Northwestern University’s Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs; www.cbits.northwestern.edu) is seeking an assistant research professor with a strong interest in digital mental health. The successful candidate will lead two complementary lines of research focused on digital mental health. The first project, focused on developing personal sensing methods, using phone sensor data to detect behaviors and states related to depression in real time. The successful candidate will oversee the psychological research components, and coordinate with a multidisciplinary team that includes psychologists and machine learning experts. The second area is focused on implementation of technology-enabled interventions for depression and anxiety in the context of real world care settings. This work will include collaborations with specialists in human computer interaction and implementation science. Mentorship is available from experienced researchers who have federal and foundation funding including David Mohr.
CBITs provides a unique scientific home for interdisciplinary scholars working in psychology, medicine, engineering, computer science, biostatistics, and implementation science. The goal of the center is to improve our understanding of how to employ technologies to support behavioral and psychological change from the perspective of design, development, evaluation, and implementation. The successful candidate will have a strong record of publications, a track record in the use of technology and mental health, and experience with quantitative research methods. Experience with qualitative methods, user-centered design principles, and/or human factors is also a benefit.
This position is intended to support the development of an academically oriented career in fields relevant to technology and mental health. Data will be available for writing manscripts and publications. Minority applicants encouraged. Start date is flexible and applications will be reviewed as received so interested candidates should apply as soon as possible regardless of their preferred start date. Appointments are for one year, renewable to two, pending budgetary approval. Salary is competitive. Send CV, statement of research interests and goals, & three letters of recommendation to David C. Mohr, PhD, care of Regime Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org), Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies, Department of Preventative Medicine, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive., 10th Floor, 10-104, Chicago, IL 60611