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Postdoctoral Scholar - Trauma Recovery and Resilience Innovations (TRI) & Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress (UWCATS) | Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (PBSCI)


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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Trauma Recovery and Resilience Innovations (TRI) & Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress (UWCATS) | Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (PBSCI)


Position Details


Position Description

The University of Washington's Trauma Recovery and Resilience Innovations program (TRI) and Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress (UWCATS) are seeking a 2-year, full-time postdoctoral fellow to 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.  This is a 2-year, in-person appointment. The intended start date is negotiable. 

The fellowship will primarily involve helping coordinate these intervention outcome studies. Applications are being accepted for this 2-year research postdoctoral position with Dr. Michele Bedard-Gilligan at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Dr. Lori Zoellner at the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington.  Applicants must have a doctorate in a relevant area of study prior to start date, excellent communication and leadership skills, experience conducting clinical research and data analysis, and training in cognitive behavioral therapy for PTSD and/or substance use. The position includes training and consultation with supervisors, provision of direct clinical service to participants enrolled in the trial, providing supervision to trainees, data management and statistical analysis, manuscript and presentation preparation, and assisting with grant preparation.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (PBSCI) is an integral component of the UW School of Medicine and shares UW Medicine’s mission to ‘Improve the Health of the Public.’ We accomplish this by providing the best care we can today, conducting research to develop better treatments for tomorrow, and inspiring and training the next generation of health care professionals for the Pacific Northwest. Our core values include openness, transparency, integrity, engagement, collaboration, and mutual respect. Our department is the third largest within the School of Medicine.

As the only academic psychiatry department serving Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho, we are committed to improving access to psychiatric care and consultation throughout the greater Pacific Northwest. Our educational programs include a required medical student clerkship for 260 medical students per year at some 30 sites across the WWAMI region, a nationally competitive psychiatry residency program with more than 90 psychiatry residents in Seattle and in two regional residency tracks in Idaho and Montana, subspecialty fellowships in addiction, child and adolescent, consultation-liaison, perinatal mental health and geriatric psychiatry, a nationally renowned scientist-practitioner psychology internship program, and numerous post-doctoral clinical and research fellowships.

Learn more: https://psychiatry.uw.edu/

Salary

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 $5,705 - $6,000 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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.

Qualifications

PhD or equivalent doctoral degree.

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

Instructions

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  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter (Research Interests & Work)
  3. DEI 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.

Three letters of recommendation will be requested from top candidates, at some point during the application process.

Applications and inquiries should be emailed to Michele Bedard-Gilligan, Ph.D., at mab29@uw.edu or Lori Zoellner, Ph.D., at zoellner@uw.edu.  

Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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