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November 30, 2011

Seeking Postdoctoral Fellow


Advanced Research Fellowship in Translational Neuroscience of Mood Disorders

The University of Michigan Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry is seeking a postdoctoral fellow for 1 – 2 years that is directed at training in clinical and translational neuroscience investigations in mood disorders.   The goals of the fellowship are to become proficient in selected aspects of clinical research focused on mood disorders.  The fellow will ideally be a clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, or physician scientist who has recently completed clinical training and has interest in advanced research training in bipolar and major depressive disorders.  The opportunities for training will be based upon the skills and interests of the top candidates. Preference will be given to those with experience in design and administration of cognitive and affective tests, execution and analysis of fMRI imaging experiments, and use of programming and macro tools for task design, scoring and analysis. Prior experience in interviewing and assessment, and/or those who are willing to conduct structured clinical interviews (MINI, SCID, DIGS) is of value.  Training in administration, scoring and interpretation of psychometric measures will be included in this position. Opportunities for learning in these skill areas is also possible, if excellent candidates do not have all of these prior experiences.  The fellow will also assist in training and supervision of research assistants working on mood disorder projects, including data management/integrity, database management. The fellow will also participate in related activities to facilitate research in mood disorders, and generation of and assistance with scientific posters, papers, grants, and related work.  Please contact Kelly Ryan at for more information or to apply for the position.