Mount Sinai Careers


New York, New York

Job Description

The postdoctoral Fellow will work with the Galynker Suicide Research Lab on suicide assessment and prevention research. Fellow will join ongoing studies and conduct comprehensive, multi-informant and multimodal assessments of suicidal individuals. Fellow will also participate in the development of new and innovative suicide prevention methods within the ZEROSUICIDE framework, as well as in the discovery of imaging biomarkers for suicidal behavior. In addition, he/she will assist with statistical analyses, writing manuscripts for publication, and preparing grant applications. Finally, the Fellow also coordinates data collection at one or more study sites, supervises research assistants, and manages day to day site research activities.

Duties and Responsibilities
(in order of importance and/or frequency)

• Contributes to the development of grant applications, research protocols, multi-disciplinary partnerships, and novel project ideas.
• Implements research studies and quality improvement projects.
• Assists with the preparation of manuscripts, data for presentations at scientific meetings, and for publication in journals.
• Conducts analyses in SPSS (preferred) or similar software packages.
• Works in multidisciplinary team, and develops and maintains positive relationships with co-workers and collaborators.
• Adapts to a wide variety of job tasks and projects, with the ability to survey literature efficiently and apply empirical findings appropriately.
• Recruitment, screening and consent activities
• Medical record data extraction
• Conducting study-specific interviews
• Prospective and retrospective data collection, analysis, interpretation and quality review
• Manuscript preparation and professional presentations
• Supervision of research assistants and students
• Attendance and delivery of presentations at professional conferences
• Oversees study site activities to assure fidelity/adherence to study protocols.
• Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information.
• Attends research staff meetings, study-related conference calls.
• Attends weekly supervision.