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The Department of Psychology, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, is soliciting applications for postdoctoral fellowships with an emphasis on children with cancer, hematological disorders including sickle cell disease, and infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS) and childhood cancer survivors. The primary goal of the fellowship program is to rigorously train future pediatric psychologists in the provision of clinical service and research with pediatric patients with cancer, hematological disorders, and HIV/AIDS. Multiple clinical investigator postdoctoral positions in pediatric psychology are available: This is a 2-year commitment with a focus on both clinical and research activities. Flexibility may be given to fellows with regard to balance of clinical and research responsibilities. Fellows receive clinical training in assessment and intervention with infants through young adults. Currently active research areas include:
(1) stress and coping in a childhood cancer population;
(2) health promotion interventions including smoking prevention/cessation for children with cancer and their families;
(3) behaviorally based cancer prevention and control initiatives with childhood cancer survivors;
(4) health promotion and adherence;
(5) transition from pediatric to adult care in patients with sickle cell disease;
(6) sleep disturbance in pediatric oncology patients.
All positions emphasize clinical investigation and offer supervised clinical hours for those desiring licensure. St. Jude is a recognized APPIC member (www.appic.org).
Opportunities for collaborations are available with the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and the University of Memphis, Department of Psychology. A separate pediatric neuropsychology fellowship is available. Information about the neuropsychology fellowship may be obtained from: www.stjude.org/psychology/training/neuropsych.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is a premier center for research and treatment of potentially fatal childhood diseases, including cancer and certain blood, genetic, and immunodeficiency disorders. The hospital's mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude is dedicated to providing unsurpassed patient care and to advancing the health of children through biomedical research.
Salary is competitive and consistent with NIH fellowship guidelines. The online application and position postings are available at this link: Psychology Positions. Select the Psychology button to view the postings and then register as a new user to apply”.In addition, please send 3-4 letters of recommendation (including graduate program training director verifying date doctoral requirements will be met, and internship director) via email to PsychPostdoc@stjude.org:
An official transcript should also be mailed to:
Valerie Crabtree, PhD
Director of Clinical Services and Training
Department of Psychology
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Mail Stop 740
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
Please go to www.stjude.org/psychology/training for additional details, FAQ’s, application procedures, and faculty mentor information.
Completed applications are requested by January 15, 2013; however applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. Candidates receiving offers of employment will be subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks.