Baker, Dr. Kerry Ressler, and Dr. Scott Rauch.

Qualified candidates must have a doctoral degree, with expertise in psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and/or statistics. The candidate must have experience or sufficient background to conduct statistical analyses of behavioral phenotypes.

McLean/Harvard Medical School strongly encourages applications from females and minority candidates. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, McLean seeks qualified candidates for all posted employment opportunities without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability or veteran status.

We are currently accepting applications and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled. The position will be renewable after one year, subject to the availability of continued funding. Start date is negotiable.  Please indicate in your cover letter when you would likely be available to start.

To apply, send letter (or email) of interest, the names and email addresses of three references, and curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Laura Germine
Institute for Technology in Psychiatry
McLean Hospital
115 Mill St.
Belmont, MA 02478