Science & Research Careers at Lifespan

Post Doctoral Research Associate Job

Job Number: RIH18237

Job Title: Post Doctoral Research Associate

Department: 2PC&F Kopel HCC - 7721016

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

PhD / MD must be awarded prior to start date.
The NIMH-funded Research Training Program in Child Mental Health prepares post-residency psychiatrists, post-doctoral psychologists, and behavioral scientists to conduct independent research in the area of child mental health as full-time University faculty members. The Program is a two-year fellowship in which research fellows train under the guidance of experienced mentors. It includes didactic work,, participation in ongoing funded projects, and independent research. A central characteristic of the Program is its diversity. Participating faculty have expertise in normal development, psychopathology, psychophysiology and public health. This diversity allows for four broad areas of research training: 1) developmental processes and risk factors (emphasis on infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in risk contexts); 2) pediatric psychology/psychiatry including depression / suicidality, anxiety disorders, HIV, obesity, asthma, smoking; 3) biological basis of biobehavioral regulation including genetics, chronobiology and neuroimaging and 4) childhood mood, anxiety and substance use disorders.