Postdoctoral position in the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Laboratory

Belmont, Massachusetts
Apr 30, 2021
May 30, 2021
Position Type
Mid Level

Postdoctoral position in the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Laboratory

McLean Hospital

Belmont, MA

McLean Hospital is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a primary focus on studying the clinical neurobiology of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These studies employ a variety of methodologies including genetic methods, psychophysiological paradigms of fear and anxiety, ecological momentary assessment, and imaging (fMRI, DTI, and MRS). The fellow will be mentored by Dr. Isabelle Rosso, Ph.D., and will and have access to the McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School academic environment and resources. The PI is committed to supporting fellows on their trajectory to an independent research career, including ensuring that they submit competitive applications for internal fellowships and external grant funding. This position will also provide opportunities for collaboration and networking with clinicians, basic neuroscientists, and physicists. The successful applicant will be proposed for academic appointment as a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  


  • PhD or MD/PhD in neuroscience, psychology, or related field.
  • Experience with diffusion tensor imaging or functional magnetic resonance imaging – including experience processing DTI and/or fMRI data, and publishing such data as peer-reviewed publication(s) is required.
  • Prior human subjects research with psychiatric populations, or biological mechanisms of psychiatric illness.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, sufficient to explain complex scientific or technical concepts to non-domain experts.
  • Evidence of capability for independent work, problem-solving, and initiative-taking.
  • Interpersonal skills as required for interactions with research participants, and for collaboration in a multidisciplinary environment.

To apply for this position, email a cover letter and CV to Dr. Rosso: Please include the names & contact details for three references in your application.

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.  McLean Hospital does conduct pre-employment drug screening, and any offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of the screening.


 A member of the Mass General Brigham (Partners) HealthCare system.

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