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Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center (NCFWC) is seeking a Clinical Psychologist in Nashville, TN


NCFWC is a fee for service mental health clinic in Nashville, TN that serves children, teens, and adults (www.nashvillefamilywellness.com). We offer individual, group, and family therapy services; psychiatric assessment and treatment; psychological assessments; and neurofeedback. We are looking for a doctoral-level psychologist to help build and direct our assessment center and provide therapy services.  
The person in this position must proficiently assess cognitive abilities, educational achievement, social, emotional, and adaptive functioning to diagnose children, adolescents and young adults. He/she will prepare detailed comprehensive diagnostic reports with treatment recommendations for parents and providers to review. He/she will be able to treat clients using CBT, DBT, HRT, and behavioral management strategies to address emotional/behavioral concerns.
The psychologist would work closely with the treatment team to continually individualize and refine the client’s treatment plan.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES
•    Conduct psychoeducational evaluations and interpret the results to provide appropriate diagnoses for learning disabilities, school-related difficulties, and cognitive, learning, developmental, and psychological difficulties.

•    At times, conduct specific targeted assessments only, as a request from schools, or as a request from other providers at our Center, to assess cognitive abilities, educational achievement, social-emotional, and adaptive functioning.

•    For all assessments, formulate a psychological impression which directly informs specific interventions and accommodations that will help the individual achieve academic goals and/or improve well-being. This includes working with our multi-disciplinary team to integrate assessment results into the client’s overall treatment plan.

•    Conduct a through interpretive feedback session with family members and youth, when indicated, to review the results, answer questions, and provide guidance on next steps.

•    Provide consultation and attend meetings with a child's school staff if needed/requested.

•    Conduct evidence-based therapy for children, adolescents, and parents with specific emphasis on CBT and DBT modalities.

•    Supervise one to two master’s-level psychologist and or psychometrists.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND LICENSURE:

•    Doctoral-level psychologist, licensed with health service provider designation in the state of Tennessee.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

•    Experience working with children and adolescents is required.
•    Ability to remain organized, calm and to communicate and consult effectively with clients, families, staff, and other professionals.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the demonstrated ability to write clear, and comprehensive reports regarding the results of the testing.
•    Demonstrated ability to build rapport easily with children, adolescents, and adults and to verbally explain complex concepts to the families, including any relevant statistics.
•    Preference will be given to candidates with training and experience in administering standardized testing for children and adolescents, especially in assessing for cognitive difficulties, mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders.
•    Preference will also be give to those with experience delivering evidence-based therapy to child and adolescent populations (primarily cognitive-behavioral based treatments such as DBT, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Habit Reversal Training).

JOB TYPE: Full or Part-Time

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
•    Competitive salary and/or performance-based compensation commensurate with experience and training.
•    Paid vacation and sick leave
•    Health Insurance Benefits
•    Retirement benefits with matching after 3 months of work
•    Working with a team of mental health professionals who will provide referrals and collaboration
•    Marketing and administrative support provided


To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center
85 White Bridge Road, Suite 302
Nashville, TN 37205
info@nashvillefamilywellness.com

 

Psychologist Position Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer


The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer is a national non-profit located in Chattanooga, TN whose mission is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer. We are recruiting a dynamic Ph.D. or Psy.D in Clinical-Child Psychology (APA-approved graduate program and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology or Neuropsychology are preferred) with general experience in pediatric psychology/neuropsychology but with specialized interest and expertise in childhood cancer. The position will be based primarily at our flagship landmark psycho-oncology care center in Chattanooga, TN, but will also provide some services at satellite locations regionally. The Psycho-Oncology division of the AHFPC provides comprehensive psycho-oncology services to children and their families at no cost. The current services include: individual, family and group counseling, neurocognitive evaluations, academic coaching/tutoring, cognitive remediation, school support for implementation of academic support plans, financial counseling, industrial arts programs, and diversionary events for family enrichments. Services are provided from the day of diagnosis throughout the lifetime of the family.

This position is primarily clinical in nature, but opportunities and time for research is available and supported. The position will include a medical school faculty appointment at the appropriate rank, commensurate with academic accomplishments within the Pediatrics Department at the University Of Tennessee School Of Medicine, privileges at Erlanger Children’s Hospital, as well as membership in the Children’s Oncology Group (COG).

Expertise in neuro-cognitive evaluation is required. The position includes an active clinical practice that encompasses psychological evaluations, inpatient and outpatient consultation/liaison activities, outpatient therapy (individual, family and group) with cancer affected children and/or their family members and cognitive remediation. The clinician also has the flexibility to provide services within the school setting (consultation/attendance at school meetings). The position will require that the clinician provide some service at satellite locations regionally as well. Fluency in Spanish is a plus, but not required. Foundation clinical staff currently includes a pediatric psychologist, social worker (master’s level therapist), family services coordinator and industrial arts director. Staff are engaged in multidisciplinary collaboration with each other as well as physicians, child life staff, social work, and nursing staff at Erlanger Children’s Hospital in the service of providing children and their families with tools to cope throughout treatment as well as essential skills for meaningful and productive survivorship.

The Austin Hatcher Foundation is located in beautiful downtown Chattanooga, TN with easy access to all that the beautiful East Tennessee region has to offer. Chattanooga is also quite close to several larger metropolitan areas – only two hours or less from Atlanta, Nashville, and Knoxville.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, C.V. and the names and contact information of three references familiar with the applicant’s training and experience to: Kim Etheredge, 232 E11th Street, Suite 100, Chattanooga, TN 37402 or email  kim@hatcherfoundation.org

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer and actively solicits applications from women, people of color and protected persons.
 

Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center (NCFWC) is seeking a Clinical Psychologist in Nashville, TN


NCFWC is a fee for service mental health clinic in Nashville, TN that serves children, teens, and adults (www.nashvillefamilywellness.com). We offer individual, group, and family therapy services; psychiatric assessment and treatment; psychological assessments; and neurofeedback. We are looking for a doctoral-level psychologist to help build and direct our assessment center and provide therapy services.  
The person in this position must proficiently assess cognitive abilities, educational achievement, social, emotional, and adaptive functioning to diagnose children, adolescents and young adults. He/she will prepare detailed comprehensive diagnostic reports with treatment recommendations for parents and providers to review. He/she will be able to treat clients using CBT, DBT, HRT, and behavioral management strategies to address emotional/behavioral concerns.
The psychologist would work closely with the treatment team to continually individualize and refine the client’s treatment plan.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES
•    Conduct psychoeducational evaluations and interpret the results to provide appropriate diagnoses for learning disabilities, school-related difficulties, and cognitive, learning, developmental, and psychological difficulties.

•    At times, conduct specific targeted assessments only, as a request from schools, or as a request from other providers at our Center, to assess cognitive abilities, educational achievement, social-emotional, and adaptive functioning.

•    For all assessments, formulate a psychological impression which directly informs specific interventions and accommodations that will help the individual achieve academic goals and/or improve well-being. This includes working with our multi-disciplinary team to integrate assessment results into the client’s overall treatment plan.

•    Conduct a through interpretive feedback session with family members and youth, when indicated, to review the results, answer questions, and provide guidance on next steps.

•    Provide consultation and attend meetings with a child's school staff if needed/requested.

•    Conduct evidence-based therapy for children, adolescents, and parents with specific emphasis on CBT and DBT modalities.

•    Supervise one to two master’s-level psychologist and or psychometrists.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND LICENSURE:

•    Doctoral-level psychologist, licensed with health service provider designation in the state of Tennessee.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

•    Experience working with children and adolescents is required.
•    Ability to remain organized, calm and to communicate and consult effectively with clients, families, staff, and other professionals.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the demonstrated ability to write clear, and comprehensive reports regarding the results of the testing.
•    Demonstrated ability to build rapport easily with children, adolescents, and adults and to verbally explain complex concepts to the families, including any relevant statistics.
•    Preference will be given to candidates with training and experience in administering standardized testing for children and adolescents, especially in assessing for cognitive difficulties, mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders.
•    Preference will also be give to those with experience delivering evidence-based therapy to child and adolescent populations (primarily cognitive-behavioral based treatments such as DBT, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Habit Reversal Training).

JOB TYPE: Full or Part-Time

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
•    Competitive salary and/or performance-based compensation commensurate with experience and training.
•    Paid vacation and sick leave
•    Health Insurance Benefits
•    Retirement benefits with matching after 3 months of work
•    Working with a team of mental health professionals who will provide referrals and collaboration
•    Marketing and administrative support provided


To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
Nashville Child and Family Wellness Center
85 White Bridge Road, Suite 302
Nashville, TN 37205
info@nashvillefamilywellness.com
 

FACULTY POSITION   Pediatric Neuropsychologist Department of Psychology St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (posted 2/14/17)

 
The Department of Psychology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is recruiting for an open faculty position.  For this position we are specifically looking for a clinical neuropsychologist with specialty training and research interests in pediatric neuropsychology.  St. Jude is a tertiary care hospital focusing on children with catastrophic illness, including cancer, sickle cell disease, and other complex hematologic disorders.  The Department of Psychology conducts a full range of clinical and research activities.  Staffing includes 15 doctorally trained clinical psychologists, including 5 neuropsychologists. We are an active training site, with training provided at the postdoctoral, internship, and graduate student levels.
 
This position will have a primary research focus, with some clinical commitment expected as well.  Prior experience with our pediatric populations is not necessary, but the preferred candidate should have an interest in working with these populations, particularly research in cognitive outcomes following disease or treatment-related CNS insult, and/or interventions to optimize neurocognitive function in vulnerable populations.  Most important is the candidate’s demonstrated promise of research success. 
 
We will consider candidates at any rank. Candidates should have a Ph.D and clinical internship from APA/CPA accredited programs in psychology with postdoctoral training in child neuropsychology.  Applicants must be eligible for Tennessee licensure in Psychology.  Faculty rank will be commensurate with previous experience, including publication in peer-reviewed journals and success in obtaining extramural funding. 
 
St. Jude is an internationally recognized leader in research for children with catastrophic disease and is consistently voted as one of the top places to work in academia by The Scientist magazine.  Salary and benefit packages are very competitive and commensurate with experience.  Research positions include a startup allowance and a strong ongoing commitment of research support including space and personnel.  Joint appointments to the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, and the University of Memphis Department of Psychology are also available. 
 
Interested candidates should submit a current CV, cover letter with statement of interests, and representative publications to: Sean Phipps, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Psychology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or via email to sean.phipps@stjude.org.

2017-2018 Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Fellowship in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville (posted 12/2/16)

Category: Postdoctoral Fellowship
 
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
 
Position: 2017-2018 Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 1 year
 
Description:  
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) for Research on Human Development and the Department of Pediatrics in the VUMC Division of Developmental Medicine is accepting applications for a clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship in the area of autism and related developmental disabilities. The mission of the VKC is to facilitate discoveries and best practices that make positive differences in the lives of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center provides an exceptional research and training environment, reflecting synergy across our NICHD-supported Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Center (IDDRC), MCHB-supported Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) grant, and programs within the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD).
 
The fellowship is housed within TRIAD--the hub for campus-wide interdisciplinary work in autism research, service, outreach, and training (http://vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vkc/triad/). The fellow will make clinical contributions to innovative assessment, training, research, and support programs for children with autism and their families. This will include participation in various aspects of our vibrant autism research community. Training activities include involvement in diagnostic evaluations of both very young children and school-aged children with suspected ASD through a variety of research projects and our hospital-based developmental clinic. In collaboration with our TRIAD Outreach Team and Families First program, fellows will develop and deliver training modules to parents, early interventionists, and school personnel; participate in school consultations; and develop inclusive activities with community partners. Fellows may also provide evidence-based treatment to young children with ASD and their parents as part of ongoing research protocols. Active participation in new and ongoing research is expected.
 
As an integral part of the training year, the VKC/TRIAD fellow will serve as a long-term trainee under our Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program (http://vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vkc/lend/). The fellow’s role as a long-term trainee requires participation in at least 300 hours of activities that include on-line seminars, leadership classes, and other requirements during the academic year. 
 
This postdoctoral clinical fellowship is a one-year paid position with fringe benefits, commencing September 2017. Salary is generally commensurate with NRSA postdoctoral beginning stipend levels (currently $47,476). Previous clinical training and experience in working with children with autism spectrum disorders are required, as is completion of an APA-accredited PhD/PsyD clinical, school or counseling doctoral program and internship. Completion of dissertation defense and other graduation requirements prior to September start date is necessary. A provisional psychology license in TN will be required, which includes passing a background check. See https://www.tn.gov/health/article/psych-licensure to insure you meet requirements for provisional licensure. Supervision and other supports toward licensure will be provided.
 
Application Process: Applications should include: a current curriculum vita, a letter describing clinical and research interests and experience, and the contact information for at least two references. Review of applications will begin immediately. We anticipate offering interviews beginning in January 2017 and will continue until all positions are filled. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas. Applicants must be United States citizens due to grant funding requirements.
 
Application Contact Information: Send materials by email to TriadPostdoc@vanderbilt.edu

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child Welfare and Trauma-Informed Care, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis (posted 11/18/16, deadline 1/31/17)

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center invites applicants for postdoctoral training, within a scholar-practitioner model, for a position working with the Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody (UT COE) at the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities. Applicants must have a doctorate (Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D.) in clinical, counseling, or school psychology. Completion of all professional doctoral degree requirements from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or an APA/CPA accredited program and predoctoral internship meeting APPIC standards is required before starting the fellowship. Responsibilities within this position include child evaluations surrounding  trauma issues and developmental functioning, as well as assessment of a range of emotional and behavioral problems evidenced  by children who have experienced abuse and neglect; consultation with caregivers, child welfare workers, teachers, and other service providers regarding effective interventions; supervision of psychology trainees; opportunities for research and program development and evaluation; participation in didactic learning experiences and scholarly presentations; opportunities for providing evidence-based treatment, such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and treatment for Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior. The typical population served is diverse in ethnicity/race and geographic location (e.g., urban and rural). Applications will be accepted until 1/31/2017, but we encourage applicants to apply sooner as we will be reviewing materials and offering interviews as applications are received.  Please submit CV, letter of interest, representative publications, a sample assessment report, and three letters of recommendation through the APPA CAS Applicant Portal (https://appicpostdoc.liaisoncas.com) or via email to Kristin Hoffman, Ph.D., khoffma9@uthsc.edu. Transcripts should be mailed to Kristin Hoffman, Ph.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody, 711 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105. The University of Tennessee Postdoctoral Fellowships are part of the UT Professional Psychology Internship Consortium, which is an APPIC member program. More information about the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child Welfare and Trauma-Informed Care can be found here: http://www.uthsc.edu/bcdd/training/prof_programs/traumafellowships.php

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Neurocognitive Research in Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis (posted 10/31/16)

Applications are being accepted for a clinical research postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Anticipated start date is Summer to Fall of 2016. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in psychology, neuropsychology, neuroscience, or related field. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. The successful applicant would join a team of five postdoctoral fellows focused on clinical research outcomes in cancer survivorship.
 
This position offers individualized training in the evaluation and characterization of neurocognitive and psychological outcomes, and the design and implementation of interventions to prevent or remediate deficits in child, adolescent and adult survivors of pediatric onset cancer. Fellows engage in active collaboration with a multidisciplinary survivorship team, including neuropsychologists, psychologists, epidemiologists, oncologists, neurologists, neuroradiologists, endocrinologists, geneticists and biostatisticians. Note: roughly 2/3 of the research cohort is comprised of adult survivors 18-55 years of age, with the remaining cohort being survivors 5-17 years of age. Training will include the design and implementation of outcome studies, neurocognitive and psychosocial assessment, data analysis, publication and grantsmanship. Fellows will conduct research leading to high impact scientific publications and presentations at national and international conferences. Current fellows are lead author on 3-4 manuscripts per year and a similar number of conference presentations. This is a productive and high profile research environment that presents an outstanding opportunity for individuals wishing to pursue a clinical research career.
 
Fellows will participate in a longitudinal study designed to characterize psychological and neurocognitive functioning in over 6,000 survivors enrolled in the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Included in this cohort study are protocols examining chronic disease in relation to neurocognitive outcomes and brain integrity as well as interventions for the treatment of insomnia, cognitive dysfunction, and anxiety/depression. Participation in the multi-institutional Childhood Cancer Survivorship Study, housed in our Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control, is also expected. Fellows will devote a portion of their time working on active institutional and grant funded studies, including protocols linking cognition to quantitative MRI (DTI) and functional MRI (fMRI). Additional research opportunities are available for linking neurocognitive and brain imaging outcomes to serum and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers, as well as genetic predispositions (we are currently completing whole genome analysis for over 3000 survivors in our St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Fellows are expected to develop independent protocols, and institutional support is available for pilot investigations.
 
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a private nonprofit academic research institution, supports a range of programs to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic disease through research and treatment. St. Jude is a NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the largest free-standing pediatric cancer center in the U.S. For more information on St. Jude see www.stjude.org.
 
The postdoctoral stipend is competitive and consistent with current NIH fellowship guidelines. Benefits include 3 weeks paid vacation, a professional development account, relocation assistance, tuition reimbursement, paid leave and travel support to attend national and international conferences, and medical, dental and vision coverage. St. Jude is committed to providing an outstanding environment for mentored career development, and offers a rich intellectual and resource environment for research and training.
 
Interested applicants should direct questions or submit a current CV and cover letter that includes a statement of research interests to Kevin Krull, PhD, ABPP-CN (kevin.krull@stjude.org).

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position, Developmental/Child Psychology, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City (posted 9/15/16)

EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, invites applications for a tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in the area of DEVELOPMENTAL/CHILD PSYCHOLOGY.  The successful candidate will begin 8/15/17, and must have completed the PhD by 12/31/17. We are targeting a specialty area of cognitive development in infancy or early childhood, but will consider excellent candidates from other specialty areas within early childhood. 

Throughout the hiring process, we look for evidence of candidates’ abilities to contribute to collegiality and good will within our thriving department. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. The department prioritizes research and expects all successful candidates to establish and maintain active research programs involving undergraduate and graduate students, and to pursue extramural funding. 
 
ETSU is surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, and is located in Johnson City, Tennessee, which contributes to a metropolitan statistical area of 500,000 residents.  The area enjoys a mild climate in both summer and winter, and boasts numerous waterways, parks, trails, and resorts for year-round recreational activities.  The area has been ranked as a desirable place to live by several national publications, and has among the lowest costs of living in the nation.
 
Applicants must apply online using the ETSU eJOBS system, which includes uploading their cover letter and CV, and completing the online application form at: https://jobs.etsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55429.  Cover letters should address candidates’ specific interests in ETSU, and clarify how candidates see themselves fitting into the research and training missions of the department.  The ETSU eJOBS system will prompt candidates to enter the names and contact information of at least three recommenders, who will be electronically solicited to upload letters of recommendation directly into the eJOBS system.  Candidates should also send digital copies of representative (p)reprints to Debra Roberson, Executive Aide, at Roberson@etsu.edu.  Review of applications will begin 10/15/16 and will continue until filled. ETSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Positions are contingent on state funding.

Clinical and Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowships, Cherokee Health Systems, Knoxville (posted 9/7/16) 

Cherokee Health Systems invites interested and qualified applicants to apply for its APPIC-member Clinical and Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship training program. The Child and Adolescent Psychology track is a combined placement providing psychological services in an outpatient community health clinic and consulting with the child welfare system. Fellows conduct clinical case reviews, assessment, psychological testing, and care coordination with child welfare; provide education and consultation to trainees and other community providers; and evaluate emotional disorders and administer programs of treatment in specialty behavioral health. The Integrated Health Psychology track trains fellows within a primary care setting to address the behavioral and psychosocial aspects of health. Fellows serve as Behavioral Health Consultants (BHC) on the primary care team, and as such, provide assessment, intervention, and consultation to the primary care patient panel. The Developmental Psychology track is focused on assessment, intervention, and parent/teacher training in autism and related disabilities. Fellows serve on the Autism Treatment Team, carry a case load of new referrals, conduct and interpret comprehensive evaluations, and schedule ongoing intervention sessions with children and families. 
 
Completion of an APA accredited internship is required. For the Child and Adolescent and Integrated Health tracks, completion of an APA accredited PhD or PsyD Clinical/Counseling Psychology program is required; for the Developmental track, completion of an APA accredited PhD or PsyD in School or Development Psychology is required. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Sandra Greear at sandra.greear@cherokeehealth.com with the specific track of interest identified in the subject of the email.  Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the reference and may be sent electronically or mailed to Sandra Greear, Cherokee Health Systems, 2018 Western Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921. For more information about Cherokee Health Systems and the postdoctoral fellowship program, please visit our website: www.cherokeehealth.com.
 
Kristin Dean, PhD, ABPP
Director of Children's Health Services
Cherokee Health Systems
UT-CHS Center of Excellence

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville (posted 5/15/16)

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (NIMH/NRSA training grant). Development of Psychopathology: From Brain and Behavioral Science to Intervention. This interdisciplinary training program aims to produce independent research scientists who can (a) generate, integrate, and disseminate new knowledge about fundamental neurobiological and psychosocial mechanisms underlying a range of psychiatric conditions, or (b) translate basic research into interventions for treating and preventing psychopathology in children, adolescents, and adults. The foundation of the program is apprenticeship-based research mentoring in which trainees receive direct guidance by at least two primary faculty mentors.
 
Director: Judy Garber, Co-Directors: David Zald, David Cole, Steven Hollon.
Faculty: Jenni Blackford, Bruce Compas, Blythe Corbett, Laurie Cutting, Elizabeth Dykens, Stephan Heckers, Bunmi Olatunji, Sohee Park, Kris Preacher, Uma Rao, Sonya Sterba, Andrew Tomarken, Lynn Walker, Mark Wallace, Joe Wehby, Bahr Weiss
 
Qualifications: Applicants must have received their graduate degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, MD) before June 30, 2016. We especially encourage applications from individuals interested in translational research with an emphasis on neurobiology and behavior, developmental psychopathology, intervention, and persons with strong quantitative and statistical expertise.
 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send the following:
(1) A description of your research program and career goals (up to 2 single-spaced pages)
(2) Current Curriculum Vitae
(3) Three letters of recommendation,
(4) Reprints of publications to:
Judy Garber,
Vanderbilt University,
0552 Peabody, 230 Appleton Place,
Nashville, TN  37203-5721;
615-343-8714 (office), or to Judy.Garber@Vanderbilt.edu.
 
NIMH-funded, T-32 fellows must be U.S. citizens. Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We especially invite candidates from diverse and/or disadvantaged backgrounds, and individuals with disabilities.

Faculty Position, Department of Psychology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis (posted 10/17/15)

The Department of Psychology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is soliciting applications for an open faculty position.   We will consider candidates at any rank, although mid-career candidates (at late Assistant or Associate level) are especially encouraged to apply.  Candidates should have a Ph.D and clinical internship from APA/CPA accredited programs in psychology with specialty training in pediatric or clinical child psychology.  Applicants must be eligible for Tennessee licensure in Psychology. 
 
The position will have a primary research focus, although some clinical commitment is expected.  Prior experience with the childhood cancer population is not necessary, but the candidate should have interest in working with a pediatric oncology population in the general area of cancer prevention and control.  Possible research areas could include adherence, health promotion and health outcomes research, survivorship issues, behavioral genetics/genomics, pain, or palliative care/end of life.  Specific area of research focus is less important than promise of research success, and capacity to develop an independent research program.  Faculty rank will be commensurate with previous experience, including publication in peer reviewed journals and success in obtaining extramural funding. 
 
St. Jude is an internationally recognized leader in research for children with catastrophic disease and was recently voted the number one place to work in academia by The Scientist magazine.  Salary and benefit packages are very competitive.  Research positions include a startup allowance and a strong ongoing commitment of research support including space and personnel.  Joint appointments to the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, and the University of Memphis Department of Psychology are available.  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
 
Interested candidates should submit a current CV, cover letter with statement of interests, and representative publications to: Sean Phipps, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Psychology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or via email to sean.phipps@stjude.org.