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Psychiatrists and Psychologists for Division of Mood Disorders

Job Number: 529447
Categories: Faculty / Physician
Dallas, TX

Department: Psychiatry
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychiatry Mood Disorders, is actively recruiting full-time Psychiatrists and Psychologists to provide mental health services for patients in our clinical research programs. This is an open rank position; academic rank of appointment will be commensurate with experience.        

The UT Southwestern Center for Depression and Clinical Care (CDRCC), under the leadership of Madhukar H. Trivedi, MD, has been at the forefront of developing treatment standards for depression and bipolar disorder. In addition to examining novel treatment strategies and improving outcomes with the use of systematic, measurement-based care, the CDRCC led the largest study to date examining appropriate treatment sequences for depression.  For more than two decades we have researched new models to improve depression treatments, and using that knowledge, we now reach out beyond UT Southwestern (UTSW) to improve the lives of people suffering with depression and mood disorders. The CDRCC continues to develop new clinical programs and cutting-edge research to improve the lives of people living with depression and mood disorders.  With the implementation and creation of both our existing and new programs, we aim to boost routine screenings; expand treatments beyond medications, therapy, or TMS; and facilitate communication between primary care and mental health professionals both to increase awareness and prevent depression. 

The Instructor’s responsibilities may include the following:
• Lead the basic science and clinical science related laboratory projects led by Madhukar H. Trivedi, MD, and help build new state-of-the-art technologies for screening biomarkers as predictive, mediating, moderating, and treatment outcome markers for psychiatry research.

• Teach students and research technicians of all levels, from high school to medical school, basic science and implementation and management of scientific methods and protocols. Lead the basic science research laboratory of Madhukar H. Trivedi and manage the associated research technicians. Manage the CDRCC biospecimen repository. Oversee research laboratory procedures/projects that include molecular biology techniques, cell culture analysis, ELISA and western blotting, stem cell line projects, fibroblast culturing from punch biopsies, post-mortem tissue brain projects, and EMBARC experiments.

• Serve as the CDRCC lead for genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and other scientific related projects in terms of scientific knowledge, developing novel methods, establishing protocols, and managing data. Develop scientific ideas that will lead to intramural or extramural funding for future scientific pursuit.

• Develop and manage scientific collaborations within UTSW and across the nation to enhance the CDRCC’s scientific pursuits.

• Lead the CDRCC biospecimen repository and manage the ongoing research and experiment processes. Develop standard operating procedures and protocols for the clinical trials.

 REQUIREMENTS:   PhD:  Candidate must hold a PhD in Biochemistry.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, and names and contact information of three references to:   

Taryn Mayes  
Research Program Manager   
Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care   
UT Southwestern Medical Center   
5323 Harry Hines Blvd   
Dallas, TX 75390-9119       

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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