The Stuart T. Hauser Clinical Research Training Program in Biological and Social Psychiatry, NIMH # T32 MH016259
This interdisciplinary training program is designed to foster greater understanding and competence in clinical research. Clinical research is broadly defined in this training program as research involving clinical populations relevant to understanding both normal milestones in brain and behavior and how they may be changed in psychiatric conditions. Biological or social/developmental domains of investigation that are clinically relevant are encouraged as we believe translational research that brings two approaches together will lead to a better understanding of mental illnesses.
This full‑time, two‑year, postdoctoral program has been in operation for over forty years. It is open to individuals who have either an M.D., an M.D./Ph.D., or a Ph.D. and who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Core components of the program include affiliation with one of our training sites, the implementation and stewardship of an independent investigation under the mentorship of specific research preceptor(s), a weekly integrated academic seminar led by the co‑directors, and opportunities to participate in relevant course work at Harvard. The faculty and research preceptors are involved in a diverse number of funded social/developmental and biological investigations. These investigations provide a large array of opportunities for postdoctoral training, including experience in brain imaging techniques, psychopharmacology research, psychiatric epidemiology, and longitudinal studies of development.
This training program is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Appointments are one year, and renewable to two. Stipends are awarded based on predetermined NIMH award pay scale. The application deadline is rolling, and prospective applicants should refer to the application form for a complete list of required documentation. We especially encourage women and minority applicants.