Virginia Commonwealth University – Postdoctoral Fellow

Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Organization: Virginia Commonwealth University

Location: Richmond, VA

Application Due Date: January 2018, Open until filled

Position Description:

Virginia Commonwealth University
Rehabilitation of Neurological Disorders
Notice of Postdoctoral Fellowship Position Openings

Training Program Objectives:
To provide comprehensive training in areas relating to neurological disorders and rehabilitation:

  • Research specialization may focus on areas including neuropsychology, rehabilitation psychology, marriage and family therapy, neuroimaging, return to work, substance abuse, and functional outcomes
  • Training individually tailored to meet fellows’ needs
  • Designed to produce highly qualified clinical researchers

To provide fellows with relevant experience by involving them in ongoing clinical research programs staffed by accomplished medical school faculty

To help fellows master the skills necessary to develop and write scientific publications and successful grant applications

To encourage and support fellows’ productivity as indicated by presentations at conferences and publication of manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals

To help fellows successfully find employment after completing the program

Training Setting:
The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System has a vast and well integrated network of clinical and research programs to help persons with traumatic brain injury and other neurological disorders. The health system is a major component of Virginia Commonwealth University, the state’s largest university comprising 13 schools with more than 31,000 students. VCU’s health system’s extensive resource network includes one of the nation’s largest teaching hospitals, an accredited inpatient rehabilitation program, a broad array of outpatient rehabilitation programs, a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, and a NIDILRR (National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research). Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of Care. We are also home to three international rehabilitation journals (NeuroRehabilitation, Brain Injury, and Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation), the international Williamsburg brain injury rehabilitation conference, and the National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury.

Training Particulars:

Funded by NIDILRR, the 2-year Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training fellowship includes opportunities to work with a diversity of neurological conditions and disorders. Outstanding multidisciplinary mentors, didactic experiences, and collaborative and independent research activities provide the foundation for the training program. Mentors include internationally and nationally renowned, distinguished scientists from the fields of rehabilitation medicine, neuropsychology, neurosurgery, family science, and vocational rehabilitation. Core courses on ethics, biostatistics, research design, and grant writing will be complemented by graduate courses, seminars, grand rounds, and conferences. When requested, fellows are provided with clinical supervision to help them meet licensing requirements. Positions are now being recruited on a rolling basis. Stipend is commensurate with NIH guidelines for postdoctoral fellows. Funds are provided for course tuition, conference travel, and health insurance.

How to Apply:

To initiate your application, please send a CV, statement of interests, and names of three references to: J. Kreutzer, Ph.D., ABPP at jeffrey.kreutzer@vcuhealth.org>

Organization Website: https://pmr.vcu.edu/