Postdoctoral Researcher

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 2, 2023

The Department of Psychiatry - Pediatric Community Psychiatry, Children’s Service Use and Disparities Solutions (C-SUDS) Lab at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher.

The postdoctoral researcher will primarily be working with Andrea Young, PhD along with John Campo, MD, and other research team members on one or more funded (both NIH-funded and locally funded) research projects in the areas of children’s services research, mental health disparities, and research and a program development project leveraging data housed in electronic medical records. There is also opportunity for the postdoctoral researcher to work with Rheanna Platt, MD, PhD and colleagues at Johns Hopkins’ Center for Salud/Health and Opportunities for Latinos (Centro SOL) on an NIMHD-funded implementation-effectiveness trial of an Early Learning Center-based preventive intervention for postpartum depression. The individual may also 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 development grants (if interested and applicable).

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

The ideal applicant will have experience in clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, or a related field. Experience in mental health services research and implementation research is highly desired, though not required. Experience or interest in health disparities and quantitative analysis methods is also desired.

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 (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.
Preferred but not required:
  • 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.
This position includes health insurance benefits, support for travel to academic conferences, opportunities to work remotely, access to many biostatistics' courses through the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (to audit or take for credit), etc.

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. Ideal start would be between April and July 2023.
  • Please direct any questions about the position or application to Andrea Young, PhD ( ) or Rheanna Platt, MD, 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
Important legal information

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert