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Johns Hopkins Behavioral Medicine Fellowship

         Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, announces one postdoctoral training position in behavioral medicine. This fellowship is housed in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus and is accredited by the Society for Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM). We are now accepting applications for a one-year clinical research fellowship with the possibility of an additional 1 to 2 years to be determined early in Year 1. Interviews and admissions will be rolling until the position is filled. The start date for the position is Summer 2024 but can be earlier.

         This position will involve working on a Department of Defense funded multi-site randomized clinical trial. The candidate will gain experience delivering manualized CBT for insomnia and mindfulness-based treatment for insomnia. The primary goal of the fellowship is to provide the requisite training to receive Diplomat Certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (DBSM) by the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, provide supervised hours for state licensure in psychology, and prepare fellows for a career in academic psychology within a medical center environment. Each fellow will be collaboratively mentored by Behavioral Sleep Medicine faculty. Development of manuscripts from archival data and submitting pilot and/or career development grant applications is expected.

         Fellows will participate in a weekly sleep medicine seminar with Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Neurology sleep medicine fellows. The Johns Hopkins Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Bayview Medical Center is part of the Division of Geropsychiatry/Neuropsychiatry and is closely aligned with the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Centers at the Bayview Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

         Fellows will have access to active research mentorship in four broad areas: 1) Sleep in neuropsychiatric / behavioral disorders [traumatic brain injury, dementia, trauma / anxiety disorders]; 2) Sleep in medical disorders (rheumatologic disease, chronic pain, burn injury, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer); 3) Psychiatric, physiologic & behavioral dimensions of primary sleep disorders (restless legs syndrome, primary insomnia, sleep disordered breathing, sleep bruxism, circadian rhythm d/o, & parasomnias), 4) Physiologic and neurocognitive consequences of sleep deprivation. Fellows will also have the opportunity to gain experience in the Johns Hopkins Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic.

         Preference will be given to candidates with strong research interests and potential. To be considered, applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program by the time the fellowship starts. The position includes health insurance, dental insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation and sick days, and professional development time. To apply, please send a brief cover letter describing:

1) Your BSM and / or relevant clinical experience

2) Your career goals

3) When your doctoral degree is expected to be conferred

         Please include: a copy of your CV and arrange to have graduate school transcript(s), and two letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors who comment on your clinical strengths and weaknesses. Applicants may also send a copy of a manuscript in submission, in press, or published (optional). Successful applicants must demonstrate strong clinical skills in health psychology / behavioral medicine or training in cognitive-behavior therapy. Specific predoctoral experience in BSM is a plus but not a prerequisite. We especially encourage applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups. Johns Hopkins is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer.

Send all application materials to: Luis F. Buenaver, PhD, CBSM, DBSM  at:

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