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Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist - Psychology - 518492

Job Description

Pay Grade/Pay Range:  Non Classified - Grade NA

Department/Organization: 204711 - Psychology

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm

Job Summary: Under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee, The Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the Ph.D. or other doctoral degree. 

Additional Department Summary: The Center for Youth Development and Intervention (“the CYDI”) at the University of Alabama is hiring a full-time postdoctoral fellow. The CYDI is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families, and the implementation of evidence-based interventions within usual care in the community.

Candidates must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree prior to beginning the fellowship. Qualified candidates will have prior education and training in autism and adult transition processes. Field of study is open (e.g., clinical psychology, developmental psychology, social work). In this position, the fellow will be working on an NIMH-funded clinical trial testing the effectiveness of a transition program for autistic emerging adults. Research duties include working closely with community partners and the implementation agencies in the trial, overseeing coding of recorded sessions, supporting counselor training, data management, and being involved in data analysis and manuscript preparation for publication.

If desired, there is opportunity for supervised clinical hours toward licensure. The postdoctoral fellow will be directly supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist. There is also ample opportunity for training and support in grantsmanship.

Under the auspices of the Alabama Life Research Institute, the CYDI is a state-of-the-art research, training, and service facility that brings together investigators from diverse disciplines who share an interest in developmental psychopathology and the translation of evidence-based practices. The primary mission of the Center is to develop translational clinical science that addresses the prevention, remediation, and management of behavioral, emotional, and neurodevelopmental conditions from early childhood through adulthood. Consistent with this mission, the Center has four strategic objectives: (1) facilitate transdisciplinary, collaborative, and cutting edge research related to mental and physical health and well-being; (2) provide a venue for the translation and dissemination of evidence-based approaches to community and school providers; (3) facilitate grant-funded research on intervention and prevention programming; and (4) provide opportunities for student training via direct research engagement, clinical and consultative services, and secondary data analysis.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Psychology (Clinical, Developmental, Experimental, Counseling, Educational, etc.), Social Work, or equivalent.

Candidates will need to have completed their PhD or have it completed by the start of employment. Applicants should upload a cover letter describing your research and clinical experience, interests, and goals, and names of three people who will provide professional references, curriculum vita, and available start date. Please upload additional documents as a single pdf to the “other documents” tab as needed.

Skills and Knowledge: In-depth understanding of cognitive-behavioral therapies for youth anxiety treatment. Enthusiasm about working in a multi-disciplinary team and collaborating with community partners.

Preferred Qualifications: Excel, SPSS, and REDcap experience.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

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