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Psychiatry seeks full-time support of ongoing clinical research efforts in pediatric suicide risk detection and intervention. Will work on assessments and intervention in pediatric emergency room and psychiatry hospital settings at VUMC.

VUMC Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking to hire a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to support ongoing clinical research efforts in pediatric suicide risk detection and intervention. The postdoctoral fellow will assist in ongoing Department initiatives to improve suicide risk assessment and intervention in the pediatric emergency room and psychiatric hospital settings at VUMC. The postdoctoral fellow will also assist with NIMH and foundation supported projects focused on adolescent suicide risk detection and intervention development to support parents and families of adolescents at risk for suicide. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to conduct clinical risk assessments, support clinical training initiatives, participate in recruitment, data collection, and analysis for ongoing research projects, supervise undergraduates and medical students, prepare manuscripts for peer-review publication, and assist with grant proposals. Clinical supervision and research mentorship will be provided by Alex Bettis, PhD, Meg Benningfield, MD, and Allyson Cundiff, MD.

Required qualifications:
-Doctorate-level degree in clinical psychology (clinical internship must be completed prior to start date);
-Research interest and clinical background in pediatric suicide risk assessment and prevention;
-Excellent written and oral communication skills;
-Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis techniques;
-Project management experience;
-Ability to engage effectively across a range of clinical providers and settings.

To apply, please email a cover letter and CV to Dr. Bettis ( Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable between July and September 2022.

Alexandra Bettis
: (615) 322-2265
2021-12-09 18:04:35

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