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Postdoctoral Associate

Employer
University of Florida
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 20, 2022
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Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

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 computerized match.

Training Opportunities
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 Setting
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 ( https://ufhealth.org/). 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.

Didactic Experience
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. 

Research Opportunities
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 dawnbowers@phhp.ufl.edu; 352-222-0100 (cell; please text).

Advertised Salary:

$54,840; commensurate with experience level and in accordance with current NIH postdoctoral salary guidelines

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology

Preferred Qualifications: 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:

  1. Cover letter/statement regarding professional goals
  2. Curriculum Vitae, CV/ bio-sketch
  3. Three references, including 1 from your internship site
  4. Two de-identified samples of your clinical writing (i.e., a clinical report)
  5. Graduate school transcripts. Graduate school transcripts should be sent to Deidre B. Pereira, PhD, ABPP by email at dpereira@ufl.edu 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 http://www.naces.org/.

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 available.

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 Florida.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

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: Yes

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