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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE IN PRODROME/EARLY PSYCHOSIS 

The Northwestern University Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment (ADAPT) program is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow. 

  • We are looking for someone with experience in clinical assessment as well as research interests in adolescent development and risk for psychopathology. 

  • Psychosis risk syndrome/early psychosis experience is welcomed but certainly not mandatory- roots in clinical science and interests in human development are the priority.

Currently we are running a number of protocols with typically developing, prodromal syndrome and early psychosis populations focusing on biomarker, treatment, and scale development. Join our team and be involved with collecting and writing up data from any and all of these great and innovative multimodal studies. 

The successful applicant will join Vijay Mittal and an active research team and will be responsible for designing experiments, analyzing and processing data, and publishing/presenting findings. There will also be ample opportunities for advanced training (Northwestern has a number of in-depth training opportunities, covering a range of methodological and quantitative methods), collaborations (benefit from a number of active ADAPT lab collaborations), building mentorship experience (learning to direct and supervise research and career development for graduate students), and developing an independent research program.  Significant attention will be placed on career development (e.g., regular conference attendance/participation, training in grant writing, peer review, mentorship, teaching, presentations/job-talks etc.)  This is an ideal position for someone interested in preparing for a tenure-track job. 

For questions or to submit and application, please contact Vijay Mittal (vijay.mittal@northwestern.edu).  Applicants should send a C.V., brief letter describing interests and prior experience (note preference for which position you are applying for), and two publications (that best reflect contributions of the candidate).  Salary is based on the NIMH Post-doctoral scale, and funding is available for up to two-years (appointments are for one year, but renewable for two years, based on progress/merit).  There is a flexible start date (from May 15- Fall/Winter 2019) and review of applications will begin immediately!

PsyD and Masters Level Assessment Specialists

The Northwestern University Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment (ADAPT) program is seeking applications for a an assessment specialist. 

  • We are looking for someone with experience in clinical assessment as well as research interests in adolescent development and risk for psychopathology. 

  • Psychosis risk syndrome/early psychosis experience is welcomed but certainly not mandatory- the position will come along with any training that is necessary.

Currently we are running a number of protocols with typically developing, prodromal syndrome and early psychosis populations focusing on biomarker, treatment, and scale development. Join our team and be involved with collecting data from any and all of these great and innovative multimodal studies.  Please see our website for more details: http://www.adaptprogram.com.

The successful applicant will join Vijay Mittal and an active research team and will be responsible for conducting a range of clinical interviews and other types of assessments. There will also be ample opportunities for advanced training.

For questions or to submit and application, please contact Vijay Mittal (vijay.mittal@northwestern.edu).  Applicants should send a C.V., brief letter describing interests and prior experience (note preference for which position you are applying for). Salary is based on the NIMH Post-doctoral scale for Psy.D. applicants, and commiserate with experience for masters level applicants.  Funding is available for up to two-years (appointments are for one year, but renewable for two years, based on progress/merit).  There is a flexible start date (from May 15- Fall/Winter 2019) and review of applications will begin immediately!

Northwestern University Undergraduates:

Please note that these are competitive positions, and successful undergraduate applicants typically have applicable experience or related interest and a high GPA.

The minimum time commitment for undergraduate research fellows is 1.5 years.

Although these are volunteer positions, there are also opportunities to participate in paid research fellowships through the University Programs at Weinberg College.

There are also opportunities to participate for course credit through the Department of Psychology (see your advisor in the Psychology Advising office for details).

We also encourage students to conduct honors projects through research conducted in the ADAPT lab.

Post-Bachelor's/Master's Level Volunteers:

We are particularly interested in working with students who have already graduated, and are looking for a year or more of experience before applying for graduate (psychology Ph.D.) or medical school. We are also eager to work with Masters level students. There are many opportunities to become involved in-depth with the research projects in the lab.

Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) Students

The lab focuses on utilizing a range of cutting edge neuroscience techniques and we are eager to work with NUIN Students from Feinberg School of Medicine, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering, School of Communication and the Children’s Memorial Research Center (CMRC).  Please contact us if you are interested and we can discuss options for Funding.

 

Contact Us:

If you are interested in volunteering for work in the ADAPT lab, please email a copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) to Vijay Mittal, Ph.D. at vijay.mittal@northwestern.edu.