Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology
Job Description: Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology, invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral researcher who will work on an ongoing NINR-funded longitudinal study of adolescents and young adults with spina bifida (the Chicago Health Adolescent Transition Study; CHATS). This study will identify potential targets and mechanisms for effective self-management and adherence interventions that will improve psychosocial functioning and reduce the high rates of health complications associated with poor self-management in spina bifida. In addition, a focus on self-management in late adolescence and young adulthood allows for a rigorous examination of the transition from pediatric to adult health care, which is often associated with poor self-management, higher rates of costly medical outcomes, and poor quality of life. The position is a two-year fellowship, beginning July-September 2019; the start date is negotiable. Training will occur at the Lake Shore Campus of LUC and is embedded within our highly collaborative APA-accredited PhD program in Clinical Psychology. The post-doctoral fellow would be part of a 15 person research team that meets weekly and includes 5 graduate students in Clinical Psychology and 10 undergraduate-level research assistants. Responsibilities would include manuscript preparation, data analyses, preparation of grants, drafting progress reports to NIH, conference presentations, and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students. Mentoring in research skills to be provided by the PI (Grayson Holmbeck, PhD). Clinical hours for state licensure may be accrued through direct care at the university counseling center and supervisory activities within the clinical psychology graduate program. Opportunities are also available to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Qualifications: Requirements for the position include a PhD in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program and an APA-accredited pre-doctoral clinical internship (preferably in pediatric or clinical child psychology), with all PhD requirements completed by the start date (September 1, 2019, at the latest). Ideal candidates would have background in at least some of the following: pediatric psychology, clinical child psychology, adolescent and emerging adult development, self-management and/or the transition to adult health care in pediatric populations, family relationships, peer relationships, neuropsychological assessment, longitudinal research, and data analyses. Having extensive experience with hierarchical linear modeling data analyses is particularly desirable.
Job Category: University Faculty