Sunday, May 29, 2011

University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - 1 neuropsychology post-doctoral Fellow

The Section of Neuropsychology, Department of Neuro-Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has an opening for a post-doctoral Fellow starting September 1, 2011. This is a two-year, full time position with competitive salary of $43,000, excellent benefits, and a professional development fund of $1500 each year for conferences, travel, books, etc.. The section currently includes four full time neuropsychologists (all Board certified or eligible), one post-doctoral Fellow, and two full time psychometrists. The MD Anderson Neuropsychology Fellowship training program has been active for more than 9 years. MD Anderson Cancer Center has consistently been rated the #1 cancer hospital by U.S. News and World Report. Our program is one of the few that offer the opportunity to gain extensive clinical experience in neuropsychology in a primary cancer setting. While the focus of training is on the cognitive, psychological, and quality of life sequelae of cancer and cancer treatment in adults, this position offers a broad range of clinical experiences with a diverse group of outpatients in a multidisciplinary setting. The Fellow also has the option of performing a minor rotation among a number of sites in the Texas Medical Center, including Baylor College of Medicine, various University of Texas Health Science Center institutes, and The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, which offer further opportunities for gaining clinical experience in the areas of dementia, stroke, epilepsy, TBI and rehabilitation. Fellows interested in providing counseling/psychotherapy to cancer survivors are also encouraged to apply.

Extensive research opportunities are available, and Fellows will have protected time which can be dedicated to clinical research. There are numerous projects in the areas of cancer and cognition and the effects of cancer therapy on cognition in both CNS and non-CNS patients, as well as the effects of cancer and cancer treatment on patient mood, symptoms, and QOL. Opportunities exist to collaborate with Imaging Physics for Fellows interested in functional MRI. The section also maintains strong collaborations with colleagues in Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology, Neuroradiology, Radiation Oncology, and Psychiatry. Fellows are expected to actively participate in weekly seminars in Neuropsychology, but also have access to campus-wide educational events including brain cutting, Neuro-Oncology tumor board and journal club, and presentations by Neurosurgery, Integrative Medicine, and the Clinical Ethics service, among others. In addition, Fellows may have the opportunity to observe neurosurgical procedures such as awake craniotomies with tumor resection. MD Anderson Fellows are also eligible to attend numerous other didactic events in the Texas Medical Center. We also have a longstanding graduate training program in which the Fellow may gain teaching and supervisory skills.

Applicants must be a graduate of an APA approved clinical psychology program which includes training in neuropsychology, and have been awarded a degree of Ph.D., Psy.D., or equivalent, as per Houston Conference Guidelines. Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2011. For additional information, contact the training director:

Jennie L. Rexer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Neuropsychology Fellowship Training Director
Section of Neuropsychology, Dept of Neuro-Oncology
UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. Unit 431
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Phone: 713-745-5051