The Neuropsychology Area of the Department of Clinical and Health
Psychology at the University of Florida is seeking applicants for a
two-year appointment as a Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral
Associate (adult specialty; 18 and older). The fellowship meets
Houston conference guidelines and is preparatory for meeting
eligibility requirements for board certification with ABPP/ABCN.
This program does not participate in the APPCN-sponsored
Our primary goal is to provide a comprehensive training opportunity
where postdoctoral associates acquire competence in adult
neuropsychological assessment, feedback, and inpatient/outpatient
collaborative team consultations.
Expertise will be acquired with a variety of questions addressing
age-related neurodegenerative disorders including typical and
atypical dementias, various movement disorders (Parkinson’s
disease, dystonia, pre-post deep brain stimulation, atypical
movement disorders), and TBI.
Experiences will also be acquired with psychiatric conditions
(Tourettes, OCD, psychogenic disorders), epilepsy, legal cases, and
pre-post-operative cognitive evaluations. Some rotations involve
integrated multidisciplinary clinics with neurology, psychiatry
& neurosurgery, and perioperative anesthesiology. Trainees can
participate in a unique cognitive intervention program for older
adults with MCI (known as PEACE OF MIND), a
neuropsychology-informed treatment clinic aimed at improving
recovery for conditions such as concussion/brain injury, functional
neurologic disorders, and long-COVID (known as the HI-BHaR Clinic),
as well as a Brain Health/Triage Clinic.
A secondary goal is for each trainee to acquire mentored clinical
supervision experiences; i.e., postdoctoral associates will provide
mentored supervision to varying levels of graduate and intern
trainees. As part of this mission, associates have the opportunity
to participate and direct a Triage Clinic. Relevant teaching
experiences are also available.
Training will be within the UF Health Center which is the largest
and most comprehensive academic Health Center in the Southeast. The
UF Health Center encompasses six colleges, a statewide network of
affiliated hospitals and clinics, and the neighboring North
Florida/ South Georgia Veterans Health System. The Clinical and
Health Psychology’s Neuropsychology Service is housed in a
free-standing clinic ( https://chp.phhp.ufl.edu/patient-information/)
that has close programmatic interactions with the UF Departments of
Neurology, Neurosurgery, Trauma, and other medical/surgical
departments as part of the UF Health comprehensive care programs (
Supervising faculty: Franchesca Arias, Ph.D., Breton Asken, Ph.D.,
Dawn Bowers, Ph.D., ABPP/CN, Erika Cascio, Ph.D., Duane Dede,
Ph.D., Joseph Gullett, Ph.D., Kristin Hamlett, Ph.D., Shelley
Heaton, Ph.D., Shellie-Anne Levy, Ph.D., Catherine Price, Ph.D.,
ABPP/CN, Glenn Smith, Ph.D., ABPP/CN, Aliyah Snyder, Ph.D., John
Williamson, Ph.D., ABPP-CN.
Some of the most popular experiences include weekly pathology brain
cuttings, weekly meetings from the Center for Neuropsychological
Studies, UF Neurology Grand Rounds, UF Health Dementia case
conference, and clinical case/research discussions within the
Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. Postdoctoral
associates are encouraged to assist with Wada administration and
interpretation, observe Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) lead
implantation, and observe surgeries associated with common patient
referrals (e.g., left ventricular assist device placement) and
other surgeries that indirectly change brain function (e.g.,
cardiac surgery, orthopedic surgery, abdominal surgeries).
The Postdoctoral Associate will participate in a monthly training
seminar with other postdoctoral associates in the Department of
Clinical and Health Psychology. Associates will be encouraged to
attend a variety of Departmental and Health Science Center
seminars. For instance, there are weekly/monthly seminars and
colloquia within the Department’s schedule that expose trainees to
a variety of clinical and professional issues.
The post-doc is expected to complete a faculty mentored research
project that can vary in scope and topic, depending on the
post-doc’s interest. Numerous research opportunities are available
through with current UF faculty.
The website for our Postdoctoral Associate Program is https://chp.phhp.ufl.edu/academics/post-doctoral/
For additional information about the position, please contact Dawn
Bowers, Ph.D., ABPP-CN at firstname.lastname@example.org;
352-222-0100 (cell; please text).
$54,840; commensurate with experience level and in accordance with
current NIH postdoctoral salary guidelines
Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
Interested applicants should have completed APA Accredited
graduate and clinical internship programs and have a background of
course work and training in Adult Neuropsychology.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
In order to be considered, the following are required:
- Cover letter/statement regarding professional goals
- Curriculum Vitae, CV/ bio-sketch
- Three references, including 1 from your internship site
- Two de-identified samples of your clinical writing (i.e., a
- Graduate school transcripts. Graduate school transcripts should
be sent to Deidre B. Pereira, PhD, ABPP by email at email@example.com or by USPS at PO Box
100165, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of
Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610-0165.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to
the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be
considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is
visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of
the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional
credentialing service provider approved by National Association of
Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at
This position is expected to begin Fall 2023, some flexibility in
the start date may be available.
Postdoctoral associates are eligible for comprehensive health and
leave benefits and have access to libraries and other research
resources available for faculty and postdoctoral associates.
Additionally, postdoctoral trainees receive funds each training
year to support professional development (e.g., travel to workshops
or national conferences, purchase of educational materials).
Professional development funds ($500 per training year) are
Gainesville Community: Gainesville, Florida, is a beautiful
Central Florida town ( http://www.cityofgainesville.org/)
with excellent cost of living, affordable housing, schools, and
numerous outside activities.
Applications must be received by 12/01/2022. Interviews will be
conducted virtually beginning January 2023. Successful applicants
will be eligible for provisional licensure in the State of
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its
faculty and staff. We welcome nominations of and applications from
anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s
research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members
of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with
disabilities. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to
apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida
Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon
eligibility to work in the U.S. Searches are conducted in
accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.
Health Assessment Required: