Child Psychiatry Translational Research Fellowship

Title: NIMH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship for Translational Research in Child Psychiatric Disorders

Employer: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Location: New York, NY, USA

Positions available: July 1, 2024

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 31, 2024.

NIMH–funded postdoctoral training fellowships are available to child psychiatrists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and psychologists to conduct translational research in childhood psychiatric disorders. Trainees are expected to conduct research in areas that could range from animal models, neuroimaging clinical trials, and the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based treatments.

The program is designed to impart the training and skills necessary to submit a competitive federally-funded mentored career development award or to secure an academic research faculty position. We emphasize interdisciplinary input into each trainee’s education and provide strong programmatic oversight to ensure that trainees have the tools required to successfully launch independent research careers.

Trainees will be mentored in core domains of translational research in child psychiatry including:

  1. The NIMH research domain criteria
  2. Translational neuroscience and therapeutics
  3. Biostatistics
  4. Research design, management, and ethics
  5. Scientific writing
  6. Oral presentation
  7. Grant preparation

The T32 Training Program is led by a group of internationally recognized researchers with strong records in basic neuroscience, neuroimaging, psychopharmacology, epidemiology, and clinical trials research including psychological and psychopharmacological interventions and prevention research. Some faculty include:

Candidates can elect to work in any of the numerous basic neuroscience, epidemiology, or clinical treatment laboratories affiliated with the program.

We particularly encourage applicants with identities that have historically been underrepresented in science, including those from minoritized or economically disadvantaged backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The position requires applicants to be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Individuals on a temporary visa are unfortunately not eligible. Both MDs and PhDs are eligible to apply.

Please click the "Apply" button below to submit your application. You will be asked to upload your CV, a 2-3 page personal statement describing your research interests and career development goals, and up to three (3) published manuscripts.



Questions about the application process or the fellowship may be directed to:

Velvet Dabek
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 78, Child Psychiatry
Columbia University/NYSPI
New York, NY 10032

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