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Internship/Externship Opportunities

Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Position in OCD Treatment and Research at NYSPI

The Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, directed by Blair Simpson, MD, PhD, seeks to hire a postdoctoral Clinical Researcher for a 2 year position. Candidates should have a PhD or PsyD in clinical psychology. This position will involve assisting with all aspects of Dr. Simpson’s clinical research program focused on obsessive- compulsive and related disorders.
One responsibility will be to provide cognitive-behavioral treatment consisting of exposure and response prevention (EX/RP or ERP) for adults with OCD as part of a NIMH-funded trial. The candidate will also help with project management, diagnostic assessments, participant recruitment and outreach, data collection and analysis, grant writing and preparing publications. Candidates will work with a multi-disciplinary team and will receive clinical and research supervision from experts in the treatment and research of OCD. License eligibility anticipated after 1 year. Applicants must have completed an APA accredited doctoral program and internship.

Applicants must be experienced with OCD, delivering exposure and response prevention treatment, administering structured diagnostic assessments, and have strong analytic and writing skills. Prior experience working on clinical trials and interest in developing independent research projects ideal.

If you would like to apply, please contact Dr. Andrew Schmidt:

Volunteer Research Assistant Positions

Our volunteers, interns, and externs are engaged in a wide variety of exciting research and take on many roles. We are seeking individuals with a history of academic excellence, who can dedicate time to our center. If you fulfill the requirements listed below, please submit your C.V. and cover letter, including the names and contacts of three references to Dr. Andrew Schmidt:


  • Must be able to provide at least one-year commitment
  • Substantial time commitment of 10-15 hours per week
  • Obtained at least a Bachelors or Masters degree in a related field
  • Strong interest in research, particularly anxiety disorders
  • Passion for psychology, psychiatry, neurology, and/or medicine
  • Stellar academic record

Thanks for your interest in volunteering at the Center for OCD and Related Disorders!



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