Postdoctoral Fellow In Digital Mental Health

Northwestern University’s Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs; www.cbits.northwestern.edu) is seeking full-time postdoctoral fellows with a strong interest in digital mental health (see http://cbits.northwestern.edu/careers/ for job ad). This is a unique fellowship opportunity that integrates training in clinical science, human computer interaction and design, and implementation science focused on mental health problems.

CBITs provides a unique scientific home for interdisciplinary scholars working in psychology, medicine, human computer interaction, computer science, biostatistics, and implementation science. The overarching goal of the center is to make digital mental health work in the real world.  To achieve this goal, we employ user centered design processes that integrate input from a broad range of stakeholders, develop novel research methods that accelerate evaluation and optimization into trials, integrate implementation science at all levels of our work, and create tools that harness new methods not yet widely applied in mental health, such as personal sensing.

The successful candidate will take a leadership role, overseeing the psychological research components in a multidisciplinary team that includes psychologists, human computer interaction researchers, and machine learning experts. Mentorship is available from experienced researchers who have federal and foundation funding including David C. Mohr, PhD, Stephen M. Schueller, PhD, Emily Lattie, PhD, and Madhu Reddy, PhD.

The successful candidate will have a strong record of publications, experience in the use of technology and mental health, and experience with quantitative or qualitative research methods.

The primary objective of this fellowship is to prepare the individual for an academically oriented career in fields relevant to technology and mental health. Minority applicants encouraged. Fellows must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. to be eligible. Start date is flexible and applications will be reviewed as received so interested candidates should apply as soon as possible regardless of their preferred start date. Appointments are for one year, renewable to two, pending budgetary approval. Salary is competitive. Send CV, statement of research interests and goals, & three letters of recommendation to David C. Mohr, PhD care of Lucia Ontiveros (lucia.ontiveros@northwestern.edu ), Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies, Department of Preventative Medicine, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive., 10th Floor, 10-104, Chicago, IL 60611