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Postdoctoral Scholar - The BRiTE Center | Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (PBSCI)

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - The BRiTE Center | Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (PBSCI)

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Position Description

The BRiTE Center ( in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine ( is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar interested in digital mental health research. We are looking for individuals with a strong commitment to data-driven digital assessment, monitoring, and treatment of serious mental illness. Individuals with experience in fully remote clinical research, Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA), digital evaluation of cognition, Natural Language Processing (NLP), digital phenotyping, and other forms of data-intensive modelling, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Led by Dr. Dror Ben-Zeev, UW's Behavioral Research in Technology and Engineering (BRITE) Center is a mission-driven, grant-funded research center within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The BRiTE Center brings together a diverse group of researchers, clinicians, technologists, patients and mental health advocates with a common goal of improving the lives of those suffering with mental illness, their families, and communities. Harnessing the Pacific Northwest’s innovative spirit, we work with industry, healthcare systems large and small, colleagues from low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), paraprofessionals, and individuals invested in developing creative technologies to improve population mental health, in our lifetime. BRiTE is a highly collaborative, fast –paced, mission-driven center that conducts cutting-edge research designed to invent and re-invent the future of mental healthcare using digital technology.

Postdoctoral scholars will receive intensive mentorship and training in the focused development, study, and implementation of digital mental health assessment and intervention technologies, grant-writing, and a range of academic dissemination activities. Postdoctoral positions at BRiTE will be fully supported with existent center resources. Scholars are encouraged to pursue career development awards (e.g., K awards) focusing on programs of research that are consistent with BRiTE’s mission and objectives, to facilitate their transition to faculty roles within the center. BRiTE postdocs receive substantial mentorship support and coaching from the BRiTE team in their pursuit of these goals.

Scholars will have the opportunity to have meaningful roles on projects conducted by multidisciplinary teams (psychology, informatics, computer science, biostatistics, human centered design, global health), gain experience using digital interventions to support care for people experiencing psychiatric symptoms, and engage with colleagues from LMIC settings in trainings and digital health research activities; primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.

The anticipated start date is spring/summer 2024.

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.

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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 to $6,000 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.


PhD or foreign equivalent or equivalent doctoral degree.

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


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