Causes and Prevention of Anxiety and Related Forms of Psychopathology

The FSU Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship provides a two-year fellowship with a possible one year extension. Fellowships will provide nationally competitive salary and fringe along with a $20K budget for training-related expenses. Fellows will be selected based on their track record and potential synergy with a Research Mentor. If you are interested in applying, or would like more information about the program, please contact Debra Ann Fadool at

The ABHC is offering a Postdoctoral Opportunity in Causes and Prevention of Anxiety and Related Forms of Psychopathology. We have a diverse lab largely focused on identification and amelioration of causal risk factors for psychopathology. The primary forms of psychopathology include anxiety and related conditions such as OC-spectrum conditions as well as addictive behaviors (smoking, cannabis). In addition, a more recent focus has been on suicidal behavior and gun violence. Our laboratory uses a range of techniques that includes EEG, hormonal and genetic analyses. We also utilize biological and behavioral stress paradigms including CO2 challenge, shooting simulation, and virtual reality.  In recent years, our interventions have focused on the use of brief, cognitive behavioral and cognitive bias modification paradigms primarily delivered using technology such as web applications. At this point, we have developed close to a dozen different interventions focused on risk constructs such as anxiety sensitivity, intolerance of uncertainty, perceived burdensomeness, and thwarted belongingness.

A postdoctoral scholar will have the opportunity to develop a flexible line of work in one or more of our existing areas. Complementary work with us and our many collaborators within and outside the university can be coordinated.