Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
October 13, 2023
5510 Nathan Shock Drive, Baltimore, MD
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Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Behavioral Medicine announces a postdoctoral training position in behavioral sleep medicine and behavioral weight loss. We are accepting applications for a one-year clinical research fellowship with the possibility of an additional year as needed. Immediate openings are available.

This position will involve working on an NIH funded clinical trial of behavioral weight loss in breast cancer survivors with insomnia. The candidate will gain experience delivering manualized CBT for insomnia and running large scale clinical research projects. Fellows will also have the opportunity to gain clinical experience in the Johns Hopkins Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic. The fellowship is accredited by the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

The primary goal of the fellowship is to provide requisite training for certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, provide supervised hours for state licensure in psychology, and prepare fellows for a career in academic behavioral sleep medicine. Each fellow will be collaboratively mentored by Behavioral Sleep Medicine faculty. Development of manuscripts from archival data and submitting pilot and/or career development grant applications is expected. Additional training in Obesity Behavioral Medicine is provided, including possibility for a second-year obesity rotation.

Fellows will participate in a weekly sleep medicine seminar with Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Neurology sleep medicine fellows. The Johns Hopkins Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Bayview Medical Center is part of the Division of Behavioral Medicine and is closely aligned with the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Centers at the Bayview Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong clinical research interests and potential. To be considered, applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or PsyD in Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program by the time the fellowship starts.  The position includes medical benefits.  To apply, please email a brief (one page) cover letter describing:

1) Your BSM and / or relevant clinical experience

2) Your career goals

3) When your doctoral degree was or is expected to be conferred

Please include: a copy of your CV as soon as possible and then arrange to have graduate school transcript(s), and two letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors who comment on your clinical strengths and weaknesses. Applicants may also send a copy of a manuscript in submission, in press, or published (optional).  Successful applicants must demonstrate strong clinical skills in health psychology / behavioral medicine or training in cognitive-behavior therapy. Specific pre-doctoral experience in BSM is a plus. We especially encourage applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups. Johns Hopkins is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer.  Send (email) all application materials to:

Michael T. Smith, PhD, DBBSM, FSBSM

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology

Director, Division of Behavioral Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview

5510 Nathan Shock Drive, STE 100

Baltimore, MD 21224

Please note that the Behavioral Medicine Division has multiple open training opportunities in behavioral sleep medicine.  In addition to this opening, we have a research project in traumatic brain injury as well as a purely clinical track opening.  Please consider the opportunity that best matches your interests and reach out Dr. Smith for more information.

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