Description: The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Excellence in Behavioral Medicine is seeking two full time post-doctoral fellows for 1-3 years. The program emphasizes mentored clinical and research training. The successful candidate will be involved in the delivery of an intervention to advanced cancer patients as part of a NCI funded trial.

The fellow will be embedded into a medical team in the Department of Surgery’s Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Transplantation and provide both inpatient and outpatient evaluation and treatment of patients diagnosed with cancer as well as living kidney and liver donors. The fellow will gain supervised clinical experience that may be applied toward licensure requirements. Furthermore, the fellow will have the opportunity to engage in clinical research and prepare original manuscripts using data from established data sets that include a wide array of psychological, behavioral, biological, and health outcomes with a variety of patient populations and their family caregivers. The rich training opportunities at the University of Pittsburgh include didactic training in career development, grantsmanship, best practices in developing and maintaining a laboratory,work life balance, advantaged and disadvantages of collaboration and several grand round offerings each week. The fellow will also participate in weekly transplantation and oncology related medical meetings.

Requirements: Prior training in clinical psychology and a Ph.D. is required.

Contact: Interested individuals should send a current CV, names of three references, and a one page letter of interest describing their research training, interests, and a short- and ling-term career goal before or by June 1, 2016 to Jennifer Steel, Ph.D.; Director of Center for Excellence in Behavioral Medicine to steeljl@upmc.edu. Start dates include July-September 2016.