Postdoctoral Position in Behavioral Sleep Medicine – Chicago, IL

Postdoctoral Position in Behavioral Sleep Medicine – Chicago, IL

Postdoctoral Position in Behavioral Sleep Medicine – Chicago, IL

The Sleep Disorders Service and Research Center in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM) to begin in the summer/fall of 2014, pending final approval of funding. The primary responsibility of the BSM fellow will be to assist with the coordination and daily management of NIH-funded projects on the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and comorbid insomnia and the assessment of sleep in chronic migraine. Job duties include screening interviews, coordination of treatment, study assessments, and supervision of research staff. As part of these responsibilities, the candidate will receive training in conducting clinical trials as well as grant writing and project management. The BSM fellow may also carry a small clinical case load and participate in seminars, rounds, and case conferences at the Rush Sleep Center. The Rush Sleep Disorders Center is a fully-accredited sleep facility by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The BSM training program is accredited by the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and completion of the postdoctoral fellowship would position the candidate to meet eligibility requirements for the standard track of the BSM Certification Exam.

The ideal candidate will have experience in BSM and/or sleep research, including assessment of sleep disorders, cognitive-behavior therapy for insomnia (CBTI), or adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). In addition, the ideal candidate would be expected to conduct individual CBTI sessions with research participants and help coordinate CPAP therapy with patients. Experience with human subjects research and excellent communication skills are essential. Technical experience with polysomnography, actigraphy, CPAP equipment, and Dim Light Melatonin Onset (DLMO) collection is preferred but not required. The successful candidate should hold a Doctoral degree (Ph.D or PsyD) in Clinical or Counseling Psychology with a demonstrated interest in BSM.

Salary and benefits are competitive and are generally commensurate with NIH standards. The expected duration of the position is for two years and can be extended depending upon funding availability and annual review of progress. Rush University Medical Center is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and ethnic minority individuals and women are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send CV and cover letter to Jason Ong, Ph.D., Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Training Program at jason_ong. Inquiries should also be directed to Dr. Ong at the email address above. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.