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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 Behavioral Research in Technology & Engineering (BRiTE) Center in the Department of Psychiatry & 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 digital treatments for serious mental illness (e.g., mHealth apps, texting interventions, online eHealth interventions), global mental health research, and /or mobile interventions to support human rights.

Led by Dr. Dror Ben-Zeev, the BRiTE Center is a highly collaborative robust, mission-driven, grant-funded research center conducting cutting-edge research designed to invent and re-invent the future of mental healthcare using digital technology. 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 innovative spirit of the Pacific Northwest, 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. 

Postdoctoral scholars will receive intensive mentorship and training in the focused development, study, and implementation of digital mental health interventions, grant-writing, and a range of academic dissemination activities. BRiTE postdoctoral positions are initially fully supported with existent center resources. Scholars are encouraged to pursue career development awards (e.g., K awards, T32) focusing on programs of research that are consistent with BRiTE’s mission and objectives. Fellows receive substantial mentorship and coaching from the BRiTE team in their pursuit of these goals.

Scholars will have the opportunity to gain clinical experience using digital interventions to support care for people with serious mental illness, provide training to community service providers to integrate these interventions into their care, and engage with colleagues from LMIC settings in trainings and digital health research activities; primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.

This is a full-time position for an initial one-year appointment, with the option for renewal. The base salary range for this position will be $4570–$5500 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.


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 and/or global mental health research.

Prospective candidates must receive their PhD prior to starting the postdoctoral appointment.


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 Dr. Dror Ben-Zeev, Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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