Monday, June 24, 2013

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA -1 Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Psychosocial Treatment of Chronic Pain

The University of Alabama, Dept. of Psychology, Pain Management Team (, Beverly Thorn, Ph.D., ABPP

This postdoctoral position is a one-two year opportunity to participate in psychosocial research regarding the multiple influences of cognitive variables on the course, severity, and treatment of chronic pain, currently supported by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the College of Arts &Sciences, The University of Alabama. Primary duties involve the day-to-day management of an on-going cognitive-behavioral research program for management of chronic pain in rural, low-SES minorities and non-minorities. We are also in the process of designing a pilot testing an MBSR intervention for restless leg syndrome, and the post-doc will be included in that project as well. The fellow will be expected to participate in grant writing and manuscript preparation (including dissemination at national conferences), and to assist with research supervision of graduate and select undergraduate students (vertical team approach). The fellow will work closely with Dr. Beverly Thorn in the execution of these duties and will have additional support from Dr. Joshua Eyer, a research scientist employed in the lab.

Candidates will have completed or be near completion of their Ph.D. from a doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology, including the completion of a predoctoral internship. Clinical research experience is expected in biopsychosocial interventions for health problems (broadly defined); data management and analysis experience; and publication(s) in refereed journal(s). The position will provide one year of clinical research hours suitable for licensure in most jurisdictions with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Fellows will also be immediately eligible for licensure, as the state of Alabama does not have a postdoctoral requirement for candidacy for licensure. The stipend is $35,000 for one calendar year with the status of temporary full-time employee, affording many of the benefits of faculty status. Fellows are eligible for standard faculty health benefits through BCBS of Alabama.

To apply go to: Also contact Beverly Thorn at

Beverly E. Thorn, Ph.D., ABPP
Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology
Professor and Chair of Psychology The University of Alabama
348 Gordon Palmer Hall
505 Hackberry Lane
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348
Phone: 205-348-5024
Fax: 205-348-8648
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