Postdoctoral Fellow (PhD) - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences - Menninger Activ

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7085192 (Ref:8574-en_US)

Posted: September 13, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Menninger Computational Psychiatry Postdoctoral Fellow is responsible for data processing, analysis, and grant manuscript writing utilizing clinical (e.g., diagnostic, symptom level) and wearables (e.g., accelerometer, heart rate/ heart rate variability, actigraphy) data. The fellow will also have the opportunity to design and implement their own projects. Collaboration across interdisciplinary staff is a key component of the postdoctoral fellowship. The fellow will be expected to conduct advanced statistical analyses, particularly applying machine learning to large integrated datasets.

Job Purpose

Postdoctoral research fellows are trainees working in an apprenticeship mode in preparation for a career as a scientific professional.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments in wearables for mental health.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • May establish new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals. 
  • May be responsible for laboratory operations.
  • May supervise research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or Computer Science is a plus.
  • Must have experience with computer programming with MATLAB, Python and/or R.
  • Must be interested in working in a clinical mental health setting. 
  • Must be able to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams, including having exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate academic productivity (e.g., conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, federal and/or foundation grants).





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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