Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • A post-doctoral fellowship position is available for a psychologist or social worker within the Psychosocial Division at the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai (AIMS). Mount Sinai provides an excellent training opportunity with a dynamic and highly interactive environment. 

    The Psychosocial Division focuses on the development and implementation of behavioral treatment protocols that utilize knowledge from advancements in basic and neuroscience to create behavioral substance use disorder interventions and measures that revolutionize practice. Additionally, given substance use has often led to debilitated functioning in multiple areas of life, research also includes changes in environment to assist in reducing patients' psychiatric symptoms and substance use. In this respect, substance use and symptoms are seen as being maintained in part by the reinforcing properties of their subjective effects, social rewards, physical sensations, and dependence inducing qualities and are reduced if other competing reinforces are maximized in the environment such as satisfying work, increased valued community roles, housing stability, improved social relationships, and improved socioeconomic status. 

    We recognize that adoption of empirically based treatments and patient adherence/attrition have been significant problems undercutting addiction treatment efficacy. In developing behavioral treatments that utilize new advancements within the field, research also targets gaps within treatment service delivery systems and takes into account patient/staff centered research to optimize outcomes assisting patients in reaching the highest level of functioning while also creating systems that promote provider empirically based treatment adoption/satisfaction. 

    The Psychosocial Division has a strong collaborative team with wide-ranging research interests and experience. Candidates should have demonstrated theoretical background and skills in behavioral treatment approaches and an ability to develop experimental procedures independently. Experience in translational behavioral treatment development research is desirable. Data management and statistical analysis knowledge is an advantage. Strong motivation for research and work ethic is important, as well as good organizational, written and communication skills.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    The successful candidate will be responsible for developing behavioral treatment projects following the Division’s mission and assist in the grant submission process. They will contribute to the collection, maintenance, and analyses of datasets. The candidate will work in a team environment to achieve common research goals, interact closely with laboratory assistants and graduate students, present their work regularly at internal forums, and write publications. 

  • Experience:
    3 years.

    Licensing Requirements:
    Licensed Clinical Psychologist or Social Worker.

    Computer and General Skills:
    Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and statistical software programs. 
    Strong English verbal and written communication skills.

    SCR/SEL certification required: NO.
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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