Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Translational Research and Policy for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

Job: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Translational Research and Policy for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

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Location: Seattle, WA USA

Deadline: 03/01/2018


Sponsor: University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


  The University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, invites applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship focused on translation and promotion of effective children’s behavioral health policies for publically-funded services at the state and national levels. The fellowship also provides training and mentorship in intervention development and testing, implementation research, and methodological and analytic skills relevant to implementation science and policy research. This will be a one year fellowship with an option for extension to a second year (based on evaluation of positive performance and fit to the fellow’s professional development needs). The fellow will be affiliated with the Washington State Evidence Based Practice Institute (EBPI), National Center for Research on Children’s Care Coordination (previously the UW Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team), and Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and based in off-campus office space in Seattle, approximately one mile from the University of Washington. The fellow will be jointly supervised by the Directors of the EBPI (Dr. Sarah C. Walker) and NCRC (Dr. Eric J. Bruns), allowing the fellow exposure to exciting developments in both state and national research and policy. Successful candidates will have:

  • An earned doctorate in a relevant discipline (e.g., Clinical or Community Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, or a related discipline) at the time of appointment;
  • Experience in research focused on effective strategies for implementing evidence-based and culturally-responsive mental health assessment and intervention practices in public sectors (i.e., public behavioral health, schools, juvenile justice, child welfare);
  • Experience and/or interest in integrated care coordination models for youths with complex needs;
  • A record of scientific scholarship and experience in intervention development, policy research, and/or implementation science;
  • Training, experience, and skills in research methodology and data analysis relevant to evaluation and policy research.
Preference will be given to applicants interested in pursuing a research or academic career path and can begin by September 1, 2018. Stipend is commensurate to the NIH salary range for postdoctoral fellows along with full medical and dental benefits. Applications due by March 1, 2018. To apply, send email to Sarah C. Walker, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Univ,of Washington at with curriculum vitae; 2 scholarly writing samples; names/contact information for at least 3 references, and a letter detailing interest in and qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, relevant experience and research agenda. Describe experience with and commitment to diversity-related work and equity in research.

February 1, 2018