Supportive Oncology – Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Faculty/Clinical Faculty | Medical College - Main Campus | Psychology

The Rush University Cancer Center and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center are seeking a Supportive Oncology Postdoctoral Fellow to join its team.

This is an exciting two-year opportunity to gain valuable clinical experiences with a multidisciplinary team at a major academic medical center, and to develop related research expertise. Responsibilities will include: inpatient consultation and outpatient psychotherapy with a varied oncology population, opportunities for integrated care in comprehensive cancer clinics, program development, and research. The ideal candidate will have clinical experience in psycho-oncology or working with patients with serious physical illness. Candidates should also have a research background with some publications, be knowledgeable in advanced statistics, and will be interested in establishing a scientist-practitioner career. Qualified candidates must have an APA approved doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.

Rush is transforming cancer care with a new state-of-the-art outpatient cancer center, innovative technologies and treatments, advanced clinical trials and a cutting-edge precision oncology program. This is an exciting time to be part of integrative psychosocial medicine at Rush, as we welcome Dr. Teresa Deshields as our new Supportive Oncology Director. Join us in our mission to improve the health of the patients and the diverse communities we serve with nationally recognized health care, education and research, as well as a commitment to community partnerships.

For a complete application, please submit a CV, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation.

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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