Monday, January 16, 2012

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA - 1 postdoctoral fellowship (sports concussions)

For those of you who are interested, application materials needed to be submitted by January 23, 2012.

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Concussion Program is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral fellowship position. This is a 2 year position under the clinical direction of Michael W. Collins, Ph.D. The UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program is involved in concussion management at all levels of sports participation, including professional, collegiate, high school, and recreational.

The program is housed within Orthopaedic Surgery and is based within the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, one of the largest sports medicine facilities in the country. The program continues to expand since its introduction in 2000 and there are now 5 full-time attending Clinical Neuropsychologists, as well as many other medical healthcare practitioners, forming an interdisciplinary management and treatment approach for sports concussion. The volume of patient referrals is high and extensive programmatic research is occurring within our program. Duties will primarily consist of brief and extended neuropsychological evaluations of child and adult athletes with sports and recreation-related concussion. In addition, the clinic receives referrals for neuropsychological evaluations of patients with non-sport TBI, as well as other neurological and psychiatric disorders. Involvement in research is encouraged through provision of dedicated research time on a weekly basis.

The appointment is a 24-month, full time position, beginning in August or September, 2012. A doctoral degree in psychology, completion of an APA-accredited internship, and training in neuropsychological assessment are required. Review of the applications is ongoing, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send their CV, 3 letters of recommendation, and a statement of goals and interests via email to or via postal mail to: Dr. Micky Collins, 3200 S. Water St.; Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Jonathan French, PsyD. UPMC Sports Medicine Neuropsychology Fellow 412-432-3870