Full-time Postdoctoral Fellow: Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis

We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow (2-3 years) to work on an NIH-funded project with Drs. Renee Thompson and Tammy English (MPIs) along with Todd Braver (Co-I) in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. The project (R01AG070139) examines the role of motivation and depressive psychopathology in age-related changes in emotion and emotion regulation across adulthood. The multi-method project utilizes diagnostic interviews, experience sampling, behavioral measures, peripheral psychophysiology assessment, neuroimaging, and blood-based biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease risk. This position will expose the individual to a wide array of theoretical and methodological approaches in psychology and neuroscience, providing a unique opportunity to develop research skills and engage in professional development with a large, collaborative team. We are looking for a clinical postdoctoral fellow who focuses on adult internalizing psychopathology and has strong quantitative skills. Tasks and responsibilities will involve supervising the assessment of adult psychopathology, including training graduate students and staff, with most of their time spent on data analysis and writing manuscripts, including those that develop the fellow’s own line of research. The postdoctoral fellow will play a role in the management of the lab by providing mentorship and clinical supervision to team members. The postdoctoral fellow will also be supported in their career development and submission of grant proposals (e.g., NIH F32).

The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and collaborative as well as interested in pursuing a research-oriented career. Washington University in St. Louis was founded in 1853 and is an internationally recognized center of excellence. Its Danforth and Medical campuses are consistently ranked in the top 15th nationally and Washington University has the 10th largest private university endowment in the nation. The postdoctoral researcher will be well supported by a wealth of institutional resources on both campuses, including the opportunity to interact with faculty from the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, the Department of Radiology, and the Joanne E. and Charles F. Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The St. Louis metropolitan area has a population of ~3 million individuals, with over 200 parks, access to ample outdoor recreation, and a modest cost of living.

Core responsibilities: The emphasis of this position is on clinical assessment and conducting research, including
• Training and supervising team members on clinical assessment (e.g., SCID, SIDP)
• Conducting analyses
• Writing manuscripts

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology or clinical psychological science (upon job start
date), experience working with adults with mental illness, evidence of significant research experience in area(s)
relevant to the project

Preferred Qualifications:
• Substantial experience with adult psychopathology assessment
• Exceptional quantitative skills (e.g., mixed modeling)
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to work well as part of a collaborative team
• Expertise in affective science and/or adult development

Salary: Salary is consistent with NIH post-doctoral stipends and based on the candidate’s career stage.
Start date: Summer 2023 – negotiable start date

How to Apply: To apply for this position, navigate to https://jobs.wustl.edu/ and search for job opening JR72382. Interested applicants should also email Drs. Renee Thompson (renee.thompson@wustl.edu) and Tammy English (tenglish@wustl.edu) and (1) a cover letter describing their research interests, relevant experience, and career goals, (2) contact information for three references, and (3) their CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be sent to Drs. Renee Thompson & Tammy English. Our labs are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are committed to contributing to this goal and to applicants from groups historically underrepresented in STEM.

End Date: May 17, 2023

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