The Northwestern University Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment (ADAPT) program is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellow.

  • We are looking for someone with research interests in psychosis risk syndromes.
  • Prior psychosis research and assessment experience is welcomed but not required- roots in rigorous psychopathology research training are the priority.

Currently we are running a number of protocols with typically developing, prodromal syndrome and early psychosis populations focusing on biomarker, treatment, and scale development. Join our team and be involved with collecting and writing up data from any and all of these great and innovative multimodal studies.  Please see our website for more details:

The successful applicant will join Vijay Mittal and an active research team and will be responsible for designing experiments, analyzing and processing data, and publishing findings. There will also be ample opportunities for advanced training (Northwestern has a number of in-depth training opportunities, covering a range of methodological and quantitative methods), new collaborations (benefit from a number of active ADAPT lab collaborations), building mentorship experience (learning to direct and supervise research and career development for graduate students), and developing an independent research program (including learning to write and lead your own grants).  Significant attention will be placed on career development (e.g., regular conference attendance/participation, training in grant writing, peer review, mentorship, teaching, presentations/job-talks etc.)  This is an ideal position for someone interested in preparing for a tenure-track job.

For questions or to submit and application, please contact Vijay Mittal (  Applicants should send a C.V., brief letter describing interests and prior experience and two publications (that best reflect contributions of the candidate).  Salary is based on the NIMH Post-doctoral scale, and funding is available for up to two-years (appointments are for one year, but renewable for two years, based on progress/merit).  There is a flexible start date (from March 2020- July/August 2020) and review of applications will begin immediately!