JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
The Emory University School of Medicine Postdoctoral Residency Training Program in Health Service Psychology is based in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics, and the Division of Neurosciences & Rehabilitation Medicine (Division of Neuropsychology and Behavioral Health). The program has been in existence since 1979. The program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The residency prepares trainees for Health Service Psychology practice at an advanced level of competence in a substantive traditional area of practice (clinical psychology) or in a specialty practice area (clinical neuropsychology). The competencies that are the focus of the residency include professionalism, communication and interpersonal skills, individual and cultural diversity, ethical and legal standards, integration of science and practice, assessment, intervention, consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills, research/evaluation, and supervision.-Individuals who will have completed an APA or CPA accredited predoctoral internship and requirements for their doctorate in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or school psychology from an APA or CPA accredited program prior to beginning the post-doctoral training program. Applications also are welcome from individuals with a doctorate in psychology and respecialization training that meets equivalent criteria. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Individuals may not begin their postdoctoral training experience until all requirements for the doctoral degree have been completed.-61484BR