We are seeking a full-time (35 hours per week) Postdoctoral Research Associate or Associate Research Scientist for two-three years to work on several different projects relating to depression prevention in families and youth, under the direction of Dr. Tracy Gladstone at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. If this partnership is successful there is potential for advancing the applicant’s career at Wellesley Centers for Women. The position will involve work on a large-scale, federally-funded comparative effectiveness randomized clinical trial that compares the effectiveness of two prevention interventions: a primary care, Internet-based depression prevention program and a face-to-face group CBP program - at preventing onset of depressive episodes and improving other patient-centered outcomes. In addition, the Postdoctoral Research Associate will work on a federally-funded clinical trial that aims to determine which intervention components are active in preventing depression among at-risk adolescents. The Postdoctoral Research Associate may also work on: a large-scale, school-based screening/intervention initiative aimed at addressing the problem of youth depression and suicidal behavior; an effort to adapt an adolescent depression prevention program for use with college students; and a family-based prevention program when a child presents with symptoms of early-onset psychosis.
The opportunity to manage various other projects and also pursue individual research interests consistent with depression prevention and intervention will be made available. Applicants should come to the position with their own unique research questions and the desire to use available study data to answer those questions. This position is designed for a recent graduate of an accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology or social work.
We are accepting applications immediately.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and meet strict task and project deadlines
Solid written and oral communication skills and ability to work with various professionals including team social workers and school staff
Demonstrated ability to work well independently and also as part of a team
Clinical training and experience administering structured clinical interviews to both children and adults, such as the Structured Clinical Interview of DSM-IV or 5 Disorders (SCID), the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview for Children and Adolescent (MINI Kid), and the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (K-SADS)
Strong research and data analysis skills
Recent Ph.D. in clinical psychology (preferred) or a related field
Training and/or experience with adolescents and adults and with individuals experiencing symptoms of depression
Experience with grant writing, research writing, and project management
Individual research interests consistent with depression intervention
Proficiency in Spanish (preferred)
An interest in collaborating with Dr. Tracy Gladstone on new projects
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