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General Postdoctoral Fellowship Questions

  1. Clinical track positions are available each year. The two-year clinical-research and research track positions rotate in availability. Fellows in these positions are paired with faculty members based on fit with primary research interests. Therefore, whether a position is available for the year you apply depends upon whether the position is vacant or held currently by a 1st or 2nd year fellow.

  2. Yes, you may initiate contact to introduce yourself and express your interest, but otherwise must follow the application guidelines. 

  3. Unfortunately, we currently do not have funding for part-time postdoctoral positions.

  4. Yes.  Please see the Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellowship.

  5. Online application is required by our institution. Applications and supporting materials will not be accepted until the positions are posted via the website.

  6. Yes, protected time is available for all fellows.

  7. Yes, St. Jude is a non-profit organization with a mission to support access to care for underserved populations. Through the support of Academic Programs, assistance with writing and submitting the required application to participate in the loan repayment program is offered to postdoctoral fellows.

    • Salary is above NIH postdoctoral guidelines and is set in accordance with other clinical (medical) fellows. 
    • St. Jude offers comprehensive health care and dental plans (St. Jude covers the cost of the premium of the health care plan for the employee). 
    • 403B retirement plan with institutional contributions
    • Relocation assistance
    • Annual professional discretionary account (may be used for conference presentation travel, purchase of books, journal subscriptions, and professional dues).
  8. The state of Tennessee requires 1900 hours of supervised postdoctoral training for full licensure. Presently, our recognized APPIC member status exempts our psychology fellows from having to obtain provisional licensure prior to having patient contact, which previously was required by the state of Tennessee. Fellows can apply for provisional licensure if they choose; however, the Board requires all 1900 hours be obtained within 1 year of the provisional license and the EPPP exam be taken and passed in that year period. For those who apply for provisional licensure, only the hours obtained during the specified license period count toward the 1900 hour requirement.  

    For additional information, visit the Tennessee Board of Examiners in Psychology website.

  9. The start date is somewhat flexible, dependent upon completion of degree requirements and initiation of the Tennessee licensure process. We ideally target either a mid-July, mid-August, or mid-September start subsequent to the anticipated completion of predoctoral internship and/or dissertation defense. The start date also is determined upon which date the currently filled position will become vacated.

  10. While the close of applications is December 1, applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Candidates will be invited to interview individually. The interviews will be conducted virtually.  We will be adhering to the Common Hold Date, February 27, 2023.