Pediatric Neuropsychologist – Boston

Pediatric Neuropsychologist – Boston

 

PEDIATRIC NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST POSITION

EPILEPSY AND CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY

 

The DEPARTMENTS OF NEUROLOGY, NEURORADIOLOGY and PSYCHIATRY in coordination with the CENTER FOR NEUROPSYCHOLOGY at BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL/Harvard Medical School, are seeking a pediatric neuropsychologist for a full time combined research and clinical position providing neuropsychological services to patients in the Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology.

 

The Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, situated within the number one Pediatric Neurology Department (US News and World Report 2014), is a large and busy center with an active epilepsy surgery program. The neuropsychologist who fills this position will join two well-established neuropsychologists that comprise the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy Program, along with a dynamic interdisciplinary team of twelve epileptologists, nurse practitioners and a social worker dedicated to the clinical care and research of pediatric epilepsy. Neuropsychologists play an integral role in the epilepsy surgery program, including pre-and post-neuropsychological evaluation, Wada procedures, cortical mapping consultation and participation in epilepsy surgery conference. A wide variety of patients are referred for neuropsychological evaluation.

 

This combined position includes 60% time spent providing neuropsychology clinical services and 40% research time focused on neuropsychology and imaging studies for patients undergoing epilepsy surgery evaluation.  Research funding will be provided for two years along with mentoring and support for grant funding for continuing research commitment.

 

The neuropsychologist will be a staff clinician in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, member of the training faculty in the Center for Neuropsychology, and eligible for an academic appointment in Psychology through the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  The Center for Neuropsychology is a member postdoctoral training site of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN).

 

Training in an accredited doctoral program, completion of a postdoctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology, and formal training/experience in neuroimaging research are required.  Candidates must be licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Psychologists and credentialed before beginning the position. Academic appointment at Harvard Medical School will likely be at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level.   Boston Children’s Hospital is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We place a strong emphasis on the values of equality, diversity, and compassion.

 

More information about Boston Children’s Hospital can be found at our web site. http://www.childrenshospital.org/

 

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and career goals, and the names and addresses of three referees to: Ms Carol Berne, Department of Psychiatry (Fegan 8), Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115; carol.berne@childrens.harvard.edu

Documents may also be faxed to 617 730-0319 to Ms Berne’s attention.