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Brandt Center Director of Research and Academic Affairs

Rutgers Health
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Closing date
Dec 15, 2023

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Rutgers Health



Rutgers Brandt Center Director of Research and Academic Affairs

The Departments of Psychiatry at the Rutgers University Schools of Medicine, in collaboration with the University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) and RWJBarnabas Health, are recruiting a leading researcher for the position of Brandt Center Director of Research and Academic Affairs. The inaugural director will have a unique opportunity to redefine the standard of care for anxiety, depression, addiction, and other mental health disorders in the 21st century for the broad population of adolescents and young adults treated by the Rutgers Health system while advancing his or her own portfolio of research and scholarship.

The ideal candidate will be an established leader in behavioral health research with a focus on youth and young adults. The candidate should have strong externally funded research and be prepared to develop a basic and/or clinical research program to address the needs of this specific population across the Rutgers Health system. Candidates must also have prior experience in designing and conducting research engaging diverse patient populations. The candidate should be a leader who can coordinate multi-disciplinary research in this field among Rutgers faculty, connect research to clinical care provided at the Brandt Center as well as throughout the Rutgers Health system, and develop new research opportunities.  Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree, academic achievement that supports appointment as a Professor with tenure, and demonstrated ability to lead an independent NIH-funded research program.

The Marlene and Barry Brandt Behavioral Health Treatment Center and Residence will be part of the extensive University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) network. Established in 1971, UBHC offers a full continuum of academic-based, behavioral health and addiction services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors throughout New Jersey. Through its hospital clinics, outpatient services, and inpatient programs, UBHC serves a diverse population of over 4,000 adolescents/young adults annually. Additionally, UBHC is currently providing embedded clinical services in over 220 schools across New Jersey spread across 41 districts and 11 counties, a number that is quickly growing.

The Marlene and Barry Brandt Behavioral Health Treatment Center and Residence, the newest part of this system, will provide world-class treatment in a homelike atmosphere for adolescents and young adults who are facing the challenges associated with anxiety, depression, addiction, and other mental health disorders. The center will serve families in New Jersey and neighboring states who are searching for a concierge- level program with nationally recognized academic, medical, and community resources at its disposal. The center will comprise two buildings that provide residences and clinical treatment for up to 16 clients, as well as daily ambulatory treatment for youth in the surrounding community. The site for the center is on the George H. Cook campus of Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The Brandt Center’s best-in-class staff and proximity to the unmatched resources of Rutgers will enable collaboration between clients, families, and caregivers.  This approach takes into account evidence-based medicine, psychotherapy, exercise, diet, and overall wellness, resulting in comprehensive recovery plans.

The start-up package for this position will include salary; relocation expenses for a New Jersey-based home, laboratory, and office; and start-up funding and support to recruit a cadre of additional clinical and research faculty.

To be considered for this position, applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and a brief statement of research accomplishments and plans to search committee chair, Dr. Danielle Dick (

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