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Postdoctoral Opportunities Available

The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, directed by David Mechanic, offers postdoctoral opportunities for research and training in mental health research. The National Institute of Mental Health provides funding for the program. Trainee stipends range from $37,368 to $51,552 per year, depending on years since completing of the doctorate.

The major foci of the program are mental health services research and psychosocial factors in mental health and illness. Participating disciplines include sociology, psychology, psychiatry, history, economics, anthropology, public policy, and social work. Two-year appointments starting June 2011 are available. Further information on the Institute and training program faculty is available at:

The program seeks to promote diverse approaches to mental health research and encourages applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in mental health services research and from persons with disabilities who can bring varying perspectives to mental health issues.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2011 and should send a CV, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference by April 1, 2011. Only citizens, non-citizen nationals, or persons lawfully admitted for permanent residence are eligible for these positions. For further information, write or email:

Allan Horwitz
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
112 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901