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Postdoctoral Scholar - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Trauma Recovery & Resilience Innovations (TRI)

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Trauma Recovery & Resilience Innovations (TRI)

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Position Description

The Trauma Recovery & Resilience Innovations (TRI) group and Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress (UWCATS) are seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar for a full-time, two-year appointment in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. This position will assist in the leadership of three clinical trials examining interventions for PTSD and related psychopathology, specifically alcohol use and depression. The key focus of these trials is extending the reach of our interventions to those who need them most. We are looking for fellows who seek a clinical science-oriented career and excel both at the provision and supervision of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy and research. 

The clinical trials examine early intervention following sexual assault for those with PTSD and elevated alcohol use (SARAH; PI:  Michele Bedard-Gilligan, NIAAA), targeting positive deficits in those with PTSD and/or MDD following a destabilizing life event (PATH; PI:  Lori Zoellner, NIMH), and a lay-led intervention for war and refugee trauma (ITH; PI:  Lori Zoellner, Elrha).  All trials involve collaboration with other universities or non-profit partners.   

The fellowship will primarily involve helping coordinate these intervention outcome studies. The position includes training and consultation with supervisors, provision of direct clinical service to participants enrolled in the trial, data management and statistical analysis, manuscript and presentation preparation, and assisting with grant preparation. 

This is a full-time position for an initial two-year appointment. The intended start date is negotiable. The base salary range for this position will be $4570–$5584 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.


A doctoral degree or foreign equivalent in Clinical Psychology or a related field; excellent communication and leadership skills; experience conducting clinical research and data analysis; and training in cognitive behavioral therapy for PTSD and/or substance use.

Prospective candidates must have completed all doctoral degree requirements prior to the start of postdoctoral employment.


To apply for this position, please submit the following:

  • Cover letter describing your research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • A statement detailing how your research has supported underrepresented populations across dimensions of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, backgrounds, and interests. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Department’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Questions may be emailed to Dr. Michele Bedard Gilligan ( Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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