Postdoctoral Training Program at the Yale Child Study Center

Research Training Program in Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders at the Yale Child Study Center

Our postdoctoral training program seeks to support the development of the next generation of translational researchers, who are committed to discovering disease-related genes, key environmental factors, biomarkers, and to developing novel treatments and preventive interventions in developmental neuroscience and psychiatry. We train scientists from both basic and the clinical sciences for independent careers as field leading investigators. A major focus of the training is to promote dialogue across disciplines and emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary teams. Trainees are typically funded for two years and are required to commit at least 90% of their time to research.

 During the fellowship, mentees train under internationally recognized principal investigators. It includes didactic work, participation in ongoing funded projects, and independent research. A central characteristic of the Program is its diversity and openness to all kinds of developmental scientists (we encourage applications from PhD or MD candidates from any area of specialty with relevance to Developmental Science and/or Developmental Psychopathology). Participating faculty are leading experts in typical development, psychopathology, cognitive neuroscience, neurobiology, genetics and public health.  We draw mentors from multiple departments at Yale including neurobiology, psychology, genetics, pediatrics, neurology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, and the uniquely multidisciplinary Child Study Center.

 New appointments typically being July 1 of each year. Applicants must be US citizens or hold a permanent U.S. Resident Visa (“Green Card”). Applicants must have their PhD or MD by July 1 for the start year to be considered for this training program.

 How to Apply:

Applications are due by December 1st for a July 1st start date, the following year.

Applications must include:

1) Statement of research interests and career goals (two pages total); 2) Curriculum Vita; 3) three letters of reference; 4) 1-3 writing samples, preferably from a peer reviewed manuscript (published or in press).

 Send Application materials electronically to Michael Crowley ( with the subject line: T32 Application

Letter writers should send materials electronically to, with the subject line: T32 Reference