Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Center

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The Child Mind Institute is recruiting a qualified and 2-year Postdoctoral Fellow to join our SNF Global Center. The work of the Global Center is focused on advancing and improving child and adolescent mental health in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Established through a generous $55 million grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), the SNF-CMI GC will be a unique, exciting, multifaceted program that will require creativity, imagination, and energy to build novel opportunities, technologies, and services, with the possibility of a vast impact on and transforming child and adolescent mental health.
The primary responsibility of this post holder will be to develop research and clinical skills in Global Mental Health related to children and adolescents. In their role they will be supervised by the Director of Psychosocial Interventions (and potentially other members of the SNF Global Center). The Administrative Manager of this position is the Managing Director of the SNF Global Center.
This fellowship will involve working closely with international researchers, staff in health services and NGOs, and with children, young people, and families. The ideal candidate will have an interest in Global Mental Health and clinical experience delivering evidence based psychological therapies with children and young people.
The Global Center has an ambitious range of initiatives spanning epidemiology, psychosocial intervention development and evaluation, a fellowship program, public mental health and anti-stigma, and establishing expert networks. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to contribute across the initiatives and gain important clinical and research experience in Global Mental Health. There will be the opportunity for regular international travel and periods of working in LMICs, and contributions to professional conferences and networks.
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This fellowship position is designed to provide advanced training in the Global Mental Health for children and young people. The goal is to provide structured and flexible opportunities that will prepare the research fellow for a successful career in clinical psychology and/or global mental health. The fellow will work under the mentorship of Dr Shirley Reynolds and the Director of Clinical Training at the Global Center (to be appointed) and will collaborate with our multidisciplinary team.
Supervision and training in research and clinical practice will include:

  • Design and conduct of systematic reviews and evaluation of research quality
  • Developing, conducting, and analyzing qualitative research using semi structured interviews and/or focus groups with children, young people and/or parents
  • Collaboration with staff and volunteers in health, education, and social care settings in LMICs to develop and sustain new partnerships supporting children's mental health
  • Quantitative survey research design and analysis
  • Delivery of culturally adapted low intensity psychosocial interventions to children and adolescents
  • Co-production of training materials with volunteers and lay workers, children, adolescents, and parents
  • Ethical principles of research and clinical practice in LMICs
  • Working within the Open Science Framework
  • Co-production and engagement of young people, children and parents
  • Implementation and feasibility research (e.g. digital delivery of interventions to children and adolescent in LMICs)
  • The design and development of randomized controlled trials within the Global Center

Across the duration of their appointment the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to develop and extend their skills in dissemination e.g. through peer reviewed publications, contributions to professional conferences and public outreach.

  • PhD in psychology and evidence of commitment to publish in peer reviewed journals
  • Training in low intensity psychological interventions and the use of measurement-based care (i.e. routine outcome measurement)
  • One year experience assessing and treating children and adolescents with common mental health problems using low intensity psychological interventions
  • Experience of using and developing new digital methods to collect clinical research data
  • Confidence in using software and computer programming skills
  • Flexibility to work hours to meet productivity goals and deadlines.
  • Team player and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Demonstrated professional attitude and ability to interface with senior management, clinicians, and staff.
Special Considerations:
Please upload your CV and cover letter during the application process.
The salary range for the position is posted. Factors such as candidate's work experience, education/training, job-related skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and business considerations affect the salary offered within this range. In addition, this salary may be subject to a geographic adjustment (according to a specific city and state and depending on the role), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting.
The Child Mind Institute is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment based on race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender identity/gender expression/transgender (including whether or not you are transitioning or have transitioned) and sexual orientation; national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law [Vehicle Code section 12801.9]); ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age (40 and over), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.

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