Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Suicide Prevention Research

The URMC Department of Psychiatry Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide (CSPS) seeks applicants for research training fellowships in suicide prevention across the life span. Suicide and attempted suicide are major public health problems, but currently there are few researchers devoted to their study.

This fellowship, supported by a National Research Service Award grant from NIMH, is designed for individuals aspiring to academic research careers that focus on:

  • Investigating risk factors associated with suicidal behavior developing new approaches for preventing suicide or attempted suicide
  • Developing and testing clinical interventions with higher risk clinical or community populations
  • Evaluating ongoing efforts to reduce the mortality and morbidity associated with suicide and attempted suicide, and their antecedents.

Positions are available for up to three years. Core areas of skill development include:

  • Psychopathology and psychosocial
  • Research across the lifespan research design and methods
  • Biostatistics
  • Grant writing and writing for publication and the ethics of research.

The Department of Psychiatry is a vibrant, multidisciplinary research environment that vigorously supports academic development. We have sponsored and supported research training for two decades, and our mentoring and research support infrastructure has successfully fostered the careers of many NIH-funded investigators.

In order to be eligible for NIH training programs, one must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Trainees with backgrounds in psychiatry or other relevant medical specialties, nursing, psychology, social work, or public health are best suited to this training program. Applications require submission of a c.v., statement of career goals and interests, and three letters of recommendation by individuals familiar with the candidate’s academic performance. Members of under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please address inquiries to Dr. Conwell at the address below.

Contact Information

Yeates Conwell, MD
Department of Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center
300 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14642-8409
(585) 275-6739

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