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NCPTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System and BUSM Seeks Clinical Research Psychologist

The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a multi-site consortium within the Department of Veterans Affairs, mandated by Congress to study traumatic stress and its consequences. The Behavioral Science Division, located in Boston, anticipates a staff position with duties beginning in 2006.

The Behavioral Science Division is nationally recognized for developing model research and clinical programs in stress, trauma and health. The division has outstanding resources for research, training and clinical activities. This includes exceptional opportunities for collaboration with colleagues locally and across the National Center consortium, with professionals in military and DOD positions, with investigators in major research centers at VA Boston, and with affiliated colleagues at Boston University in both the School of Medicine and Department of Psychology, and at Boston Medical Center.

National Center activities emphasize the study and treatment of trauma-related conditions in military veterans, but candidates who have interest in related areas of research (e.g., with other trauma populations or comorbid conditions), complementary research methods (e.g., neuroscience, genetic or quantitative), or compatible areas of study (e.g., personality, psychopathology or lifespan development) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Requirements for the position are a PhD and clinical internship from APA-accredited programs, demonstrated research and grant writing skills, and either already licensed in the U.S. or eligible for professional licensure in Massachusetts. In addition to their own research and clinical activities, division staff supervise clinical work by predoctoral psychology interns who are training in an APA-accredited program, as well as research and clinical work of postdoctoral fellows participating in the NIMH-funded training program for which National Center staff serve as faculty.

Faculty appointment at the Boston University School of Medicine is anticipated for this position; an additional appointment in the Department of Psychology at Boston University is possible. Salary and benefits are competitive. Applications will be reviewed as received and will be accepted until the position is filled, but receipt by December 15, 2005, is encouraged.

Please send a curriculum vita, reprints, a cover letter, and arrange for three letters of reference, to Terence M. Keane, PhD, National Center for PTSD (116B-2), VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130-4817. The Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Researcher Needed at Georgetown University

The Psychiatry Department of Georgetown University Medical Center seeks a mid-level researcher (MD or PhD) whose research interests are compatible with a major departmental research program of trauma-related mental health services for economically disadvantaged women in primary care settings. A specialization in child/adolescent trauma is preferred. The department’s Center for Trauma and the Community focuses on the development of sustainable, culturally appropriate mental health interventions for underserved women and their families, in collaboration with community partners in the Washington, DC, area. There are multiple opportunities for teaching and collaboration with other departments at the medical school.

Record of publications, along with current sponsored research funding, or evidence of ability to secure funding, required. Send letter, CV, two publications, and references to Steven Epstein, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center, Kober Cogan Hall, Washington, DC 20007. Georgetown University is an affirmative action, EOE employer.