Postdoctoral Fellowships in Pediatric Psychology

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.

Openings are available in the following research areas:

(1) health behavior in cancer survivors with Dr. James Klosky

(2) health promotion and adherence across pediatric oncology, HIV, and sickle cell disease populations with Dr. Lisa Ingerski

(3) coping, adjustment, resilience, and psychological growth with Dr. Sean Phipps

(4) health promotion and transition to adult care in sickle cell disease with Dr. Jerlym Porter

Clinical populations served include infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer, sickle cell disease and other hematological disorders, and HIV/AIDS. All positions emphasize clinical investigation and offer supervised clinical hours for those desiring licensure. St. Jude is a recognized APPIC member ( Opportunities for collaborations are available with the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and the University of Memphis, Department of Psychology. Salary is competitive and consistent with NIH fellowship guidelines.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 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.

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A PhD or PsyD in clinical, counseling, or school psychology from an APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral program is required.

Completed online applications are requested by January 1, 2015; however applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

To apply, please send the following:

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Please contact us with questions.

Valerie Crabtree, PhD
Director of Clinical Services and Training
Department of Psychology
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Mail Stop 101
Memphis, TN  38105-3678

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.