POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

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POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Boston University

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University is pleased to announce the availability of two Fellowship positions available in January, 2019.

Purpose of the fellowship:

  • To provide advanced research training and research experience to highly qualified individuals who have a doctorate in a related field.
  • To provide advanced research training and experience in an established Center conducting research in the area of mental health and psychiatric rehabilitation.
  • To expose Fellows to a wide variety of ongoing research projects and methodologies.
  • To enable Fellows to pursue their own line of research with a focus on improving the lives of individuals with psychiatric disabilities/mental illness through employment.

Fellows’ Responsibilities:

  • Participating in a 2-year research training experience in psychiatric vocational rehabilitation.
  • Participating in an intensive research practicum that involves mentoring.
  • Participating in the design and implementation of an independent study in the area of employment research or career development for individuals with psychiatric disabilities, including the educational and career success of individuals with early psychosis or experiencing an interruption in their college education due to a psychiatric condition.
  • Fellows are mentored and encouraged to produce scholarly publications and presentations to professional groups.
  • Fellows are supported to travel to national conferences to present their work.
  • Fellows participate in a variety of training and research practicum activities and are expected to acquire competencies in the following areas:
    • research design/methodology;
    • advanced statistics and instrument development;
    • psychiatric vocational rehabilitation and employment research;
    • participatory research methods and peer employment research;
    • conduct of applied research;
    • grant and professional writing.

Qualifications and Additional Information about Fellowship:

  • All candidates for the fellowship must have a doctorate in relevant fields such as mental health, public health, rehabilitation sciences, special education, or occupational therapy.
  • The fellowship provides a $50,000 per year stipend paid in monthly increments as well as funds supporting practicum research and travel for conference presentations.
  • Applicants should have at least basic research coursework and research experience and a desire to pursue a career in mental health research.
  • To apply, the following must be submitted: 1) a cover letter; 2) current CV; 3) two letters of recommendation; 4) transcript documenting award of their doctoral degree; 5) a 750-word statement of interest explaining career goals and how they will be served by the fellowship; and 6) writing sample or publication.
  • Interested individuals need to contact Dr. Zlatka Russinova at [email protected] and obtain the Fellowship Application Form to be sent together with these documents by November 30, 2018. Prospective candidates will be invited for a phone or in-person interview. Decisions will be made promptly.
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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Posted: 1/12/2019
Application Due: 8/12/2019
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