Population Behavioral Health -Trauma Psychology - Post-Doctoral Fellow
Faculty/Clinical Faculty | Medical College - Main Campus | Psychology

Rush University Medical Center’s (RUMC) Department of Psychiatry in downtown Chicago is recruiting Post-Doctoral Fellows for the Section of Population Behavioral Health.

The Fellows will play an integral part in the delivery of evidence-based treatments to adults suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Specifically, the Fellows will be study therapists for a clinical trial examining the feasibility and effectiveness of Cognitive Processing Therapy delivered over the course of a single week. In addition to delivering the intensive PTSD treatment, Fellows will conduct structured diagnostic interview assessments for PTSD and comorbid disorders.

Fellows will receive training in evidence-based PTSD treatments (Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure), as well as gold standard structured diagnostic assessments. Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in other ongoing clinical research in the Section for Population Behavioral Health and the Department of Psychiatry. This postdoctoral fellowship is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience working with a multidisciplinary team at a major academic medical center, while also being able to provide direct clinical care to individuals residing in Chicago’s underserved communities. The postdoctoral fellowship is for one year, with a possible option of extending it to an additional year by mutual agreement. 

The ideal candidate will have experience working with underserved adult patient populations who have experienced trauma. Experience or interest in evidence-based trauma treatments is desired. Qualified candidates will also have a strong research background and some publications, and will be interested in establishing a career as a scientist-practitioner. Qualified candidates must have an APA approved doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.

For a complete application, please submit both a CV and Cover Letter.


Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.


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