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Research Postdoctoral Fellow
Nemours in Jacksonville, Florida
Date Posted 09/21/2020
Postdoctoral-Social Sciences
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Full Job Description

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion guide our growth and strategy. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about, and committed to leading efforts to provide culturally relevant care, reducing health disparities, and helping build a diverse and inclusive team environment. All Nemours associates are expected to ensure that these philosophies are embedded in their day to day work with colleagues, patients and families.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Research in Pediatric Psychology

Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science, Nemours Children’s Specialty Clinic, Jacksonville, FL.

The Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science- Florida announces the availability of a clinical research focused postdoctoral fellowship position to begin in the summer/fall of 2020. This position is for one year with the opportunity to continue for additional postdoctoral training time based on the candidate’s progress and individual career goals.

This fellowship is particularly well-suited for the new doctoral level trainee who would like to pursue a research-oriented career in pediatric psychology. The focus of the research experience will be in the area of pediatric diabetes management. The fellow will participate in and help to coordinate a NIH-funded, multi-site clinical trial testing a novel video-based telehealth intervention to reduce parental anxiety related to the medical management and complications of type 1 diabetes in families of young children. The fellow will be involved in all aspects of this clinical research project including recruitment and remote data collection, data collection via diabetes and other wellness devices, working directly with families and intervention delivery using HIPAA-compliant video-based telehealth software, working within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as grant writing and manuscript preparation. The particularly enterprising and hardworking fellow candidate may also have the opportunity to write and submit his/her own fellowship project for funding.

Opportunities for supervised clinical training are available to enable the fellow to accrue the hours necessary for psychology licensure. In addition, the fellow will have access to educational opportunities including Continuing Education Presentations (spanning topics from ethics to pediatric medicine), Biomedical Research Presentations, Grand Rounds, and Center-based Research Meetings. The fellow will belong to a strong cohort of pediatric psychology fellows through the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science (https://www.nemours.org/pediatric-research/area/health-care-delivery-science.html) and the Division of Psychology at the Nemours Children’s Specialty Clinic.

Nemours Children’s Specialty Care is an outpatient children’s medical specialty clinic located in downtown Jacksonville (a city with a population of over 1 million) in the northeast corner of Florida. Our main outpatient clinic campus is on the banks of the St. John’s River and 20 minutes from the Atlantic beaches. Nemours also has two satellite offices and serves a diverse population of patients. There is an affiliation between Nemours Children’s Specialty Care and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, an inpatient pediatric hospital in Jacksonville, which provides the opportunity for Nemours faculty to function as attendings and provide medical training opportunities.

We are currently accepting applications and will continue to accept and review application until we fill the position. To apply please send a 1-2 page letter of interest that specifically identifies the applicant’s career development aims as well as a curriculum vita to Dr. Susana Patton, new Center Director for the Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science- Florida (susana.patton@nemours.org, subject line: Fellowship Applicant).

Qualifications for the fellowship include

  • PhD in psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program prior to the start date and completion of an APA-accredited predoctoral internship specializing in children/families.

Annual salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with NIH guidelines. Nemours Children’s Health System is an Equal Opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, or gender.

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

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