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Emory University Post Doctoral- Psychology Fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia



  • Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career.

  • The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc.

  • Designs and evaluates experiments.

  • Develops new ideas that promote current research.

  • Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator.

  • May be responsible for operation of specific equipment.

  • May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available.

  • Appointments cannot exceed five years.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

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The Emory Healthcare Veterans Program (EHVP) is currently seeking candidates for our two-year postdoctoral psychology fellowship. Postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to obtain outstanding training in the practice of clinical psychology under the direction of Dr. Barbara O. Rothbaum and Dr. Sheila A.M. Rauch, with in-depth training in providing evidence-based treatment for the invisible wounds of war (including PTSD, MST, TBI, and depression, among others), serving our nation’s veteran population, and contributing to the advancement of knowledge in evidence-based care. Postdoctoral fellows train within an interdisciplinary team in traditional outpatient and an innovative intensive outpatient settings, with opportunities to train in individual, group, and family modalities.

Although the training program is primarily focused on advanced clinical training, opportunities for involvement in research are available, based on level of research experience and interests. Research interests among EHVP faculty include, but are not limited to: PTSD, anxiety, psychotherapy outcomes, military sexual trauma (MST), exposure therapy, virtual reality-based exposure therapies, adjunctive pharmacological therapies, neurobiological predictors/outcomes of PTSD treatments, and early intervention/prevention of PTSD. Participation in research may provide opportunities to gain a breadth of practice at affiliated sites in the region, such as Grady Memorial Hospital.

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Job Number 31115

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Psych: Adult

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

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