Current Openings

Postdoctoral position in the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Laboratory

The Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a primary focus on studying the clinical neurobiology of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The fellow will be mentored by Drs. Isabelle Rosso, Ph.D. and Scott Rauch, M.D., and will have access to the McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School academic environment and resources. The successful candidate will be proposed for academic appointment as a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Job description: The fellow will have the opportunity to work on NIMH-funded projects that seek to understand the neurobiological underpinnings of PTSD. These studies employ a variety of methodologies including genetic methods, psychophysiological paradigms of fear and anxiety, ecological momentary assessment, and imaging (fMRI, DTI, and MRS). This position will also provide opportunities for collaboration and networking with clinicians, basic neuroscientists, and physicists. The PIs are committed to supporting fellows on their trajectory to an independent research career, including ensuring that they submit competitive applications for internal fellowships and external grant funding.

We are looking for a PhD or MD/PhD scientist in neuroscience, psychology, or related field. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in neuroimaging. Clinical training is not required but would be a strength. Preferred is a candidate with the following attributes:

  • Prior human subjects research with psychiatric populations, or biological mechanisms of psychiatric illness;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, sufficient to explain complex scientific or technical concepts to non-domain experts;
  • Evidence of capability for independent work, problem-solving, and initiative-taking;
  • Interpersonal skills, as required for interactions with research participants, and for collaboration in a multidisciplinary environment.

How to apply: To apply for this position, email a cover letter and CV to Dr. Rosso: Please include the names & contact details for three references in your application.

McLean Hospital is a member of the Partners HealthCare System and an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatvely provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation. McLean Hospital does conduct pre-employment drug screening, and any offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of the screening.


Student Visitors/Research Volunteers

Student Volunteer positions for undergraduates and recent college graduates are available for the 2019-2020 academic year. There are no more openings for the summer this year, but if you are interested in volunteering during Fall semester please contact us. These positions are within McLean’s Laboratory for Affective and Translational Neuroscience, directed by Diego A. Pizzagalli, Ph.D.  Volunteers assist lab members utilizing various methodologies (e.g., brain imaging, electrophysiology, clinical interviews) to study emotional and cognitive processing in both healthy and psychiatric populations, primarily major depression.

Review of applications is ongoing.

To apply, please fill out this application (LATN_Student_Visitor_application) and send it, along with a copy of your resume/CV, to David Crowley (