Northwestern University’s Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs; www.cbits.northwestern.edu) is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow with a strong interest in the design, development, and evaluation of e-health, m-health and technology-assisted interventions for mental health. Qualified candidates could come from a number of fields including psychology, computer science, human-computer interaction, bioinformatics, public health, or related fields. The fellow will work on existing research projects that involve clinical populations (i.e., depression and anxiety) and homeless youth. Mentorship is available from experienced researchers who have federal and foundation funding including Stephen Schueller, PhD, and David Mohr, PhD.
CBITs provides a unique scientific home for an 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. Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods, data mining and machine learning, user-centered design principles, or longitudinal data analysis would complement existing projects using smartphone sensor data, designing and developing technologies for various populations and clinical settings, and advancing models of human support for behavioral intervention technologies.
The primary objective of this fellowship is to prepare the individual for an academically oriented career in fields relevant to technology and mental health. 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 Stephen Schueller, care of Regime Dean (email@example.com), Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies, Department of Preventive Medicine, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive., 10th Floor, 10-104, Chicago, IL 60611