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Postdoctoral Scholar - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Research in Technology and Engineering (BRiTE) Center


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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Research in Technology and Engineering (BRiTE) Center


Position Details


Position Description

The BRiTE Center (https://www.brite.uw.edu/) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine (https://psychiatry.uw.edu/) is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar interested in digital mental health technologies. Led by Dr. Dror Ben-Zeev, UW's Behavioral Research in Technology and Engineering (BRITE) Center is a robust, federally 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, 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 development, research, and implementation of digital mental health interventions. Scholars will have the opportunity to gain clinical experience using digital interventions to support care for people with serious mental illness and in training community service providers to integrate these interventions into their care. Postdoctoral scholars will be supported and encouraged to develop their own lines of research in the areas of digital interventions, mental health services research, informatics, and implementation science. Salary is competitive and includes benefits.

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:https://hr.uw.edu/labor/academic-and-student-unions/uaw-postdocs/uaw-postdoc-contract 

The anticipated start date is spring/summer 2022.

Qualifications

Required qualifications: A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Public Health, Health Informatics, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications: Clinical experience with adults with psychosis in community mental health settings. Expertise in digital mental health technologies.

Prospective candidates must receive their Ph.D. prior to starting the post-doctoral fellowship.

Instructions

To apply for this position, please submit the following:

  • CV
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Cover letter describing your research interests
  • 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 Professor Dror Ben-Zeev, dbenzeev@uw.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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