Postdoctoral Research Scholar

United States
Job Posted Date: 
September 15, 2020
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We believe the key to mental health and well-being starts with strong relationships. Our mission is to develop novel pharmacological and psychological interventions for mental illness that enable patients to strengthen their connections to other people and the world. Our work has primarily focused on understanding the psychological, behavioral, physiological, and neural effects of administration of the neuropeptide oxytocin across multiple psychiatric illnesses. This work led us to hypothesize that pharmacological treatments that affect social processes could be paired with psychosocial treatments to possibly achieve synergistically enhanced outcomes. Therefore, with substantial philanthropic support, we are now developing several studies combining novel psychopharmacological interventions with psychotherapy to target difficult to treat psychiatric conditions including depression in bipolar affective disorder, existential distress in neurodegenerative disorders, and demoralization in chronic pain disorders 


Job Description: 

We are recruiting a motivated and talented individual for a postdoctoral scholar position to join our energetic, and multidisciplinary research group focused on studying novel treatments for the difficult to treat social deficits that cut across most psychiatric disorders. The successful candidate will design and conduct clinical trials involving socially relevant pharmacological interventions combined with psychotherapy in multiple clinical populations. The successful candidate will be well prepared for manuscript and grant writing, and must demonstrate autonomy, responsibility, and a high level of research commitment. 




    Job Requirements: 

    Minimum requirements:

    1. MD or Ph.D. required
    2. Evidence of research productivity 
    3. Ability to work independently and with minimal oversight 
    4. Ability to train research assistants 
    5. Strong interpersonal, written/oral communication and organizational skills 


    Desirable Qualifications: 

    1. Experience with clinical populations and clinical trial execution. 
    How to Apply: 

    Interested candidates should send 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume, and 3) the contact information for 2 references to [email protected]. Please specify “BAND Lab Research Post-Doctoral Position Application” in the subject line of your email. 

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