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Predoctoral Interns & Postdoctoral Fellows

We are currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow. Read below to learn more about the training and accomplishments of current and past lab predoctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows!

Opportunities exist each year for trainees interested in completing their predoctoral internship and/or post-doctoral fellowship with us. Interns and post-doctoral fellows receive weekly one-on-one mentorship meetings. We are able to serve as research mentors to predoctoral interns through the CBT Track and Child Track of the Mass General Internship in Clinical Psychology. Often, interns stay on as post-doctoral fellows, but we also welcome external applications for post-doctoral positions. Multiple mechanisms are available to support post-doctoral research fellows working with us. These include several T32 training programs within Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the broader Harvard system; mentored post-doctoral research grants (e.g., NIMH F32s and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention post-doctoral fellowships); and in some years we can support post-doctoral fellows through our active grants. Individuals who match with us for internship are also eligible to apply for a post-doctoral position in our lab through endowed fellowships (and grants to support their research) available at Harvard Medical School.


Individuals who match at MGH for internship and pursue their year-long research placement with us, as well as post-doctoral fellows in our lab, have multiple research and professional development opportunities tailored to their interests and career stage. These include producing publications within our group (e.g., with grant data and clinical unit data), and training on grant-writing, most often through the preparation of a mentored post-doctoral grant application (e.g., F32s or K-series grants). Opportunities may exist to include measures of interest in ongoing research projects. These opportunities are guided by a general long-term roadmap developed for each trainee and projecting into their early career faculty years. For post-doctoral fellows, this often involves a proximal goal of a K-series grant, with continued guidance towards the long-term objective of obtaining R01-level funding.

Postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented backgrounds in science, as specified by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), may be eligible to apply for an NIMH-funded Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research. Trainees will receive mentorship in the application for this grant, which, if awarded, will provide specific training and research opportunities.


From their time in our lab, our interns and post-doctoral fellows have published 1st author papers in such journals as JAMA Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Clinical Psychological Science, and Translational Psychiatry. They have also been awarded grants to support their work from the National Institutes of Health (F32s, K23s, R-series grants), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Klingenstein Foundation, and the American Psychological Foundation among others. Our mentees have gone on to secure faculty placements at R1 institutions and a leading liberal arts college. We continue to be an active resource for our mentees in all aspects of their professional development as they progress in their faculty careers.

A full list of our former interns and post-doctoral fellows and their subsequent positions is available on our team page.

Training Opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows

Please email Drs. Richard Liu and Taylor Burke in advance of preparing an application for these opportunities!

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Training Program (T32) in Suicide Prevention Research

For more information about this training opportunity, please email Dr. Richard Liu or Dr. Taylor Burke.

Lab-funded Postdoctoral Training

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