Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies (PATSS)

Weill Cornell Medicine's Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies (PATSS) is seeking a fulltime postdoctoral fellow to start immediately and/or for the 2023-2024 academic cycle. Postdoctoral fellows will participate in clinical and research endeavors targeting survivors of trauma, which may include populations such as healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients, MST survivors, active-duty service members, veterans and their family members, and other trauma populations, including burn and World Trade Center survivors.

Training will be provided in state-of-the art-clinical assessment and treatment of trauma-related diagnoses distance technologies for the provision of treatment and virtual reality simulations in the treatment of trauma. Responsibilities include conducting assessments, providing evidence-based treatments, serving as project coordinator, aiding in recruitment, and other clinical and administrative roles. The individual will be an integral member of a vibrant trauma program.

Job Requirements

Applicants should have the following qualifications: 1) doctorate from an APA-accredited doctoral program; 2) completion of an APA-accredited internship; 3) eligible for a New York State limited permit or have a New York State psychology license; 4) demonstrated interest in trauma. Interest in CBT, PTSD, and trauma treatment is preferred, as is a strong background in clinical research (scientist-practitioner). We anticipate hiring 1-2 postdoctoral fellows.

Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research, and education. We welcome applications from candidates who share our commitment to fostering a culture of fairness, equity, and belonging. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.


Minimum stipend: $58,500
Maximum stipend: $66,538

Weill Cornell Medicine provides the above salary range in compliance with the New York City law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range listed is for full‐time employment not including bonuses, clinical incentive compensation, or benefits. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors including but not limited to internal equity, specialty, training, and hospital/community needs.

 The above salary range for New York City based roles represents WCM’s good faith and reasonable estimate of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Eligible candidates should:

  • Apply by emailing the following materials to Research Coordinator Olivia Baryluk:
    • Cover letter
    • CV (with references)
    • Two letters of recommendation

 Applications will be considered for an immediate start date and/or the 2023-2024 academic cycle.


JoAnn Difede, PhD
Director, Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies Weill Cornell Medicine
525 East 68th Street, Box 200
New York, NY 10065


JoAnn Difede, Ph.D.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs 1300 York Ave, Suite A-139 New York, NY 10065 Phone: