Two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology

Two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology

The Healthy Aging & Neuropsychology Lab at Union College (upstate NY) announces the availability of a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship in clinical neuropsychology, commencing in the summer of  2014. The fellowship is funded by an NIA grant (R15 AG042109-01A1) led by Cay Anderson-Hanley and colleagues at Albany Medical Center, Columbia University, Skidmore College, Stratton VA, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, and University of Illinois.

The fellowship will provide opportunities for training and experience with neuropsychological, physiological, neuroimaging, and ecologically valid outcomes in older adults participating in the Aerobic and Cognitive Exercise Study (ACES). The fellow will engage in mentored clinical research, to include: evaluating, enrolling, and monitoring patients with MCI in a 6-month clinical intervention trial that combines mental and physical exercise. There will be opportunity for structured didactics consistent with the guidelines from the Houston Conference. The fellow will gain experience and mentorship in the supervision and training of undergraduate researchers. The position will require commuting to at least three clinical sites within the local region.

Applicants should have completed (or be in the process of completing by summer 2014) an APA-approved PhD and internship in clinical/counseling psychology. Demonstrated interest/productivity in neuropsychological, geriatrics, or health psychology research is required. Previous research experience working with older adults and sport psychology or exercise science would be ideal. Union College is located in upstate New York’s Capital Region, a midsized metropolitan area full of affordable neighborhoods and interesting cultural and recreational opportunities (e.g., vibrant theaters, hiking, skiing, etc.). It is also about an hour from the Adirondack Mountains and about three hours from Boston and New York City. Union is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

Interested applicants may forward their CV to: andersoc@union.edu. Applicants may later be invited to send letters of reference and work samples. Interviews may be conducted at: Union College (NY), the February INS meeting in Seattle, or the April SBM meeting in Philadelphia. Review of applications begins immediately.