We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a strong foundation in interventions research to begin in summer 2021. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved with the NIMH-funded Optimizing ADHD Treatment Engagement Using Technology Study (PI: Melissa Dvorsky, Ph.D., M.S.). The primary focus of this study is to develop and pilot a technology-enhanced behavioral treatment for adolescents who have ADHD. As part of this grant, we will be conducting focus groups with adolescents, parents, teachers and school mental health providers, developing an implementation approach for delivery in schools, and conducting a pilot randomized controlled trial of the homework, organization and time management/planning skills intervention with or without a technology augmentation.
Research responsibilities include conducting diagnostic assessments; supervising research staff; forming and maintaining relationships with school/community stakeholders; data management and processing in REDCap and SPSS. Opportunities for data analysis, manuscript preparation and grant writing are available and encouraged. The fellow will have access to multiple large longitudinal and treatment datasets focused on mental health, attention and behavior in children, adolescents and emerging adults.
Clinical supervision for licensure will be provided. This fellow will have the opportunity to provide outpatient clinical care within the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health in the ADHD & Learning Differences Program, though the fellow will also have opportunities to provide care in other settings at Children’s National Hospital. The fellow will have built-in didactics pertaining to childhood behavioral health and a range of other topics to promote the fellow’s trajectory as an independent clinical psychologist. In addition to involvement in research and clinical care, the fellow will have professional development opportunities pertaining to program development/evaluation, education, research, community engagement and advocacy in conjunction with the ADHD & Learning Differences Program.
Necessary qualifications include:
- A Ph.D. in clinical psychology, school psychology or related field
- Research experience in the content of clinical research
- Clinical experience conducting diagnostic interviews
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
Applicants who have a research or clinical background in ADHD, interventions and/or school/community-based implementation research will be given strongest consideration. Applicants from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
This is a one-year position (with the possibility of renewal for additional years). Start date is summer 2021.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV, or direct any questions regarding this fellowship, to Melissa Dvorsky, Ph.D., M.S. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.
We look forward to reviewing your application!