September 10, 2014

Postdoc position in military suicide - NCVS at Univ of Utah

The National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral fellowship research position. Craig J. Bryan, Psy.D., ABPP, Executive Director of the National Center for Veterans Studies and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, is seeking applicants for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position. The fellowship is most suitable for candidates with an interest in gaining expertise in clinical trials methodology, military suicide prevention and PTSD, cognitive behavior therapy, and psychotherapy research. Primary job functions will involve the oversight and coordination of a 4-year, Department of Defense-funded suicide risk screening study to be completed in three military primary care clinics across the United States. Additional information about the National Center for Veterans Studies and its ongoing projects is available online:

The duties and responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow are:
*Problem solves research-related issues, assists with the correct usage of the risk management protocol, and maintains communication between the research team and each research site.
*Participates in individual and group supervision. Reviews audiotaped assessment interviews for the purposes of fidelity monitoring and integrity checks.
*Attends trainings on military mental health, suicide risk assessment, management, and treatment.
*Contributes to the preparation of scholarly presentations and publications.
*Designs experiments related to project hypotheses and objectives, conducts research for the project as needed, prepares and submits abstracts and manuscripts for publications, and supervises/trains graduate and undergraduate students involved in the project when necessary.
*Presents study-related results at scientific and professional meetings.

Qualified applicants will have earned a Ph.D., Psy.D., or equivalent in Clinical and/or Counseling Psychology, Social Work, or a related health care field. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in and will be responsible for writing research papers and grants, and be comfortable learning new software and applying novel technology towards relevant psychological problems. A successful track record of grant-writing, scholarly productivity, and attention to detail is essential.

Additional information about this position can be found online:

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