Postdoctoral Fellowship in Adolescent Behavioral Health Research at Indiana University School of Medicine

Jan 19,2019 | Consortium_staff Fellowships

Position Summary

The newly formed Adolescent Behavioral Health Research Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine is currently seeking applications from highly motivated, team-oriented candidates for a research postdoctoral fellowship. The full-time position will focus on honing expertise and research acumen in the areas of adolescent substance use, mental health, traumatic stress, and behavioral interventions for youth and families. Candidates should have an interest in developing and implementing applied research projects aimed at improving reach and effectiveness of behavioral health services for young people, as well as understanding more about neural and behavioral mechanisms underlying response to such treatments. The fellow will actively participate in implementation, data analysis, and dissemination of findings (manuscripts, presentations) from multiple funded clinical trials and laboratory studies. Additional opportunities exist to contribute to studies on developmental neuroscience and behavioral health informatics. The fellow and will receive mentorship from faculty investigators toward the development of an independent program of research. Training will be provided in project design, grant writing, and research ethics. Fellows may have the opportunity to gain clinical hours toward licensure through the delivery of clinic- and telehealth-based assessment and treatment services. Salary and benefits are commensurate with NIH rates based on training and years of experience.

The Adolescent Behavioral Health Research Program is a joint effort of the IUSOMDepartments of Pediatrics ( and Psychiatry ( Core faculty include Matthew Aalsma, Ph.D., Leslie Hulvershorn, MD., and Zachary Adams, Ph.D.


  • D. in clinical, developmental, counseling, or school psychology; social work; public health; neuroscience, or a closely related field; or M.D. child and adolescent psychiatrist
  • Successful completion of accredited internship, if applicable
  • Strong background in quantitative analysis
  • Prior experience conducting behavioral health or health services research, as demonstrated by published manuscripts and presentations at scientific meetings
  • Team player with strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills
  • Commitment to becoming an independent scientist
  • Exceptional analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a CV, including contact information for 3 references, as well as a cover letter stating interests, experience, and goals.

For additional information and to apply, view the fellowship posting.