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Postdoctoral Associate (PDA) position in Early Psychosis Research

The Program for Specialized Treatment Early In Psychosis (STEP) at Yale University School of Medicine is recruiting for an immediately available 1-2 year position.

STEP includes an early detection and intervention service integrated with several clinical and services level research projects. STEP also hosts a Learning Health System with a custom-built informatics platform to support quality improvement and practice-based research.

The PDA will:

  • Lead pilot analyses for grant submissions and publications;
  • Develop new clinical research projects related to the mission of the Program;
  • Oversee and participate in screening, diagnostic evaluation and structured assessment of early psychosis patients and families;
  • Oversee and participate in maintaining our research databases;
  • Support our clinical informatics platform and support quality improvement projects;
  • Assist in projects with collaborating laboratories

This an excellent opportunity for those interested in a clinical research career related to serious mental illness.

A doctoral degree is required (MD or PhD); licensure is preferred but not necessary. Ideal candidates must have a strong research interest in psychosis and a record of publication in the area. Analytic and writing skills are a key requirement. At least one year of clinical experience with psychotic disorders in a clinical or research setting is desirable. Working familiarity with a statistical package is desirable, but statistical consultation is available.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and writing sample to:

Vinod H. Srihari, MD
Professor and Director, STEP Program
Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine

Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC)
34 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06519