Position MIRECC Neuropsychology/Geropsychology Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
Location San Francisco, CA
Job Description Position Title: MIRECC Neuropsychology/Geropsychology Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Position Description: This Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship emphasizes the development of specific skills and competencies in conducting research related to cognitive dysfunction in Major Depressive Disorder and neurodegenerative diseases of aging in older adults (e.g. Alzheimer's disease, cerebrovascular disease). The research training focuses on cognitive dysfunction, accelerated cognitive decline, and structural and functional brain abnormalities associated with late life depression and/or neurodegenerative disease. The core faculty member is a Neuropsychologist. Fellows will devote 75% time to research and up to 25% percent of their time for clinical, educational, and administrative activities. In collaboration with their mentor, fellows will develop and implement a research project, present their findings at meetings, and publish their work. Additionally, fellows will participate in grant development/writing. Clinical training focuses on neuropsychological assessment in a veteran population.

Training Term
The research fellowships are full-time, two-year, 52 week commitments (2080 hours per year) beginning either August or September 2023.

Stipend and Benefits
The current stipend is $56,519 for the first year. VA offers individual/family health insurance plans for fellows on a matching basis.

Candidates MUST be US citizens and graduates of APA-accredited doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology and MUST have completed an APA-accredited internship.

Application Procedure
To apply, please submit application materials listed below to Dr. Mackin at the following email address: Scott.Mackin@ucsf.edu.

1. Letter of interest, clearly indicating the fellowship to which you are applying (Neuropsychology-Geropsychology Fellowship at the SF VAMC)
2. Current Curriculum Vitae
3. Three letters of Recommendation
4. A letter of support from your Dissertation chairperson describing your dissertation status and timeline if you have not completed your graduate degree.
5. A letter of support from your current Internship Training Director indicating that you are in good standing to successfully complete your predoctoral internship, including expected completion date.
6. After all application materials are emailed, please send an email confirmation of completed application to Dr. Mackin at Scott.Mackin@ucsf.edu

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.