Post-doctoral Position

McLean Hospital
Belmont, Massachusetts
Jun 15, 2021
Jul 15, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level

Post-doctoral Position

McLean Hospital

Belmont, MA

A post-doctoral position is available within the Treatment & Etiology of Depression in Youth

Lab ( at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital, directed by

Christian A. Webb, Ph.D.

Our lab uses a multimodal approach (EEG, fMRI, experience sampling, passive smartphone

sensor data, and laboratory-based experiments) to investigate the etiology and pathophysiology

of depression in adolescents, as well as the mechanisms of change in psychotherapeutic and

pharmacological treatments for depression. More recently, the lab has focused on machine

learning approaches for personalized prediction of treatment response.

The post-doctoral fellow will have the opportunity to work closely with Dr. Webb on NIH/NIMH- and foundation-funded projects focused on predicting the onset of depression in adolescents, as well as a new study focused on predictors and mechanisms of change in app delivered mindfulness training for adolescents with elevated rumination.

The position will provide opportunities to pursue independent research and interdisciplinary collaborations across Harvard Medical School and the local Boston community. Successful

applicants will have access to three research-dedicated human MRI scanners, one animal MRI

scanner, and two high-density EEG systems, and will be able to take advantage of the

outstanding educational, clinical, and research-related opportunities available at McLean and

Harvard Medical School


The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in functional/structural

MRI techniques and expertise in computer programming (i.e., MATLAB, Python, R).

To apply, applicants should submit a CV, description of research interests, and 3 reference

letters (sent directly by the referee). Application materials can be sent directly to Dr. Webb

( Review of applications will begin immediately (expected start

date: Fall 2021, but this is negotiable).

All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions. 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.

About McLean

Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the investigation and treatment of mental illness, and in training generations of scientists and clinicians. McLean maintains the largest program of research in neuroscience and psychiatry of any private psychiatric hospital in the United States. Located in Belmont, Massachusetts—about 9 miles west of Boston—McLean is currently ranked the #1 hospital for psychiatry by U.S. News and World Report.

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