Veterans Affairs Post-doctoral Fellow in Behavioral Medicine
We are recruiting a fellow in Behavioral Medicine (Clinical or Counseling Psychologist preferred) for the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) at the Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System fellowship program. The fellow will join Dr. Lisa McAndrew’s Behavioral Health Research Laboratory. We are looking for a fellow who wants to become an independent investigator and who will fit into our collaborative, happy and productive culture. Dr. McAndrew’s laboratory conducts research on Veterans’ views of their health and develops innovative patient-centered behavioral interventions. Current projects include a multi-site randomized controlled trial of telephone delivered Problem-Solving Therapy for Gulf War Illness and a multi-site prospective longitudinal study of doctor patient relationship. The incumbent will have opportunities to assist in the development and implementation of clinical interventions, qualitative studies and longitudinal observational studies. The fellow will contribute to ongoing manuscript writing efforts and take the lead in developing their own manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed journals. They will also receive training in grant writing and lead their own grant submission. We collaborate with researchers across the US and have a strong affiliation with the University at Albany and Rutgers University.
The WRIISC maintains a vibrant fellowship training program that provides the opportunity for motivated candidates to gain the skills and the research experience to become an independent investigator. The WRIISC is a tertiary clinical research center just outside of New York City that specializes in helping Veterans with post-deployment health concerns. The WRIISC uses an integrated and translational approach. Our fellowship program provides a number of educational opportunities including seminars in grant writing, publishing in high impact journals, etc. There are also opportunities to gain additional training or experiences in health education, neuropsychology, physiology, imaging or exercise science. Faculty at the WRIISC have expertise in clinical psychology, behavioral medicine, medically unexplained illness, diabetes, women’s health, exercise science, integrative physiology, neuropsychology, imaging and health services and also have appointments at our academic affiliate, Rutgers and the University at Albany. Clinical or Counseling Psychology applicants must have graduated from an APA accredited program and internship. All applicants must be a US citizen. Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter to Lisa McAndrew, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org.