Clinical and Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology, Cognitive Aging, and Alzheimer's disease and Related Dementias
We are pleased to announce an opening for one (1) clinical and research postdoctoral fellowship position in Clinical Neuropsychology and Research in Cognitive Aging and Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Related Dementias (ADRD). This position is based at the Banner Sun Health Research Institute (BSHRI) in Sun City, Arizona (www.BannerSHRI.com) with potential for collaboration with our sister campus, Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) in Phoenix, Arizona (www.BannerAlz.org).
The anticipated start date for this 2-year postdoctoral fellowship is between July and September 2019. This fellowship follows the scientist-practitioner model of training, with a goal of producing skilled clinical neuropsychologists with advanced training in aging research. Clinical training is designed to meet the Houston Conference guidelines. Approximately 50% of the fellow's time is spent in clinical activity, and 50% is spent in research related activities, including training and didactics.
The Banner Sun Health Research Institute is on the forefront of clinical and research efforts in the areas of healthy aging, Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, and Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. Direct clinical care activities include conducting comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of older adults referred for dementia and related disorders, movement disorders and for pre-deep brain stimulation and pre-cochlear implant evaluation. Fellows receive clinical supervision with faculty neuropsychologists under the direction of Christine Belden, PsyD, Director of the Center for Excellence in Neuropsychological Assessment. Fellows are encouraged to observe brain cuttings and whole-body autopsy in our Brain and Body Donation program. Additionally, fellows will attend didactic seminars in various health related topics at Banner Boswell Medical Center, weekly collaborative case conferences with BAI, and monthly movement disorders case conferences. Additionally, fellows will be involved in supervision of pre-doctoral clinical psychology students, with presentations on clinical topics including diversity and ethics.
Clinical research opportunities are available through our world-renowned Brain and Body Donation Program and the Center for Healthy Aging, both of which offer a wealth of multimodal data from longitudinal cohorts. Additionally, we have neuropsychological, neuroimaging and biomarker data from international prevention programs (www.alzheimerspreventioninitiative.com) and clinical trial related data sets. Fellows spend approximately 50% of their time in research related activities including training and didactics. Fellows will be expected to be involved in all stages of the research process including project conceptualization, execution, analysis, and dissemination.
Fellows also participate in existing research studies and complete one or more individual research projects under the mentorship of faculty, led by Alireza Atri, M.D., Ph.D. Fellows' research efforts are expected to culminate in presentation(s) at national/international conferences and completion of first-author publication(s) and/or submission of a grant application to support further research either during or beyond fellowship training.
Candidates for the postdoctoral fellowship must have completed all doctoral degree requirements, as well as a pre-doctoral internship with an emphasis in neuropsychology. Salary is competitive, and benefits include health insurance, paid time off and conference time.
Application materials must include:
1. Personal statement of interest, experience, and goals. Provide a 1-2 page letter describing clinical and research experiences and interests, fellowship objectives, and career goals.
2. Current curriculum vitae
3. Three letters of reference from professionals familiar with your clinical and research experience (emailed directly from referral source).
4. Three sample reports with identifying information eliminated, reflecting a breadth of clinical experience.
5. Up to 3 recently published articles or abstracts.
For more information and to submit application materials, please email Christi Belden, PsyD, at Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org. Application should be submitted by April 15, 2019.