Postdoctoral Opportunity in Clinical and Epidemiological Research on War-related Traumatic Stress

Description: The Boston VA Research Institute (BVARI) at the Boston VA Healthcare System is offering a postdoctoral research position under the direction of Brett Litz, Ph.D. The position entails involvement in studies related to the prevention and treatment of PTSD in the military and the VA, longitudinal predictors of risk and resilience among deployed service members, and the evaluation of mediators and moderators of treatment response among service members treated for PTSD. Responsibilities include project management, research assistant mentorship, generating and testing hypotheses using various datasets, presentation and manuscript preparation, and grant preparation and writing. Clinical hours and supervision for licensure is available for applicants with clinical/counseling psychology degrees. Salary is highly competitive and includes benefits.

Requirements: A doctoral degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or public health is preferred. Graduate degrees in related disciplines with relevant experience will also be considered. Strong academic and research interests are preferred. Applicants should have some experience and demonstrated interest in the study of any of the following: PTSD, military trauma, grief, moral injury, longitudinal data analysis, epidemiology, clinical trials, and early intervention.

Anticipated start: August 2018

Duration: Two years, with possibility of extension.

To Apply: Curriculum vitae with accompanying cover letter describing research interests and career goals should be sent electronically to (research assistant). In addition, please email two letters of recommendation to Dr. Litz.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be reviewed until the position is filled or by February 1, 2017 at the latest.

For further information, you may also email directly, Brett Litz, Ph.D. at or Julie Yeterian, Ph.D. at

This position will be funded through the Boston VA Research Institute (BVARI) whose mission is to promote and to support the medical research and education activities of the VA Boston Healthcare System and to advance the well being of veterans and the general public by these endeavors.  BVARI is a non-profit, tax-exempt institute. We are an equal opportunity employer.