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Post-Doctoral Position in Bipolar Disorder Available

January 3, 2018

Position Overview

The Prechter Bipolar Research Program and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan is offering post-doctoral training opportunities in clinical research focused on bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a major academic thrust at the University of Michigan (U-M) with several active clinical, biological, computational research programs that span several schools of U-M. The position is primarily translational research oriented and centered around an established longitudinal study of bipolar disorder that has been ongoing for 12 years. This study collects a broad spectrum of clinical and biological data and follows individuals bi-monthly with technology-based self-report assessment scales.  The academic opportunities within the fellowship include integrated analyses with computational, genetic, and biological data with clinical outcomes measures.  The desired candidate will contribute to the ongoing studies at the clinical level, interviewing participants, accessing and analyzing data as well as writing manuscripts.  Training will be focused on bipolar disorder but tailored to the interests of the candidate, with opportunities in biostatistics, genetics, computational modeling, neuropsychology, and other areas. The successful candidate will be encouraged to attend research conferences and present their research.  He/she will interact with a team of researchers at various levels and in several disciplines, that are working collaboratively in bipolar research.

Clinical training will be in the weekly bipolar clinic where 20% effort will be allocated.

The Prechter Bipolar Research Program is a thriving research program with over 1200 individuals in a longitudinal study of bipolar disorder, further information on this study can be found online through a list of publications from this program

Required Qualifications

A doctor of Medicine/Osteopathy is required. Possession of a current license to practice medicine in the State of Michigan is necessary. Completion of a residency in Psychiatry is desired, but not required, and the candidate must be board certified or board eligible in Psychiatry.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

To Apply:

Please send an email to Dr. Melvin McInnis regarding your interest in this position. Please include your CV.

Melvin McInnis, MD
Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression
mmcinnis@umich.edu