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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging
William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital – Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health
We have an open position starting in 2019 for a 2-3 year post-doctoral fellowship at the Madison VA and University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine & Public Health. The position involves both clinical and research experiences and is ideally suited for candidates who envision a clinical-research oriented career in the field of aging and dementia.
The research focus is on presymptomatic AD utilizing data from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Participants in these longitudinal cohort studies undergo serial neuropsychological, biomarker (CSF), genetic and neuroimaging (e.g., amyloid and tau PET imaging, cerebral blood flow, diffusion tensor imaging) investigations in addition to detailed lifestyle and medical histories. The fellow should have sufficient background in experimental design, psychometric theory and statistical analysis to contribute to the data analyses, interpretation and write-up of these rich datasets for publication. Some experience in neuroimaging analysis methods (e.g. SPM/Matlab, FSL, shell scripting etc.) is preferred, though training in imaging analysis will be a key component of the fellowship.
Supervised clinical neuropsychological experiences sufficient for licensure are available within the VA Memory Disorders and Neuropsychology clinics and the VA Teleneuropsychology service. Clinical experiences are focused on geriatric cognitive disorders and will include primarily assessment experiences (clinical interview and neuropsychological testing) within an interdisciplinary team setting under the supervision of a geriatric neuropsychologist (Lindsay Clark, PhD). UW-Madison offers an outstanding research environment and this position provides an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative team science environment. Didactic experiences are plentiful and include the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center biweekly seminar, Neurology and Geriatrics grand rounds, Brain cutting, and Medical physics seminars. The fellow shall have completed a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with Neuropsychology specialty training at the graduate school and/or internship level. The fellow should already have some experience in the neuropsychology of aging and dementia during graduate and/or internship training.
We will accept applications through January 2019. Interviews may be arranged for the annual INS meeting, in-person in Madison, or via internet or telephone. The starting fellowship salary is $45K and is funded by the VA Advanced Geriatrics Fellowship (https://www.va.gov/oaa/SpecialFellows/programs/SF_AdvGeriatric.asp). Funding to attend and present at one to two conferences per year is also provided. Interested applicants should send a CV, representative publications, a research statement and two letters of recommendation by email to Sterling Johnson, PhD, Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Please see www.brainmap.wisc.edu to get an idea of our multidisciplinary research team and our recent publications.
Interested applicants please contact:
Sterling Johnson. PhD
K6/466, Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI, 53792
Neuropsychology/Geropsychology Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Late Life Depression/Neurodegenerative Disease at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Position Description: This Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center emphasizes the development of specific skills and competencies in conducting research related to cognitive dysfunction in Major Depressive Disorder in older adults and diseases of aging. The research training focuses on the evaluation of cognitive dysfunction, accelerated cognitive decline, and structural and functional brain abnormalities associated with late life depression and neurodegenerative disease. The core faculty member for this fellowship is a Neuropsychologist. Fellows will devote 75% time to research and can allocate up to 25% percent of their time for clinical, educational, and administrative activities. In collaboration with their mentor, fellows will develop and implement a research project, present their findings at meetings, and publish their work. Additionally, fellows will participate in grant development and grant writing. Clinical training focuses on neuropsychological assessment in a veteran population. For more information regarding this Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, please contact Dr. Scott Mackin (Scott.Mackin@ucsf.edu).
Training Term: The research fellowships are full-time, two-year, 52 week commitments (2080 hours per year) beginning either July 1 or September 2, 2019.
Stipend and Benefits: The current stipend is $55,565 for the first year. VA offers individual and family health insurance plans for fellows on a matching basis.
Eligibility: Candidates MUST be US citizens and graduates of APA-accredited doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology and MUST have completed an APA-accredited internship.
Application Procedure : To apply for this fellowship, please submit application materials listed below to the following email address: Scott.Mackin@ucsf.edu. Please do not mail any materials in hard copy form.
- Letter of interest, clearly indicating which fellowship to which you are applying (Neuropsychology/Geropsychology/Dr. Mackin) as well as where you found the job posting.
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- Three letters of Recommendation
- A letter of support from your Dissertation chairperson describing your dissertation status and timeline if you have not completed your graduate degree. All requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed prior to the start of the fellowship year.
- A letter of support from your current Internship Training Director indicating that you are in good standing to successfully complete your predoctoral internship, including the expected completion date.
- After all application materials are emailed to please send an email confirmation of completed application to Dr. Scott Mackin atScott.Mackin@ucsf.edu
Scott Mackin, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
4150 Clement St,
San Francisco, CA 94121
Application Deadline Date: Applications should be submitted by December 15, 2018. Applications received after December 15, 2018 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Disclaimers: This position is subject to background investigation.
Post-doctoral research associate for NIH-funded research on Sleep and Memory in Aging with Dr. Rebecca Spencer in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Post-doctoral research associate: The candidate must have completed or be in the process of completing a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, or other related discipline. Training in statistical methods, mastery of English speaking and writing, reliable transportation, and experience working with human subjects are required. Successful candidates must have keen attention to detail; ability to work professionally with participants; and strong organization, problem solving, and analytic skills.
We seek a post-doc who is motivated and ambitious, who is prepared for a hands-on research experience including the use of new tasks and techniques, and who is prepared to be an intellectual contributor to the research. Responsibilities will include: (1) conducting experiments in young and older adult participants (behavioral and physiological data collection); (2) data processing and analysis; (3) training and supervising graduate students, undergraduate students, and project assistants; (4) contributing to administrative duties of the lab; (5) assisting with research protocols and compliance; and (6) contributing to data dissemination (poster presentations, manuscript submissions).
This lab is in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and part of the Neuroscience and Behavior Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Amherst is in the beautiful western part of Massachusetts with plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities and scenery. Situated close to Boston, Providence, and New York City, the lab offers many opportunities to attend lectures and workshops and visit labs in the New England region.
The position is set to begin as soon as possible. If interested, please send CV, letter describing research interests and goals, and the names and contact information for 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment
Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center
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. In support of this mission, 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 10, 2018. All application materials must be received by us on or before this date.
- 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.
- A current curriculum vitae
- 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
- 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.
Sierra Pacific MIRECC Fellowship Faculty Interests
Sherry Beaudreau, PhD, ABPP: late life subsyndromal psychiatric symptoms and cognitive impairment; behavioral interventions with a strong interest in problem solving therapy; predictors of treatment response; male sexual dysfunction and sleep disorders
Tim Durazzo, PhD: Evaluation of repetitive transcranial magnet stimulation (rTMS) for treatment for alcohol use disorders; neurobiological and neurocognitive predictors of relapse in alcohol/substance use disorders; neurobiological and neurocognitive consequences of cigarette smoking
Amit Etkin, MD, PhD: basic neurosciences of emotional and cognitive neurocircuitry; cross-sectional neuroimaging of psychiatric disorders; neural mechanisms of psychotherapeutic, pharmacological and brain stimulation treatments; neuroscience-based brain training interventions
Andrea Goldstein-Piekarski, PhD: to identify novel sleep and neuroimaging related biomarkers of treatment response; use of machine learning; transdiagnostic subtypes of dysfunction; advanced neuroimaging and computational methods to examine the role of sleep physiology in psychopathology across lifespan
Kaci Fairchild, PhD, ABPP: effects of physical activity on cognitive function; psychosocial interventions for dementia and TBI caregivers; biological and neuropsychological mechanisms of physical exercise; cognitive training
Michelle Madore, PhD: environmental and biological influences on brain function, mood regulation, and cognition; neurostimulation (e.g., rTMS); clinical neuropsychology
Claudia Padula, PhD: providing novel, innovative, and exciting science to improve treatment outcomes for Veterans with addiction; use of multimodal brain imaging techniques, cognitive and neuropsychological measures, socio-demographic and clinical information in personalized medicine
Allyson Rosen, PhD, ABPP-CN: understanding, preventing, and treating age-related brain degeneration through structural and functional neuroimaging, clinical neuropsychology, and non-invasive brain stimulation
Blake Scanlon, PhD: management of neurodegenerative disease and dementia; caregiver education and skill building; mobile technologies; cognitive, neuropsychiatric, and biological markers for neurodegeneration
Joy Taylor, PhD: modifiable risk factors for dementia; genetic risk factors, and correlates of brain/cognitive reserve; cognitive aging; multivariate analysis of longitudinal data
Julie Weitlauf, PhD: women Veteran’s physical and mental health; impact of interpersonal violence and PTSD on psychosocial functioning; preventative women’s health care; factors associated with women’s peri- and post-menopausal health and mortality risks
Lea Williams, PhD: advanced imaging and computational approaches (e.g., MRI, EEG; genomics; tests of emotional and cognitive performance); neural mechanisms of mental illness; translational medicine; predictors of treatment response
Jamie Zeitzer, PhD: effects of light on human health; artificial lighting and circadian system, alertness centers, and mood regulators; role of circadian and sleep systems in brain-based diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, SCI, PTSD, and TBI