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Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry announces a postdoctoral training position in mood disorders research. We are accepting applications for a one-year research fellowship, (opportunity for additional years) starting on or after July 1, 2024.

This position will be embedded within the Mood Disorders Precision Medicine Center working with Drs. Fernando Goes, Peter Zandi, Matthew Reid and Michael Smith on active human subjects research related to the interface of sleep, mood and pain disorders. Areas of interest include: the interrelationships between sleep loss, affect and pain processing; reward processing and symptompresentation; and novel biomarker development and endophenotyping to understand mood and pain disorder overlap and heterogeneity and catalyze precision treatments.

The primary goal of the fellowship is to develop an individualized training plan crafted to meet the fellow’s career goals and to support the launch of successful career in academic medical research. Each fellow will be collaboratively mentored by two core faculty. Clinically oriented fellows may engage in clinical service delivery up to 20% time as long as it is consistent with their research focus. Emphasis will be placed on manuscript and grant writing skill development as well as enhancing the fellow’s niche area of expertise in mood disorders and/or pain disorders.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong research interests and potential. Candidates must be US citizens, noncitizen nationals of the United States, or individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. To be considered, applicants must have completed their doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., PsyD, MD, etc.) by the time their fellowship starts. The position includes a stipend (set by the National Institutes of Health, based on years post graduate) and healthcare benefits. To apply, please email a brief (one page maximum) cover letter describing:

1) Your research interests and relevant experience
2) Your career goals
3) When your doctoral degree was or is expected to be conferred

Please include: a copy of your CV as soon as possible and then arrange to have graduate school transcript(s), and two letters of recommendation from supervisors who comment on your academic and / or clinical strengths and weaknesses. Applicants may also send a copy of a manuscript in submission, in press, or published (optional). We especially encourage applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Johns Hopkins is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer. Please feel free to contact Michael Smith for additional information.

Email all application materials to:
Michael T. Smith, PhD, DBSM, FSBSM
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
Director, Division of Behavioral Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview
5510 Nathan Shock Drive, STE 100
Baltimore, MD 21224

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