Friday, January 27, 2012

Shriners Hospitals for Children®, Chicago, IL,USA - 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology

Shriners Hospitals for Children®, Chicago in association with Marquette University seeks candidates for two- to three-year research fellowships to begin July 1-September 1, 2012. The postdoctoral program is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

The deadline for applications is February 6, 2012. Fellows will have the opportunity to work on ongoing research projects as well as to work on projects of their own design. Our group was recently awarded a Research Center Grant on Technologies for Children with Orthopaedic Disabilities (NIDRR RERC). We are especially interested in recruiting an individual with interests in pediatric spinal cord dysfunctions and orthopedic disabilities. Other areas of research include: transition in the lifespan, motion analyses, and pediatric pain rehabilitation. Depending on area of expertise, fellows may engage in integrative research bridging two or more disciplines (e.g., psychology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, biomedical engineering).

The program offers directed mentorship, research training, and formal didactic components. It includes a cross-disciplinary course structure for all fellows. Trainees attend courses, symposia and seminars in areas, which include Evidence Based Research, Scientific Writing and Grantsmanship, Biostatistics and Outcomes Assessment, and Motion and Mobility Analysis. Clinical hours towards licensure are available. Candidates must have obtained their doctoral degree from an APA-approved program and completed an APA-accredited internship with a focus on pediatric or rehabilitation psychology by the start date. Annual salary and fringe benefits are competitive. The program also includes support for conference travel, career planning, and job search assistance.

Shriners Hospitals for Children® is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug- and smoke-free workplace. Interested candidates should send a statement of interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation via email:

Kathy Zebracki, Ph.D.
Director of Psychology
Shriners Hospitals for Children®
2211 N. Oak Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60707

Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. For more information, please visit