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Seeking qualified applicants for the 2020-21 academic year.

The UNC Department of Psychiatry and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosts the only NIH-funded postdoctoral training program to train MD or PhD scientists in the pathophysiology of reproductive mood disorders (peripubertal, perinatal, premenstrual, and perimenopausal depression and anxiety). UNC-Chapel Hill represents an ideal setting for this program because it possesses a well-known collaborative infrastructure, a vibrant women’s mood disorder clinical program (which includes the first inpatient perinatal depression program in the country), and a critical mass of researchers in reproductive mood disorders.

The program’s emphasis is on training in pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie reproductive mood disorders. The trainees will develop mastery in the following: reproductive hormonal physiology and signaling; methods for manipulating the reproductive system; and clinical phenomenology of reproductive mood disorders. Additionally, trainees will develop expertise in one of three methodological training tracks: Neurosciences, Genetics, or Stress Physiology. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required.

Send your curriculum vitae and letter of interest to Susan Girdler, PhD, who is co-program director with David Rubinow, MD, at