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Fully Funded Postdoctoral Research Training Program: Developmental Psychopathology, Psychobiology, and Behavior

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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

A combined effort (Departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus along with Departments of Psychology & Social Work at the University of Denver, University of Colorado Boulder, and Colorado State University) offers postdoctoral research training for MDs and PhDs for research careers in developmental psychobiology, with special emphasis on the development of maladaptive behavior. This multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional translational program has a long history of involvement in developmental research. The Developmental Psychobiology Research Group (DPRG) includes researchers with productive career involvement as independent investigators of developmental research techniques, some of which are technologically unique. Subject populations have ranged from humans through murine to tissue culture models. Addressing problems with clinical relevance are continually in the forefront of this translational program.

A two-year training program is offered, which includes a Core Curriculum to be completed by all trainees, seminar participation, and individual research in one or more faculty laboratories. Research training organizes around the identification, causes, natural progression, and treatment of developmental psychopathology. A particular emphasis of training is the development of multispecialty collaborations allowing for synergistic basic and clinical approaches to research. Training options are available in basic and molecular, biomarkers, genetics, neuroimaging, epidemiology, phenomenology, treatment, and intervention sciences for a variety of developmental psychiatric disorders including ADHD, aggression, conduct disorder, anxiety, autism, bipolar, depression, schizophrenia, and substance use disorder. A variety of vulnerable and minority populations-including pregnant women, children in foster care, children with co-morbid medical illnesses, Native American/Alaskan Native, and Hispanic participants of varying ages, including infants through young adults and expectant mothers, participate in our research. Training for transition to research independence, including manuscript preparation and grant submission, are an emphasis of this program.

Stipend/Support: Levels of support will be consistent with stipends supplied by and subject to change by NIH (Levels determined by years of relevant postdoctoral experience). Please see the DPRG website for more information about eligibility and learn how to apply. Please send questions via email to Angel Tran at:

Application Deadline: 12/1/2023

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical campus (Lead)
Colorado State University
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Denver

Program Materials:
 • Postdoc Website this link takes you to a different website

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
STEM Fields

Child Psychiatry
Developmental Psychology

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)

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