The fellowships listed here have been provided by the training organizations; please direct all questions to the contact provided in the listing.

We are now accepting announcements for 2020-2021 fellowships. If you would like to list a fellowship on this page, please email erin_emerytiburcio@rush.edu

The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center at Penn State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to assist Drs. Mogle and Hill on a NIA-funded grant examining the precursors to modifiable risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease. The current project leverages large daily diary datasets on aging to conduct analyses linking subjective and objective cognition. Scholars with interdisciplinary interests and training in aging and cognition, developmental trajectories in cognition, or daily cognitive assessment in older adults are invited to apply. Primary responsibilities of the position include: data management; data analysis (including multilevel modeling) and interpretation; developing and assisting in manuscript preparation; preparing and delivering scientific presentations for regional, national, and international conferences; and working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team. The Postdoctoral Scholar will assist with project management, coordinating communications across the research team regarding project-related tasks, maintaining internal analytic procedures and quality control, and preparing team, University, and funding agency project reports. Additionally, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop a complementary research program building on the ongoing project. Qualifications: Strong candidates will have a PhD in psychology, nursing, cognitive aging, or a related field with an area of expertise within aging science that matches or complements the proposed project. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as contribute to a lab (www.remindlab.org) consisting of undergraduate and graduate students as well as other postdoctoral researchers and faculty. They will have proficiency in multilevel modeling (preferably in SPSS, SAS, Mplus), scientific writing, manuscript development, and related skills (e.g., scientific presentations). Other requirements include excellent communication, writing, time management, and organizational skills. Competitive candidates will have demonstrated success with scholarly writing including peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals. To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must apply electronically by completing an online application and uploading the following: a cover letter describing specific interest in the position and fit with the project; a curriculum vitae, selected articles as a writing sample, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This is a fixed-term 48 week appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of renewal.  The link to the jobs site for application: https://psu.jobs/job/90644  Please contact Jacqueline Mogle, Ph.D., jam935@psu.edu with questions.

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The Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at VA Palo Alto is now accepting applications from Psychologists for its two-year Post-Doctoral Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment. The mission of the Sierra Pacific MIRECC is to build an integrated system of clinical, research, and educational efforts designed to improve the clinical care for aging veterans with dementias and with PTSD. Dementia and PTSD share common clinical symptoms including cognitive difficulties, sleep disorders, and agitation and the Sierra Pacific MIRECC aims to evaluate current approaches and develop new treatments for these clinical problems. As such, the Sierra Pacific MIRECC Fellowship provides specialized training in two emphasis areas: Geropsychology and PTSD.

Fellows devote the majority of their time to patient-oriented research and education activities and 25% to direct patient clinical care. In collaboration with their mentors, Fellows will develop and implement a research project, publish and present findings, participate in grant writing, and utilize the latest technology for educational activities and clinical service delivery. The Sierra Pacific MIRECC is formally affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine.

Applicants must have received a doctorate from an APA or CPA accredited graduate program in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined Psychology or PCSAS accredited Clinical Science program. Persons with a doctorate in another area of psychology who meet the APA or CPA criteria for respecialization training in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined Psychology are also eligible. Applicants must have also completed an APA or CPA accredited psychology internship program. Fellows must be U.S. citizens. The current annual postdoctoral fellowship stipend is $55,656.

In order to apply to our fellowship program, you must submit via email the required application elements listed below. The fellowship brochure is updated in the fall of each year and can be accessed through the Sierra Pacific MIRECC’s website (https://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn21/fellowship.asp).

This year the due date will be December 6, 2019. All application materials must be received by us on or before this date.

  1. A signed letter of interest that details your previous educational, clinical, and research experiences; your areas of clinical and research interest and its alignment with the MIRECC emphasis area(s) and mission; specific clinical and research goals for your fellowship; and your career goals.
  2. A current curriculum vitae
  3. A work sample, such a published manuscript on which you are first author or other written product that highlights your work relevant to the identified emphasis area
  4. Three signed letters of recommendation. One of these letters must be from your primary research mentor.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Fellowship Director preferably by email at JenniferKaci.Fairchild@va.gov or at (650) 493-5000 X 63432.

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