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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Debra Kaysen

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Kaysen, Debra
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Psyc: Behavioral Medicine
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
This is a full-time position for an initial two-year appointment.
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Applications and inquiries should be emailed to Cedra Wright (  Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
No. The expected base pay for this position is the Stanford University required minimum for all postdoctoral scholars appointed through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The FY25 minimum is $73,800.

The Trauma and Health Equity and Access Lab (Trauma-HEAL) is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar for a full-time, two-year appointment in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. This position will assist in the leadership of four clinical trials examining interventions for PTSD and related psychopathology in community settings, as well as working on other ongoing projects for data analysis and dissemination efforts. The key focus of these trials is extending the reach of our interventions to those who need them most. We are looking for fellows who seek a clinical science-oriented career and excel both at the provision and supervision of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy and research. The fellow will be supervised by Dr. Debra Kaysen.
The clinical trials examine treatment for PTSD among sexual and gender minorities, testing interventions for reducing PTSD and high risk drinking, and developing an integrated intervention for PTSD and opiate use disorder to be delivered in syringe service programs. All trials involve collaboration with other universities or non-profit partners.  
The fellowship will primarily involve helping coordinate these intervention outcome studies. The position includes training and consultation with supervisors, a potential for provision of direct clinical service to participants enrolled in trials, data management and statistical analysis, manuscript and presentation preparation, and assisting with grant preparation.

Required Qualifications: 
  • A doctoral degree or foreign equivalent in Clinical Psychology or a related field;
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills;
  • Experience conducting clinical research and data analysis;
  • Training in cognitive behavioral therapy for PTSD and/or substance use.

Prospective candidates must have completed all doctoral degree requirements prior to the start of postdoctoral employment.

Required Application Materials: 

• Cover letter describing your research interests
• Curriculum Vitae
• Three letters of recommendation
• A statement detailing how your research has supported underrepresented populations across dimensions of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, backgrounds, and interests. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Department’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.