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Postgraduate Associate in LGBTQ Mental Health

We are seeking a postgraduate associate, holding a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in psychology, public health, or related discipline, to gain clinical research experience related to sexual and gender minorities’ mental and behavioral health. The postgraduate associate will participate in supervised research. One supervised component will involve training in and hands-on demonstration of human subjects research, including learning to administer assessments and managing and analyzing data from studies related to sexual and gender minority mental health, including ongoing clinical trials and implementation research related to LGBTQ-affirmative mental health treatments. Consideration will also be given for the candidate to participate in a second supervised component, which will additionally involve more complete exposure to the research process related to sexual and gender minority mental health research, including recruiting study participants, creating study measures, learning to describe human subjects protections in human subjects protection documents, writing continuing reviews and modifications for IRB protocols, communicating research findings to the public, and assisting with grant writing and manuscript publication, including literature reviews and data analysis.

Learn more about the Postgraduate Associate in LGBTQ Mental Health position.

LGBTQ Mental Health Postdoctoral Clinical Research Associate in NYC

We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to 1) deliver and supervise the delivery of LGBTQ-affirmative cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) from our community-based clinical research lab in NYC and 2) become involved in LGBTQ mental health research, including supporting clinical trials operations, analyzing data, and supporting and leading empirical manuscripts regarding LGBTQ mental health, as interests and background permit. The primary responsibilities for this position are clinical in the context of research.

Learn more about the Postdoctoral Clinical Research Associate position.

Clinical Supervisor in LGBTQ+ Mental Health

The clinical supervisor will directly deliver evidence-based LGBTQ-affirmative CBT as part of clinical trials and provide supervision to a staff of study therapists, typically graduate students in clinical and counseling psychology. The clinical supervisor will also oversee quality assurance and therapist fidelity to the treatment.

Learn more about the Clinical Supervisor in LGBTQ+ Mental Health position.

Current Yale Affiliates

Are you affiliated with Yale and have a new paper out about LGBTQ mental health? We'd love to feature it on our News page and social media accounts! Please email with a brief (2-5 sentence) summary of your new paper, your Yale affiliation, any relevant social media handles, and a link to your paper.

Prospective Postdoctoral Associates

In addition to grant-funded postdoctoral positions, we also recruit postdoctoral fellows through competitive fellowship opportunities including the Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program within the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS.

Prospective Graduate Students

We will be reviewing applications this year for both the Master in Public Health (MPH) program, and the PhD program in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health.

Due to the sheer number of applications we receive, we are unfortunately unable to speak individually with applicants before the interview stage. Out of fairness to all applicants, all applications will be reviewed during the admissions process and there is no need to introduce yourself before this stage – we will review your application. One of the strongest criteria in potential candidates is a demonstrated fit with and excitement about our LGBTQ mental health research program -- you can familiarize yourself with many of the team's current projects by clicking on the “Research” tab above.

Dr. Pachankis will consider applications from students interested in using experimental designs, population-based cohort studies, or clinical trials data to understand and improve the mental health of sexual and gender minority individuals. Students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Prospective Research Assistants

Our current research assistantships are open to Yale undergraduate and graduate students. Please go to the Yale Student Employment Office website in order to search and apply for current openings.

Science is enhanced by diversity and we embrace and celebrate our team members' diverse identities and perspectives. We welcome applications from any and all Yale students with an interest in LGBTQ mental health research.

We sometimes have full-time and part-time employment positions open to all qualified candidates. As positions become available for non-Yale affiliates, we post those here and on the Yale employment website.