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

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.

Indiana University is a multi-campus public research institution, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education with an annual operating budget of $2.1 billion. IUSM is the largest medical school in the United States with a student body that includes over 43% women and 36% ethnic minorities. IUSM has over $320 million in grants awarded for fiscal year 2015-2016, the majority of which come from the NIH. Additionally, IUSM provides an interdisciplinary and interactive scientific environment with many multidisciplinary centers and state-of-the-art core facilities.

Indianapolis is a diverse, centrally-located city that lies within 3 driving hours of other major population centers such as Chicago, Cincinnati, and Louisville. It is 14th largest city in the United States and is growing and thriving economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation, which contribute over $44 billion annually to the local economy. Our dynamic downtown is a bustling commercial center, entertainment destination and residential neighborhood. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life – the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas. For additional information on life in Indy, visit or

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.