This NIH funded Postdoctoral Fellow position is within the Division of Psychology in the Institute on Development and Disability (IDD), at Oregon Health & Science University(OHSU).
The postdoctoral fellowship is housed within the IDD Division of Psychology , which is comprised of 16 psychology faculty, an APA accredited clinical internship program, and 5-7 postdoctoral fellow positions each year. Faculty members Anna Wilson, PhD and Amy Holley, PhD both have active research programs focused on identifying risk factors for the development of chronic pain, including family and physical health factors. As Oregons only medical and research university, OHSU blends education, research, patient care and community outreach to improve the well-being of people with health needs in Oregon and beyond. The IDD serves as an exemplary local, state, and national resource for interdisciplinary clinical practice, research, education, policy development, and community service for persons with disabilities and chronic health needs. The OHSU main campus houses schools of medicine, nursing and dentistry, 2 tertiary care hospitals, several research centers, and a state of the art biomedical information and communication center. Portland, Oregon is a vibrant city with abundant cultural and recreational activities.
This position emphasizes training and experience in child and family research with chronic pain populations, under the primary supervision of Dr. Anna C. Wilson (minimum 75% research time). The fellowship is designed to prepare the individual for an academic career in pediatric or health psychology, with a focus on pain and the family. The fellow will receive experience and training in conducting research related to risk for the development of pediatric chronic pain, as well as in the assessment and treatment of pediatric chronic pain. Specific training in grant writing, manuscript preparation, and data analysis will be provided. Ongoing research projects focus on family history of chronic pain, assessment of parent health and functioning in the context of pediatric pain, andneuroimaging of pain in adolescents. The fellow will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects.
Clinical activities are available to fellows seeking licensure, including participation in multidisciplinary assessments through the OHSU/Doernbecher Childrens Hospital outpatient Pediatric Pain Management Clinic, a multidisciplinary team that includes pediatric anesthesiologists, physical therapists, advanced practice nurses, and psychologists. The fellow will also provide individual psychology treatment services, provide a pain management workshop to groups of children with chronic pain and their parents, and have opportunities to conduct inpatient consultations related to pain management. The fellow will obtain a State of Oregon Contract for Supervision of Psychologist Resident. For more information about the Oregon Residency Contract go to: http://www.oregon.gov/OBPE/index.shtml
The postdoctoral fellow will have access to a multitude of career development opportunities through the IDD and OHSU, including a rich range of didactic offerings. Experience in supervision of interns and students is emphasized through mentorship and tiered supervision. Opportunities to present to members of the OHSU research and clinical communities are available, as well as mentoring of medical residents and fellows, and support for attending conferences.
Completed doctoral training in clinical psychology from an APA accredited doctoral program prior to the start date.
Completed an APA accredited pre doctoral internship.
Demonstrated strong potential for a career in psychology with an emphasis on clinical research.
The preferred candidate will have training and experience conducting research with children and parents, experience in a pediatric hospital setting, and competence with assessment and treatment of youth with chronic pain or other conditions. Candidates from nonclinical PhD programs with significant clinical research experience will be considered.
Apply here online.
Please be sure to upload the following:
1. Letter of interest and goals for the post-doctoral year(s)
2. Curriculum Vita (include awarded or expected date of doctoral degree)
3. Names of 3 professional references.
In addition, 3 letters of recommendation from mentors or supervisors AND a research writing
sample should be sent separately to Anna Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions and inquiries also welcome by email.
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or email@example.com.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm