Psychiatry Training Positions

UMass Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

The UMass Addiction Fellowship in collaboration with the Bedford Veterans Center for Addiction Treatment (VCAT) has positions available for fellows to start on July 1, 2014. This fellowship program has affiliations with different private, public and federal sectors such as Adcare Hospital, Spectrum Health Systems, Community Healthlink and Bedford VA Hospital, that not only offers the fellow exposure to patients with a broad range of substance use disorders, but also prepares the fellow to be competent to succeed in highly demanding settings. Interested candidates should contact: Gerardo Gonzalez, MD, Director of Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 365 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605 or emailgerardo.gonzalez@umassmed.edu  AA/EOE 

Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship with focus on tobacco cessation at the Bedford VA for Fall 2013

The postdoctoral residency program at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial (ENRM) Veterans Affairs Medical Center is offering an APA-accredited residency program in General Clinical Psychology with a special emphasis on Smoking Cessation.

The resident will receive training in the coordination, consultation and direct delivery of tobacco cessation services. The resident will work closely with multiple disciplines in order to assess and treat veterans with tobacco use disorders. The resident will deliver evidence-based tobacco use cessation services for veterans in a primary care setting and provide tailored tobacco cessation services for veterans with comorbid psychiatric disorders. In addition, the postdoctoral resident will have the opportunity to engage in program development for tobacco cessation services and tobacco research at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, including research on acceptance and mindfulness-based smoking cessation treatments (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) for veterans with tobacco use disorders.

All residency training involves an integration of professional activity and training from four primary domains: clinical; program development and administration; supervision and teaching; and research and program evaluation. Residents are actively involved in work within each of these domains. Residents are afforded considerable flexibility regarding training experiences and clinical focus within each of the four domains.

We will continue to review applications until the position is filled (for the fall of 2013). Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their materials soon.

Please visit our website (http://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/bedford/) for a fuller description of residency training and for information on application materials. Please contact Megan Kelly, Ph.D., Smoking Cessation Program Manager at megan.kelly1@va.gov for more information. Send application materials to either megan.kelly1@va.govor to:

Megan M. Kelly, Ph.D. 
Smoking Cessation Program Manager 
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital 
Psychology Service (116B) 
200 Springs Road 
Bedford, MA 01730

Post Doc Associate

NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are available immediately to work in the area of epigenetic regulation in the nervous system. The lab currently focuses on the molecular aspects of autism and psychosis spectrum disorders (including depression and schizophrenia) and the roles of histone (lysine) methylation and chromatin remodeling pathways in normal and diseased brain development (see our most recent publications: Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2010 May 11;107(19):8824-9; J Neurosci. 2010 May 26;30(21):7152-67; Trends in Molecular Medicine, 2011, July 17(7):372-9.; J Biol Chem. 2010 Sep 3;285(36):27767-75). The approaches we take range from stem cell derived cultures to (human) postmortem brain, molecular biology and (epi) genomics to mouse genetics. A strong background in molecular biology is essential. 

We are seeking candidates who are self-motivated and career-oriented to join an exciting, highly interactive research team. The institution also ranks near the top among public medical schools in the Northeast in the amount of funding awarded by the National Institutes of Health and is considered one of the fastest growing research institutions in the U.S. To learn more, please visit: http://www.umassmed.edu/about/index.aspx.

This posting is located on the UMass HR Job Opportunities website:http://www.umassmed.edu/hr/jobs/UMMSJobs.aspx?ID=wpp, req #21462. If you want to know more about job opportunities or the department in general, please email psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org or fax to 508-856-5990. We are an AA/EOE employer. No recruiting agencies please. Thank you.