Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow in Child Psychiatry
Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
United States

Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow

Requisition #: A-99398-11

Status: Full Time

Type: Fellowship

School: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department/Program: Child Psychiatry

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Location Zip Code: 21287

Closing Date: 03/01/2022 at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time

To apply:

General Description

We are actively recruiting a postdoctoral clinical research fellow to the Children's Service Use and Disparities Solutions (C-SUDS) Lab in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The ideal applicant will have training and experience in pediatric clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, or a related field. Interest and experience in mental health services research, health disparities, and quantitative analysis methods are highly desired, though not required.

The postdoctoral research fellow will work primarily with Andrea S. Young, PhD, along with John Campo, MD and other research team members, and contribute to research focused on pediatric health and mental health services and disparities, including work leveraging data housed in the electronic medical record. Qualified candidates may have the opportunity to provide direct patient care in a pediatric community psychiatry setting under the supervision of Dr. Young.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with study team on federally- and locally-funded children's health services-focused research and program development projects
  • Manage and perform data collection activities
  • Assist in the analysis and management of data
  • Assist in the preparation of study protocols and materials (e.g., IRB) and other essential functions
  • Conduct literature reviews and summarize findings
  • Author/co-author research manuscripts
  • Help with writing grant proposals, lead writing career grants (if interested and applicable)



  • PhD (or equivalent) in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology or a related field is required.

Experience & Required Skills:

  • An individual with formal training in clinical psychology or a related field.
  • Good understanding of related research processes and methodologies including quantitative research methods.
  • Familiarity with quantitative analysis methods and corresponding software experience (e.g., statistical analysis with SPSS, SAS, STATA, MPLUS, and/or R)
  • Strong interest in conducting health services research and program development.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a research team
  • Ability to balance and prioritize tasks, and delivers timely outcomes
  • Excellent problem solving, organizational, writing and communication skills

Nice to Have:

  • Experience using electronic medical records systems such as (but not limited to) EPIC.
  • Experience with engaging in program evaluation/quality improvement projects.
  • Familiarity with the healthcare domain and experience conducting research in healthcare.
  • Experience in IRB protocol preparation

Application Instructions

Application deadline:

  • No specific deadline. However, applicants are encouraged to apply for the position as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. There is no set start date for this position. Ideal start would be between March and July 2022.
  • Please address questions about the position and application to Andrea Young, PhD (
  • Please provide a cover letter (describing research experiences and interest in services research and program evaluation), CV, and names and contact information of two references.
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