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Postdoctoral Associate

University of Florida
Florida, United States
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Posted Date
Oct 21, 2022
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Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida is seeking applicants for 2 Postdoctoral Associate positions in Clinical Health Psychology. The positions are for one year. Appropriate candidates will have obtained a doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) from an American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) approved graduate program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, as well as an APA- or CPA-approved internship in a specialty area related to health and illness.

Training Opportunities
Our primary goal is to provide a training opportunity where Postdoctoral Associates acquire specialty training in the application of scientific knowledge on the inter-relationships among behavioral, emotional, cognitive, social and biological components in health and disease in order to promote and maintain health, as well as participate in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of illness and disability.

The Postdoctoral Associates in Clinical Health Psychology will: (1) develop knowledge regarding (a) the interface between behavior and health and (b) how to deliver high quality clinical services based on that knowledge to individuals, families, and health care systems; (2) develop competence in adult assessment, intervention, feedback, and inpatient/outpatient collaborative team consultations; (3) gain expertise with a variety of questions addressing adjustment to chronic and/or life-limiting illness (oncology), pre-surgical evaluations (solid organ transplantation, stem-cell transplant, spinal cord stimulators, bariatric surgery), chronic pain, and sleep; and (4) acquire mentored clinical supervision experiences with graduate student and intern trainees. Each Associate is encouraged to adapt their experiences to meet their own professional goals.

Training Setting
Training will be within the UF Health Science Center, which is one of the largest and most comprehensive academic health centers in the Southeast. The UF Health Science Center encompasses six colleges and a statewide network of affiliated hospitals and clinics. The Clinical Health Psychology Service is housed directly in the UF Health Science Center Complex with easy access to our freestanding outpatient clinic ( It is integrated as an essential component of UF Health services and disciplines including Oncology, Transplantation, Bariatric Surgery, Palliative Care, Inpatient Transplant Psychology, and Inpatient Psycho-Oncology services ( ). Clinical Health Psychology faculty include: Steve Anton, PhD, Glenn Ashkanazi, PhD, Jeff Boissoneault, PhD, Patricia Durning, PhD, Robert Guenther, PhD, ABPP, Allison Holgerson, PhD, ABPP, Lisa King, PhD, ABPP, Jessica Payne-Murphy, PhD, ABPP, Rebecca Pearl, PhD, Deidre Pereira, PhD, ABPP, Mike Robinson, PhD, Kathryn Ross, PhD, MPH, Olivia Suddarth, PsyD, and Lori Waxenberg, PhD, ABPP. 

Didactic Experience
The Postdoctoral Associates 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 Postdoctoral positions are primarily clinical (full-time clinical expectations). However, previous trainees have enjoyed many research opportunities and have published with UF faculty.  

The website for our Postdoctoral Associate Program is

For additional information about the positions, please contact Allison Holgerson at

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 or CPA Accredited graduate and clinical internship programs by the start of the post-doctoral appointment and have a background of course work and training in Clinical Health Psychology.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This recruitment will hire up to two candidates.

In order to be considered, the following are required:

  1. Cover letter/statement regarding professional goals
  2. Curriculum Vitae, CV
  3. Three references, including 1 from your internship site
  4. One de-identified sample 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 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 available.

Gainesville Community:  Gainesville, Florida, is a beautiful Central Florida town ( with excellent cost of living, affordable housing, schools, and numerous outside activities.  

Applications will be accepted until 12/01/2022 and reviewed immediately. Interviews will be conducted remotely via video-conferencing platforms (e.g., Skype, Zoom).

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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