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Fellowship Opportunities

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunities are available throughout the year at the UCI Center on Stress & Health in conjunction with CHOC Children's and UCI Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care.

The postdoctoral fellowship position at UCI Center on Stress & Health is an excellent opportunity for a candidate with interest in receiving mentoring in conducting new, cutting-edge research in pain, stress, and anxiety in the context of medical environment and disease burden. The primary objective of this fellowship opportunity is to provide mentoring in grant writing, manuscript preparation, and data analysis to prepare the individual for an academically oriented career in pediatric pain research.

Excellent mentoring will be provided by Zeev Kain, MD, MBA, Chancellor's Professor, UCI Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care. Dr. Kain is a recognized international expert in the management of anxiety and pain of children undergoing invasive medical procedures. Dr. Kain has been extensively involved in training postdoctoral and medical fellows at the national level and many are currently federally funded faculty on their way to becoming future leaders in pediatric pain and psychology research. Mentoring will also be provided by Michelle Fortier, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist, Co-Director for the Center on Stress & Health. Dr. Fortier has a program of research in pain management of children undergoing treatment for cancer.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in research design and planning, practical implementation of research studies, data analysis, grant writing, manuscript preparation and dissemination of research findings through attendance of conference proceedings. Educational experiences are part of this position, including opportunities to attend a number of medical school-sponsored lectures about a wide variety of topics related to clinical research, patient care, and the perioperative environment. Clinical opportunities may also be available. We are looking for a bright, motivated person who works well with other professionals from a variety of disciplines.

Special consideration will be given to bilingual/bicultural Spanish speaking applicants as this fellowship opportunity can be combined with a supplemental grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have completed their doctoral training in clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program prior to the start date; completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship; and demonstrated strong potential for a career in pediatric psychology research. We offer competitive salary commensurate with NIH guidelines and benefits.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send their CV, a 1-2 page letter describing their goals, interests and experiences to:
Haydee Cortes