Postdoc Opportunity

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Perinatal Mental Health and Psychotherapy

The IDCRC is one of the leading centers in the world for the study of perinatal mental illness and its treatment.  The fellow will assist on a variety of ongoing studies, including one funded by NIMH aimed at preventing postpartum depression in at risk pregnant women.  A second study funded by the Veterans Administration Office of Rural Health offers online treatment of postpartum depression among female veterans.  A third project is a long-term follow-up of women and offspring who were exposed to serious flooding in Iowa while the child was in utero.  This project has been funded by NIMH and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.  Each of these projects and others offer opportunities for learning and for publication of study findings.  Additionally, there will be opportunities to work with pregnant and postpartum women in the Women’s Wellness and Counseling Service, which is overseen by Dr. Scott Stuart, M.D. and located adjacent to the outpatient clinic of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  Fellow responsibilities include partnering with the Center directors (Drs. Michael O’Hara and Scott Stuart) in supervising staff and graduate and undergraduate students as well as overseeing data collection for the several ongoing projects.  

The strongest candidates will have a clinical science background, strong quantitative skills, and an interest in developing an academic career in perinatal mental health.

Salary is $42,840 ($3,570 monthly) for two calendar years.  Start date is flexible.

Interested applicants can apply at

Please contact Michael O'Hara for any questions.

Michael W. O'Hara
Professor and Starch Faculty Fellow
Director of Clinical Training
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
11 Seashore Hall E
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-335-2460 (voice)
319-335-0191 (fax)

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