McLean Hospital – Harvard Medical School Postdoctoral Position

Belmont, Massachusetts
commensurate with experience
Oct 07, 2020
Nov 06, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

McLean Hospital – Harvard Medical School Postdoctoral Position​

Belmont, MA

A full-time postdoctoral position is available within the Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, under supervision of Laura Germine, Ph.D.  Expected start date is flexible, but with the expectation that the selected candidate will start between June 2021 – Sept 2021. The selected candidate will work on projects investigating intra-individual differences in cognition, mood, and behavior across a range of physical and mental health conditions, as well as in healthy aging.  These projects include development of state-of-the-art digital technology tools as well as application of time series analysis and informatic approaches. Projects are funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Aging, and National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease to look at the relationship between cognitive function and state-related psychological /physiological factors.  The selected candidate will also have the opportunity to work with cutting edge methods for assessing cognition and behavior using digital technology, as part of Dr. Germine’s laboratory and the project (with data from over 2.5 million participants).  The fellow will have access to this data as well as contribute to the further development of web and mobile technologies that serve the public good and advance the science of cognitive health.

A PhD or equivalent in psychology, neuroscience, epidemiology, statistics, computer science, or a related field is required.  The candidate should have an interest in measurement as well as novel applications of digital technology towards understanding health and disease.

The Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Health Technology is part of the Institute for Technology in Psychiatry (ITP), a newly launched initiative at McLean Hospital that aims to develop, validate, and apply mobile, web, and informatics-based health technologies to assess, monitor, and treat mental disorders.

In addition to an appointment at McLean Hospital, the fellow will be recommended for academic appointment as a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. 

Qualified candidates must have a doctoral degree, with expertise in psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and/or statistics. The candidate must have experience or sufficient background to conduct statistical analyses of cognition and behavior. 

McLean/Harvard Medical School strongly encourages applications from females and minority candidates. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, McLean seeks qualified candidates for all posted employment opportunities without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability or veteran status.

We are currently accepting applications and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled. The position will be renewable after one year, subject to the availability of continued funding. Start date is negotiable.  Please indicate in your cover letter when you would likely be available to start. 

To apply, send letter (or email) of interest, the names and email addresses of three references, and curriculum vitae to:

Dr. Laura Germine

Institute for Technology in Psychiatry

McLean Hospital

115 Mill St.

Belmont, MA 02478


McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.

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