The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center seeks a full-time faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to develop and implement research related to understanding the behavioral pathways by which risk for mental disorder is transmitted across generations with a focus on disadvantaged or at-risk populations and serve as a Clinical Psychologist in the Women's Mental Health Division.
Collaborate with Columbia OB/GYN colleagues and other Columbia faculty to create a translational research program that seeks to understand processes and uses biomarkers to evaluate impact of novel prevention and mental health promotion interventions for the mother/child dyad or broader family unit integrated into clinical and community services.
The applicant must demonstrate practical/applied expertise in analytic methods appropriate to enhancing research investigating psychosocial, behavioral, and environmental factors associated with mental health outcomes as well as empirical research involving the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions.
Providing short-term psychotherapeutic treatments (typically up to six months postpartum when needed)
Collaborating with the Program Senior Leadership to implement new initiatives and build the program.
Collaborating with other team members including administrative staff, medical students, residents, fellows, psychology and social work trainees and research staff.
Participating in peer psychotherapy supervision.
PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology
Doctorate with a focus in perinatal health/mental health, preferably with a public health or translational research focus
Commitment to excellence in research
Demonstrate practical/applied expertise in analytic methods appropriate to enhancing research investigating psychosocial, behavioral, and environmental factors associated with mental health outcomes as well as empirical research involving the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions.
Demonstrate experience as independent researcher with funded research studies, presentations at national and international conferences, and a record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications.
Evidence of collaborative research supporting advances in maternal-child health promotion and disease prevention, and a track record of established independent research including NIH-funded grants
Excellence in written and oral communication skills
Licensed in the state of New York.
Skill sets of particular interest include but not limited to epigenetics, psychiatric epidemiology, structural equations modeling, maternal caregiving measures, and cross-culturally sensitive measurements and intervention design//assessment strategies.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Pay Transparency Disclosure
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.