Pediatric Psychology Fellowship

Psychology fellow with patient

Come explore a variety of postdoctoral training opportunities available in the Department of Psychology. Our aim is to provide a superb training experience to future leaders in pediatric psychology in the provision of clinical service and research.

As a fellow, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the unique St. Jude patient population. Our patients include childhood cancer survivors as well as children with cancer, sickle cell disease and other hematological disorders, and infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS. Fellows receive clinical training in assessment and intervention with infants through young adults.

The fellowship is designed to be flexible to suit the interests and professional goals of each trainee, with a focus on both clinical and research activities. Fellows enjoy excellent support and benefits, with a competitive salary consistent with NIH fellowship guidelines. St. Jude also offers a close-knit, collaborative environment, outstanding mentorship and superb resources.

Find Open Positions

We are offering 1-year or 2-year fellowship positions with flexibility in the balance of clinical and research responsibilities (i.e., ranging from primarily clinical to research only positions).

Available research opportunity areas:

  1. Pain and the use of e/mHealth tools and interventions in pediatric oncology patients and survivors
  2. Coping and adjustment in children with cancer
  3. Health-related quality of life in pediatric cancer survivors

Psychology Research Areas

For those desiring licensure, positions 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 and the University of Memphis, Department of Psychology. 

About St. Jude

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a premier center for research and treatment of life-threatening 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.

Requirements

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

Application to  include:

  1. A letter of interest describing training experiences, professional goals, desired fellowship experiences, and any relevant previous background or training
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Three letters of reference

Please submit application materials directly to Jerlym S. Porter, PhD, MPH at jerlym.porter@stjude.org.

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.

 

Questions?

Please read our frequently asked questions, or contact Jerlym Porter, PhD at jerlym.porter@stjude.org.

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.