Position Title: Neuropsychology/Geropsychology Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Late Life Depression/Neurodegenerative Disease at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Position Description: This Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center emphasizes the development of specific skills and competencies in conducting research related to cognitive dysfunction in Major Depressive Disorder in older adults and diseases of aging. The research training focuses on the evaluation of cognitive dysfunction, accelerated cognitive decline, and structural and functional brain abnormalities associated with late life depression and neurodegenerative disease. The core faculty member for this fellowship is a Neuropsychologist. Fellows will devote 75% time to research and can allocate up to 25% percent of their time for clinical, educational, and administrative activities. In collaboration with their mentor, fellows will develop and implement a research project, present their findings at meetings, and publish their work. Additionally, fellows will participate in grant development and grant writing. Clinical training focuses on neuropsychological assessment in a veteran population. For more information regarding this Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, please contact Dr. Scott Mackin (Scott.Mackin@ucsf.edu).
The research fellowships are full-time, two-year, 52 week commitments (2080 hours per year) beginning either July 2 or September 4, 2018.
Stipend and Benefits
The current stipend is $50,006 for the first year. VA offers individual and family health insurance plans for fellows on a matching basis.
Candidates MUST be US citizens and graduates of APA-accredited doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology and MUST have completed an APA-accredited internship.
To apply for this fellowship, please submit application materials listed below to the following email address: Scott.Mackin@ucsf.edu. Please do not mail any materials in hard copy form.
1. Letter of interest, clearly indicating which fellowship to which you are applying (Neuropsychology/Geropsychology/Dr. Mackin) as well as where you found the job posting.
2. Current Curriculum Vitae
3. Three letters of Recommendation
4. A letter of support from your Dissertation chairperson describing your dissertation status and timeline if you have not completed your graduate degree. All requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed prior to the start of the fellowship year.
5. A letter of support from your current Internship Training Director indicating that you are in good standing to successfully complete your predoctoral internship, including the expected completion date.
6. After all application materials are emailed to please send an email confirmation of completed application to Dr. Scott Mackin at Scott.Mackin@ucsf.edu
Scott Mackin, Ph.D.
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
4150 Clement St,
San Francisco, CA 94121
Application Deadline Date: Applications should be submitted by December 15, 2017. Applications received after December 15, 2017 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Disclaimers: This position is subject to background investigation.