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Tommy Fuss Endowed Chair in Precision Psychiatry; Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychiatry; (Asso

Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Precision Psychiatry
Boston, Massachusetts - Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Precision Psychiatry
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Oct 18, 2023

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The Center for Precision Psychiatry (CPP) in the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Psychiatry invites applications for a full-time faculty position as Associate Director of the CPP. This position would also hold the Tommy Fuss Endowed Chair in Precision Psychiatry and an Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychiatry faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School (HMS), commensurate with accomplishments and experience. The position will report to the Director of the CPP. The position is full-time and offers competitive salary and benefits packages.

The CPP is an interdisciplinary center that integrates research, clinical implementation, and education to advance the emerging field of precision psychiatry and improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions. Active programs include a focus on big data and advanced analytics for precision risk stratification and prevention, treatment stratification and clinical decision support, suicide research and prevention, and precision neuroscience and novel therapeutics. Our highly collaborative and dynamic research environment includes scientists, clinicians, and trainees at Mass General Brigham, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Associate Director Position:

The Associate Director will be responsible for building a vibrant program of research in their area of expertise, building successful collaborations with researchers and executing projects related to precision psychiatry, securing, maintaining, and growing a profile of funding to support research activities, and publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals. The Associate Director will collaborate with the CPP Director in setting strategy for the Center, cultivating new research initiatives and collaborations with academic, industry, and government partners, and growing Center activities including the Annual Conference on Precision Psychiatry and the CPP’s new Tommy Fuss Scholar’s Program for early career investigators.

Successful applicants will hold an MD or PhD in a related field (e.g., psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, genetics, data science/biostatistics, biomedical informatics), have a strong record of research accomplishments, including high impact publications and external grant funding, be experienced in leading research projects, managing research teams, and mentoring students and/or early-career researchers.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other researchers and partners are crucial for this position. Applicants must be eligible for appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychiatry faculty at HMS (commensurate with accomplishments and experience).

Application Process:
Applications will be accepted until November 1st, 2023.

  1. Full applications should include:

    1. Research statement listing scientific vision, accomplishments, goals, space and

      infrastructure requirements (3-page limit).

    2. Up to date CV

    3. Up to three representative publications and a brief synopsis (less than 250

      words each) of their significance and impact on the field.

    4. Two or three letters of reference commenting on the applicant’s qualifications.

  2. Applicants should apply by sending application materials to Ashley Seiger, CPP Program Director, at

  3. Finalists will be notified and asked to deliver a seminar

  4. Final decisions will be made by the selection committee

Questions can be directed to Ms. Seiger ( or Dr. Jordan W. Smoller (

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.


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