Friday, January 27, 2012

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA - 1 postdoctoral position in rehabilitation psychology

The Division of Rehabilitation Psychology in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Ohio State University is accepting applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship will emphasize clinical training for inpatient brain trauma, stroke, and spinal cord injury rehabilitation while providing the opportunity to customize the experience based on clinical or research interests. In addition, the fellow will have the unique opportunity to pursue clinical experiences in emerging domains of rehabilitation psychology, including neurorehabilitation and neuromodulation. Training will emphasize prerequisites for Board Certification as a Rehabilitation Psychologist. Fellows will be assisted with preparation for licensure in psychology. The fellowship start date is September 1, 2012 but an earlier or later start date is negotiable.

SETTING: Dodd Hall is a nationally acclaimed rehabilitation program in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the OSU Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State consistently ranks among the nation’s best rehabilitation programs in the U.S. News & World Report, and is CARF accredited for general rehabilitation, brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke rehabilitation. The OSU Medical Center is a dynamic and growing academic medical center with signature programs in neuroscience, imaging, heart, cancer, transplant and critical care.

FACULTY: The Division of Rehabilitation Psychology is one of the largest in the country and includes nine licensed psychologists, five of whom have ABPP certification in rehabilitation psychology. John D. Corrigan, PhD, ABPP, is the Division Director.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES: Protected research time is available for fellows to develop specialized clinical-research skills in an area of interest. OSU is currently conducting cutting-edge, clinically relevant behavioral and brain research in a number of areas. These include clinical and neurological effects of deep brain stimulation, transcutaneous magnetic stimulation, telerehabilitation, rehabilitation-induced neuroplasticity and treatment of substance misuse. The department offers a number of unique programmatic settings for research, including the Ohio Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, the Center for Neuromodulation, and the OSU Medical Center Stroke Center of Excellence. Research typically takes place within multidisciplinary teams utilizing a highly collaborative approach. Projects are currently funded through grants from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research in the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have completed and successfully defended their doctorate in psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program and have completed an APA or APIC accredited internship by their start date.

SALARY and BENEFITS: The position has an annual first-year salary of $38,500 and includes health benefits, fifteen days of vacation/personal leave, paid holidays, and paid leave/travel support to attend one national rehabilitation conference per year.

APPLICATIONS: Interested applicants should send a letter of interest; current curriculum vita; and three letters of reference to: Wanda McEntyre, PhD, ABPP; Training Director; Division of Rehabilitation Psychology; The Ohio State University; 480 Medical Center Drive; Columbus, Ohio 43210; ; (614) 293-3830. Applicants who have not yet completed dissertation requirements must submit a letter from their primary advisor indicating that all requirements will be met prior to the fellowship start date.

OSU MEDICAL CENTER: The Ohio State University Medical Center is one of the largest and most diverse academic medical centers in the country. The center includes a top-30 College of Medicine six hospitals, a network of primary and specialty care practices, more than a dozen research centers and institutes and 20 core laboratories. Seven medical programs are designated among the nation’s 25 best programs by U.S. News & World Report. Four programs, including rehabilitation, are ranked in the top 20.

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY: OSU is a public research university located in Columbus, Ohio. It was originally founded in 1870 as a land-grant university and is currently the third largest university campus in the United States. Ohio State's 1,764 acres of main campus is approximately 2.5 miles north of the city's downtown. U.S. News & World Report rated Ohio State as 18th best public university, 55th overall university, and 14th "Up and Coming" college for undergraduates. In 2011, QS World University Rankings ranked Ohio State 111th in the world, and awarded the university the maximum five stars for excellence.

LIFE IN COLUMBUS, OHIO: Columbus is the capital and most populous city in the state of Ohio. It is located at the scenic confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers. Columbus is a diverse and cosmopolitan city with a professional hockey team, quaint neighborhoods and a large convention center. The city is easily accessible from other major metropolitan areas and has a broad economy based on government, insurance, banking, defense, research, education, retail and technology. Columbus is home to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, rated #1 by USA Travel Guide. In addition, Columbus is home to Battelle Memorial Institute, the world’s largest private research and development foundation. Columbus is known as a family friendly city and was ranked a top ten city by Relocate America in 2010.