Postdoctoral Associate
 Stony Brook, NY

Required Qualifications (Evidenced by an attached resume):

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or related field by August 2021. Experience conducting clinical intervention research. Proficient in statistical programming in R.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience delivering evidence-based mental health interventions to adolescents. At least one first-authored publication in the area of intervention science or developmental psychopathology research. Demonstrated record of creating open access research materials (open code and open data).

Brief Description:

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Collaborate on multiple large-scale, NIH- and foundation-funded clinical trials testing single-session and digital interventions for youth depression and anxiety. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work under the direction of Dr. Jessica Schleider, Ph.D., Director of the Lab for Scalable Mental Health, Department of Psychology ( which specializes in the development and evaluation of brief, scalable treatments for youth mental health problems. Responsibilities will include collaborating on and conceptualizing research projects; analyzing data from >4,000 adolescent and young adult participants in the lab’s ongoing, grant-funded clinical trials; writing scientific manuscripts for publication and presentation; mentoring graduate, post-baccalaureate, and undergraduate lab members on additional research projects and papers; assisting Dr. Schleider in writing federal and foundation-based grant proposals; supporting general project management, as needed; and contributing to the public dissemination of our science. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be actively supported by Dr. Schleider in applying for additional grants and fellowships to advance their own research program (e.g., F-series and/or K-series NIH grants).

The successful incumbent will have experience leading clinical intervention research; advanced data analysis and scientific writing skills; outstanding interpersonal skills; and strong organizational, leadership, and time-management skills with an exceptional attention to detail. Start date is negotiable and may be between April and August of 2021. This position is for one calendar year, with potential for renewal contingent on successful performance and availability of funds (e.g., through external grants or fellowships).

  • Analyze data from ongoing and completed clinical trials; lead and write papers and grant proposals.
  • Assist and collaborate with graduate, post-baccalaureate, and undergraduate students on data analysis and writing papers.
  • Intervention and research project management.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Special Notes: This position may be eligible for alternative workplace arrangements/telework (remote or virtual).

The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.

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