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Postdoctoral Position in Anxiety and OCD Research at New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center

The Anxiety Disorders Clinic and the Center for OCD and Related Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, directed by Blair Simpson, MD, PhD, seeks to hire a postdoctoral fellow for a 2 year position. Candidates should have a PhD or PsyD in clinical psychology, or an MD or MD-PhD degree.

This position will involve joining Dr. Simpson’s research program, which is focused on translating science into new understanding and treatments for anxiety and OCD. Depending on the applicant’s experience and career trajectory, the position could include more clinical work, more clinical or biological research, or a mixture of both. There is a big range of research studies that candidates could work on (see Given Dr. Simpson’s collaborations, applicants with an interest in neuromodulation, imaging, genetic, or translational research are especially encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to candidates with an interest in developing an independent research career, with mentorship from Dr. Simpson.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and a copy of their CV to Dr. Marina Gershkovich, Formal applications will be accepted on-line starting 12/1 ( and the direct link will be posted on our website at

Start date: July 1, 2017.


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