Postdoctoral Training Opportunity in Mental Health Services & Implementation Science

We have one opening to begin July, 2023

Overview: The Center for Mental Health Services Research at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, invites applications for postdoctoral training in mental health services research. For more on the CMHSR, see: The program is supported by a National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH – T32 MH19960).

Program Details: Our program aims to expand the pool of investigators capable of undertaking mental health services and systems research with focus on the implementation of evidence-based mental health care, globally or domestically. The program provides multidisciplinary training for two years. A mentoring team is established for each post-doctoral research scholar to guide their development as a researcher and authorship of independently funded research proposals. Training also includes:

  • Regular faculty mentorship for planning and developing the candidate’s own publications and research, in addition to developing and submitting winning grant proposals to NIH and to other funders.
  • Collaborating with CMHSR faculty on NIH-funded projects.
  • Contributing to the scientific infrastructure and knowledge-based resources of the CMHSR and the Washington University

Dissemination and Implementation Research Core. There are numerous opportunities to become involved in dissemination and implementation science at Washington University. For more details, please see our campus-wide website for dissemination and implementation science.

Application: We invite applications from individuals who will have earned a Ph.D. or M.D. by July, 2023 from such fields as social work, psychology, health services, organizational psychology, nursing, anthropology, public health, economics, or management. Washington University in St. Louis is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Stipend levels and benefits will follow those established by the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA).

The following materials are required for application to the postdoctoral program:

  1. Up-to-date curriculum vita
  2. Letter of application, outlining research goals
  3. Three letters of reference
  4. One or two samples of written/published materials that reflect your potential and promise for this type of training

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of award (please see the citizenship requirements for NIH institutional training grants from the NIH Grants Policy Statement [search “Citizenship”] and confirm that you are an eligible candidate in accordance with these requirements). Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, subject to award availability.

Leopoldo Cabassa, MSW, PhD
Director, NIMH T-32 Training program

Submit materials and direct questions to: Stacey McCrary, MSW

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