Postdoctoral position in the Birth to Three Clinic and Early Childhood Mental Health Program in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. The fellowship will be a maximum of 2 years long, with a progress review after year 1.
The goal of this post-doctoral training is to prepare for the academic, research and clinical care in the new areas of pediatric early mental health. The focus will be on children 0-3 years old with complex medical conditions. Many of these patients are identified prenatally, often placed in NICU, with complex surgeries, and have multiple hospitalizations throughout their early years. All of these experiences put these children at high risk of experiencing toxic stress, which would further impede their health and brain development. This fellowship will include working with multidisciplinary teams, research, and clinic work in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Training on understanding and implementing Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood, early assessment and evidence based interventions. The goal for this post-doctoral fellowship will be developing a new longitudinal neurodevelopmental clinical-research program that aims to reduce the risk of toxic stress by providing early neurodevelopmental evaluations, support, and therapeutic interventions for children and parents in this high-risk population.
80% Clinical - assessments and therapy with patients in the Birth to Three Clinic as well as in the University of MN Masonic Children's Hospital, including the CVICU and PICU (among other areas).
20% Research - contribute to ongoing research by collecting data, data analysis, and assisting with writing protocols as well as publications, IRB management, and development of new research projects.
Requirements: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in child clinical psychology with experience in research with a particular focus on early risk factors.
Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated expertise in developing scientific protocols, scientific writing, and excellent letters of reference. Design clinic and scientific protocols, scientific writing and carry out experiments, interpret results, co-author and submit manuscripts and research grants. The Department of Pediatrics maintains a file of applications from candidates for postdoctoral positions on a continuous basis. Positions are available to conduct research with faculty mentors on a variety of topics in Pediatrics or in one of its subspecialties.
Internal Number: 336153
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