Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Psychology Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Family Grief and Trauma

Organization: 
Judith Ann Griese Institute and Judi’s House in collaboration with the University of Colorado
Location: 
Denver, Colorado
Summary: 

Applicants are sought for a one-year Psychology Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in family grief and trauma to begin September 1, 2014. This is a unique opportunity to receive advanced training in grief and trauma assessment, intervention, and community-based research, and to contribute to the emerging child bereavement field through collaborative publications and presentations. This fellowship includes both research and clinical opportunities, with an emphasis on the integration of academic research and evidence-based practice within a community setting. The fellowship involves collaboration with clinical and research staff from Judi’s House and academic faculty from both the University of Colorado Boulder Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Judi’s House is a non-profit, community-based bereavement center that provides comprehensive, trauma-informed care free of charge to approximately 1,000 grieving children and adult caregivers annually. In a longstanding collaboration with researchers from the University of Colorado, they have been conducting a prospective, longitudinal study on the short- and long-term impact of bereavement and supportive interventions for children and families. This ongoing study currently includes over 2,300 participants, and has been instrumental in shaping services provided at Judi’s House. In conjunction with the newly formed Judith Ann Griese Institute, Judi’s House is developing a collaborative network of researchers, practitioners and community partners aimed at utilizing innovative technology, training and multi-site research to increase access to integrated systems of care that effectively address the unique and diverse needs of the bereaved throughout Colorado and beyond.
 

Qualifications: 

Fellowship applicants should have a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or a related field and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. We are seeking applicants who have a strong interest in developing a program of research in the area of child and family grief and trauma. The ideal candidate will have previous research experience as well as experience working with grieving and/or traumatized children and families. APA accredited graduate programs and internships preferred. Strong data analytic skills are preferred. Salary is commensurate with level of experience. Benefits include vacation, paid time off, professional development funds and leave and health care coverage.

Contact: 

To apply, please submit: 1) a cover letter specifying interest in this postdoctoral fellowship; previous clinical, research and professional experience relevant to the position; and expectations of personal and/or professional goals that may result from engaging in the fellowship; 2) a current Curriculum Vitae; 3) three letters of recommendation. Please email the above application materials to the fellowship selection committee at HR@judishouse.org, including “Postdoctoral Research Fellowship” in the subject line of the email. Please contact Dr. Ayelet Talmi at ayelett@judishouse.org with any questions about the position.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Evaluation of Services for Child Trauma

Organization: 
The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS)
Location: 
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
Summary: 

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) is recruiting for a postdoctoral fellow to play a central role in data collection and evaluation activities. The NCCTS, a joint endeavor of UCLA and Duke University, serves as the coordinating center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The NCTSN is funded by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is comprised of sites throughout the United States who are working collaboratively to improve quality of care for children who have experienced trauma. The postdoctoral fellow will assist the NCCTS and NCTSN sites in the areas of internal monitoring and program evaluation; formative evaluation of NCTSN materials and resources; data management; intervention implementation and dissemination efforts; research on child traumatic stress; and data analysis. Current projects emphasize evaluation of efforts to implement best practices for child trauma (e.g., standardized assessment, evidence-based treatment) in real world settings. Candidates should have a background in traumatic stress, clinical assessment, program evaluation and must have strong quantitative skills.

Qualifications: 

Requirements:
1.    Ph.D. in psychology or a related field
2.    Research experience in applied settings
3.    Ability to develop and implement research/evaluation plans
4.    Proficiency in statistical analysis and experience working with large data sets
5.    Experience writing reports and manuscripts
6.    Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to work well in fast-paced collaborative setting

Contact: 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position is available immediately. Please no video applications. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and 3 references to:

Ernestine Briggs-King, Ph.D.

Email: brigg014@mc.duke.edu

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