Post-doctoral Fellowship

Post-doctoral Fellowship Position in Psychiatric Services Research at University of California, Davis


The Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab at the University of California, Davis, is seeking applicants for a full time post-doctoral fellow position starting July 5, 2017. The position will work as part of an NIH funded grant (PI: Cameron Carter) to examine the impact of two technology-enhanced interventions, implemented as part of a cluster-randomized controlled trial, on the reduction of the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) in Sacramento County.  The post doctoral fellow will work under the supervision of Tara Niendam, Ph.D., and Cameron Carter, MD. The successful candidate will have an MD. or Ph.D in clinical psychology, previous experience conducting structured interviews with children and youth (including the SIPS and/or KSADS), previous services research experience related to trial design and evaluation, and an interest in developing an independent research career related to improving access to mental health services for youth with serious mental illness. Previous experience with qualitative methods is considered a strength, but is not required. This is an ideal position for someone interested in pursuing an academic career related to predictors of clinical outcomes in early psychosis and/or mental health services research. Opportunities to accrue clinical hours and supervision toward licensure will be available. We are looking for a two-year commitment. We offer a competitive package of salary and benefits, as well as a career development workshop within the lab. More information about the lab is available online at Applications, including a cover letter, CV, list of relevant course work, including undergraduate and graduate GPA, and references should be sent via email to Tara Niendam Ph.D., Assistant Professor (

Open until: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017