June 4, 2014

UYTC Post-Doctoral Fellow Job Description

The Urban Youth Trauma Center (UYTC) in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral fellow in community-based dissemination and implementation of trauma focused prevention and intervention treatment programs, with an emphasis on violence and co-occurring substance abuse and disruptive behavior disorders. 

UYTC is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) with federal, local, and foundation funding and related activities. 

The UYTC post-doctoral position will be up to a two-year position (renewable after the first year contingent upon satisfactory performance review) with responsibilities that include the following primary tasks:
  • Participation in manual protocol/treatment trainings for professional providers and community members
  • Participation in collaboration and consultation with partnering agencies and professionals
  • Contribution to database development, management, and analysis
  • Preparation of IRB submissions and amendments
  • Preparation of formal written reports for funding agencies
  • Opportunity for authorship in peer-reviewed journal manuscripts and scholarly conferences dependent of level of contribution.
  • Opportunity for independent external grant application submissions


  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Social Work or a related social science
  • Interest in urban youth and families
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in team setting

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