The University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics is currently recruiting one Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatric Psychology for the 2024-2025 academic year. The overall goal of this fellowship is to prepare the next generation of scientist-practitioners for careers in academic research and clinical applications.
Currently, we are offering a fellowship focused on either pediatric health psychology services or diagnostic assessment with a focus on neuropsychology. The fellow will spend about 70% of their time in clinical activities and will have opportunities for research and structured educational activities as well. Depending on the fellowship focus, the fellow will spend clinical time embedded in outpatient specialty clinics working with children and adolescents with various health conditions including diabetes, cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and chronic pain and will collaborate with various medical specialties or in outpatient diagnostic clinics (LD/ADHD Clinic and Neuropsychology Clinic). Opportunities for inpatient consultation/liaison service is also available.
Specific Position Responsibilities include:
Perform diagnostic interviews and psychological assessments.
Participate in inpatient and outpatient clinical services
Development treatment recommendation plans for patients.
Knowledge of child development.
Maintain detailed and accurate notes.
Present at case conferences.
Present at Pediatric Grand Rounds presentations.
Adhere to safety and compliance guidelines.
Summarize and write findings pertinent to psychological assessments.
Engage in research activities
At University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, Pediatric Psychology is housed within the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics within the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics. Our team of psychologists have specialties in three distinct areas including Neuropsychology, Chronic Health, and Behavioral Psychology.
A one-year postdoctoral fellowship position is available for candidates who will have obtained their PhD in clinical, counseling, or school psychology and completed an APA/APPIC approved internship prior to the start date of September 1, 2024. The fellow must also obtain a provisional license to practice in Iowa by the start date. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a deidentified clinical diagnostic report (interview only or testing is acceptable), and a letter of intent describing clinical and research interests. Applications are being accepted immediately and we hope to fill the position as soon as possible. Virtual interviews will be extended to competitive applicants.
Stipend is commensurate with NIH guidelines, and includes health benefits, paid vacation and sick leave, and time to attend national conferences.
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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application deadline is 12/1/2024 or until filled. Please send application materials and direct questions to:
Tammy Wilgenbusch, PhD
Training Director, Pediatric Psychology
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics
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