Job Alert: Postdoctoral Fellowship, UT Houston McGovern Medical School

Biological Psychiatry/Behavioral Sciences
Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities for Ph.D. or MD Clinician Scientists
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, McGovern Medical School in Houston, is recruiting outstanding Ph.D. or M.D. clinician scientists for postdoctoral fellowship opportunities. We seek well-trained, motivated individuals with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong command of the English language, demonstrated proficiency in scientific writing and the desire to learn the necessary skills to transition into independent faculty positions. A key focus for the training period will be the development of successful grant planning and writing skills pursuant to applications to NIH, NSF and private foundations.

NIH-funded investigators in the Department will serve as mentors. Current work focuses on treatment outcomes, clinical trials, behavioral interventions (Dr. Joy Schmitz), human behavioral processes, psychopharmacology (Dr. Scott Lane), neuroimaging, cognitive neurosciences and clinical trials (Dr. Jair Soares). The department has particular strengths in clinical service and clinical research in the fields of mood disorders and substance use disorders. Our clinical research programs are housed at the recently completed state-of-the-art Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building (BBSB) and the UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center, one of the largest inpatient academic psychiatric hospitals in the US with 250 acute care psychiatric beds.

UTHealth is an integral part of the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest medical center in the world, with a vibrant academic community and a plethora of outstanding collaborative and translational opportunities in the health sciences. Houston is the 4th largest US city featuring continued growth and economic prosperity, vibrant opportunities and a highly competitive cost of living relative to other culturally diverse metropolitan areas. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree. Postdoctoral experience is expected and preference is given to those with training or experience with NIH grant application policies and procedures. Competitive salaries and benefits are available.

To find out more information about these unique academically-driven positions or to apply, please forward a CV and letter of interest to:

Jair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair
1941 East Road
Houston, TX 77054
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 713-486-2507
Fax: 713-486-2553.

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