NIH Post-baccalaureate Research Opportunity in Computational Psychiatry

An exciting employment opportunity for graduating seniors interested in careers in medicine, psychology, or neuroscience:

Section of Clinical and Computational Psychiatry (COMP-Ψ) at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is recruiting applicants for a two-year, paid Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowship with employment beginning in June 2021. This group was formerly called the Mood Brain and Development Unit (MBDU).

COMP-Ψ conducts research using fMRI and MEG data to study pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of childhood mental illnesses, with an emphasis on major depressive disorder in children and adolescents.  IRTA Fellows are involved in all aspects of the clinical research process, including analyzing data and interacting with patients.

They request that interested applicants complete the following application: and send an updated resume or CV and unofficial transcript to Payton Fors at

They are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will not accept any applications after midnight December 13, 2020.

Applicants should also complete the NIH’s universal IRTA application found at by January 15, 2021 to be considered for this position.


By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach