Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Description


Posted: 14-Oct-22

Location: Portland, Oregon

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open



Internal Number: 20149

Department Overview

About The Institute on Development and Disability (IDD)Link

The Institute on Development and Disability within the Department of Pediatrics at OHSU works with patients, families, clinicians, researchers and many other professionals to meet the goal of improving the lives of people with disabilities. We perform research and care to support every patient, from premature babies to older adults, facing changes in life due to the onset of disabling conditions. With more than 100 years of practice, we understand how to best meet the needs of our patients and their families in Oregon and beyond.

Function/Duties of Position

The postdoctoral position involves a variety of assessment activities as well as some opportunities for treatment/intervention and research. Assessment duties will involve the use of a wide range of assessment tools. Referrals for child assessment will come from providers across multiple disciplines (e.g. craniofacial disorders, primary care, neurology, hematology-oncology, neuro-oncology, neurocritical care). Most child evaluations will include a clinical interview; full assessment of the child's cognitive functioning, behavioral functioning, psychological functioning, and developmental level; and feedback to parents.

Opportunities for behavioral treatment and intervention activities will come primarily from serving within a multi-disciplinary clinic setting as well as inpatient consultation & liaison services to the medical floors of the DCH. Research opportunities are wide and varied, depending on the interests of the postdoctoral fellow.

The postdoctoral fellow will have access to a multitude of career development opportunities through the CDRC/IDD and OHSU, including a full range of didactic offerings. Further, opportunities to offer community based trainings to parents and service providers are available.

Required Qualifications
  • PhD/PsyD in Psychology from APA-accredited program.
  • Completion of APA-accredited predoctoral internship (PhD/PsyD in Psychology from APA-accredited program) assessment and behavioral treatment of youth.
  • Standardized assessment tools for cognitive, developmental, and psychological functioning for preschool children through adolescence; behavioral/cognitive-behavioral treatment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Hospital based care.

Additional Details

Please upload cover letter and resume.

All are welcome
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 As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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