Postdoctoral Research Opportunities

Research Training for Child Psychiatry and Neurodevelopment (NIH T32)

Two- or three-year fellowships funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) are available for post-doctoral researchers who seek to improve or expand their ability to conduct interdisciplinary investigation in brain and behavioral sciences and child psychiatry. To accomplish this goal, additional training beyond an MD, PhD, and related doctoral degrees is required.   

Postdoctoral projects can encompass basic and/or clinical research and might include investigation into one or more of the following areas:
• Molecular or behavioral neurogenetics         • New diagnostic methods
• Neuroimaging.                                                          • Outcomes research
• Neurobiology                                                             • Intervention studies
• Developmental psychopathology                     • Stress and resilience
• Endophenotypes     

Fellows with MD or PhD degrees conduct research during the program with mentors/advisors from the following areas:
• Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences                 • Neurobiology
• Pediatrics                                                                      • Biological Sciences
• Genetics                                                                         • Bioengineering
• Psychology                                                                   • Computer Science
• Radiology                                                                      • Mathematics
• Neuroscience                                                              • Educational Neuroscience   

This two- to three-year training program provides trainees with the essential guidance, training, and mentoring critical to launching a career in academic research. The training program starts by recruiting the most talented trainees from MD/PhD, MD, EdD, and PhD programs who are interested in pursuing a career in research and academia. Trainees accepted into the T32 program are assigned a primary research mentor and a secondary mentor to closely monitor their progress. (Note that most Stanford faculty are eligible to serve as a research mentor, in addition to those listed below.) Close interaction between T32 mentors and trainees are supplemented by didactic material, and in the case of clinical research, may additionally be supplemented by a master’s degree in epidemiology or health science research. Administratively, the program consists of a director, steering committee, and a group of highly skilled and successful training faculty from diverse array of disciplines. Interested applicants should complete and submit the Post-Doctoral Application from the website: Project proposals should clearly state the interdisciplinary nature of the project. US citizenship or residency is required to participate in the program.  

Application Materials Required - submit via email to to Lucia Gutierrez:

  • Current CV
  • Post Doctoral Application
  • Research Statement (description on page two of the application form)
  • Three Letters of Reference


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