Sackler Post-doctoral Fellowship in Parent-Infant Interventions at Columbia – Due March 31

Sackler Parent-Infant Fellowship
The Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons is pleased to invite applicants for a two-year research fellowship in Parent-Infant Intervention Research under the auspices of the Parent-Infant Intervention Division of the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology.The Fellow will receive training and supervision in (1) clinical parent-child interventions and (2) the design and implementation of a randomized controlled trial of parent-child interventions, with the intention of contributing to the scientific establishment of empirically supported dyadic treatments.  Clinical work and supervision will take place at two sites: the Columbia Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program (within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry), co-directed by Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD and the Women’s Program (within the Department of Psychiatry), by Catherine Monk, PhD, the associate director of research.We seek a fellow with deep interests in: mother–infant interaction, dyadic treatments, maternal mood regulation in relation to early childhood development (0-5 years), pathways to biobehavioral development, developmental risks for psychopathology. The goals of the selected fellow will be to (1) gain expertise in relevant clinical and research methodology, (2) direct a pilot randomized controlled trial in parent-child intervention, and (3), develop the credentials and expertise to launch an academic research career as a principal investigator in this area of clinical research, preferably through a NIMH Career Development Award, or a similar mechanism.

Applicants must be licensed clinicians (MD or PhD) with substantial clinical and/ or research experience in child development, good analytical and writing skills. Bilingual (Spanish and English) language skills are desirable. Stipends are at current NIH levels of support with the possibility of augmentation with other clinical and research funds

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Due date: March 31, 2012


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