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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Closing date
Jun 15, 2023

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Analyst, Research
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Postdoctoral Research FellowCenter for Evidence-Based Behavioral HealthGeorge Mason University's new Center for Evidence-Based Behavioral Health (CEBBH), invites applications for a full time,12-month, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Directed by Dr. Christy Esposito-Smythers, the CEBBH has a dual mission of 1) supporting research to develop, test, disseminate, and implement culturally responsive evidence-based behavioral health interventions in community settings; and 2) increasing access to high quality clinical care by directly training community-based clinicians and clinical supervisors in culturally responsive evidence-based interventions and assessment practices using principles of implementation science.About the Position:Dr. Esposito-Smythers will work with the successful applicant to manage a new SAMHSA-funded project conducted in collaboration with community mental health centers (Community Service Boards; CSBs) across Northern Virginia, who serve the uninsured, under-insured, and Medicaid-funded population. This project will use a mixed methods design to tailor and implement measurement-based care within the CSBs. Opportunities may also exist to conduct training and consultation in evidence-based behavioral health interventions for community-based clinicians and clinical supervisors. Interested applicants may also have the opportunity to accrue supervised clinical hours toward licensure.In collaboration with Dr. Esposito-Smythers and other faculty, the successful applicant will oversee and participate in the daily activities associated with the implementation of measurement-based care, including close consultation with and qualitative interviewing of community stakeholders, implementation of a measurement feedback system, and additional research activity (e.g., supervision of graduate research assistants, implementation of program evaluation, IRB protocol management, data analysis, and dissemination of findings to community stakeholders, and preparation of peer-reviewed publications and presentations). The applicant should demonstrate experience with and interest in evidence-based assessment/intervention and youth mental health, as well as a commitment to culturally responsive care. In a continuing effort to enrich GMU's academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, we strongly encourage applications from members of all groups underrepresented in higher education.The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will also benefit from engagement with multiple faculty associated with the Center for Evidence-Based Behavioral Health (CEBBH), which brings together a number of faculty in clinical psychology and other units who are focused on dissemination and implementation of culturally responsive evidence-based practices. CEBBH capitalizes on several years of close, collaborative work among faculty and community partners. With over 1,000 clinicians trained in evidence-based practices, multiple new grants supporting such work, and new college-supported infrastructure and space, CEBBH offers opportunities for engagement in and mentorship for research, training, supervision, community engagement, and administration.Required Qualifications:Individuals should have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology or a related field, and a strong interest in implementation science, mental health equity, and dissemination of evidence-based practices. Experience conducting evidence-based behavioral health interventions with youth and families is strongly preferred.Appointments will be made for one year, with the possibility of reappointment based on performance and funding. Start date is flexible, ranging from summer to early fall. Those interested in applying may direct questions to Christy Esposito-Smythers, Ph.D. (

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F876Az by April 3, 2023 at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter and a vita. As applicable, applicants should comment on their training and experience with evidence-based behavioral health interventions with youth and families, commitment to culturally responsive care, and any experience with implementation science research, including use of mixed methods designs. In addition, the names of three professional references should be submitted along with earliest potential start date. The search committee will begin reviewing applications after April 4, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Great Careers Begin at Mason!George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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