Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Columbia University New York, Department of Psychiatry United States



Summary Description

The Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Division (MIND) in the Department of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center is seeking a full-time postdoctoral research scientist to work on 2-3 of the following research projects: 1) a federally-funded longitudinal study of suicidal behavior examining suicidal subtypes using ecological momentary assessment and biobehavioral tasks; 2) a foundation-funded trial examining efficacy of a brief intervention to prevent suicidal behavior; 3) a federally-funded evaluation of effectiveness and implementation of best practice assessment and intervention of suicidal outpatients in New York Stat. MIND is dedicated to innovative research on suicidal behavior, self-injury, and depression. Postdoctoral appointments have a three year limit. 
Responsibilities for this position include:

• Study coordination and oversight of all study procedures 
• Tracking and maintaining contact with study participants
• Supervision of data collection and management
• Supervision of research assistants and student volunteers
• Conduct brief suicide prevention interventions in emergency department and inpatient settings
• Assist with the development and provision of suicide prevention trainings
• Preparation of regulatory reports and IRB material
• Assistance with data analysis and interpretation
• Preparation of manuscripts for publication
The position offers the opportunity to become part of one of the leading suicide research teams, to develop a research program, to publish manuscripts using newly collected and existing data sets and to interact with a broad range of expert faculty.



Minimum Degree Required

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or related field



Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest and/or background in research of suicidal behavior or related areas of research or translational research in a related field, some clinical experience and good statistical skills. Qualifications include: 1) proficiency in statistical analysis programs including SPSS or SAS; and 2) strong writing, communication, and organizational skills.



Preferred Qualifications

Prefer some content knowledge of suicide research and clinical experience with suicidal individuals;


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  1. Curriculum Vitae

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