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 email gerardo.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.gov or 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

The University of Massachusetts Medical School, one of the fastest growing academic health centers in the country, has built a reputation as a world-class research institution, consistently producing noteworthy advances in clinical and basic research. The Medical School attracts more than $174 million in research funding annually, 80 percent of which comes from federal funding sources. UMMS is the academic partner of UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care provider in Central Massachusetts.

Under the direction of the Principle Investigators, the Postdoctoral Associate works in medical and psychological research, and education programs that promote the individual's professional growth, support goals toward an externally funded independent program of research, and development as a collaborative and productive member of an interdisciplinary addiction research team. This position is for one year, with the potential to extend based on mutual agreement and funding.

This posting is located on the UMass Careers website: https://careers-umms.icims.com/jobs/19432/job, where you can find more details on responsibilities, qualifications, additional information, and how to apply.

Post Doc Associate

Neuroscience postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the laboratories of Drs. Andrew R. Tapper and Paul D. Gardner at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. A main focus of the research team is to use biophysical, molecular, and behavioral approaches to understand molecular mechanisms underlying drug addiction with a particular emphasis on nicotine and alcohol (see recent publications: J Neurosci. 2010 Jul 28;30(30):10169-76; Neuropsychopharmacology. 2011 Apr;36(5):1021-32; Prog Neurobiol. 2010 Oct;92(2):212-26). Because the BNRI is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry, there will be significant opportunities to expand basic science projects into translational research with the ultimate goal of identifying novel therapies to facilitate smoking cessation and reduce alcohol consumption. Post-docs will be expected to spearhead new projects and use multi-disciplinary approaches in an effort to identify novel circuits and signaling cascades involved in nicotine and/or alcohol dependence.

Ideal candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  1. a PhD in neuroscience, pharmacology, molecular biology or equivalent areas,
  2. expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry, mouse genetics, or electrophysiology,
  3. a strong publication record, and
  4. a strong work ethic and interest in solving complex biological problems.

Applicants should send a description of research interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references to Dr. Andrew R. Tapper at Andrew.Tapper@umassmed.edu.

This posting is located on the UMass HR Job Opportunities website: https://internal-umms.icims.com/jobs/19285/job. 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.

Post-Doctoral Fellow Position

The Center for Comparative NeuroImaging (CCNI) is a neuroimaging initiative in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with a focus on the exploration of neurologic and psychiatric disorders and co-morbidities. The CCNI houses a 4.7T Bruker animal scanner and has access to a 3T Phillips human scanner.

The CCNI invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow position. Specifically, the studies in the CCNI utilize fMRI to identify and monitor neuronal mechanism associated with dysfunction in emotional, behavioral and cognitive processes in humans and animal models of mental health disorders.

Candidates must possess a PhD and have strong research background in MR techniques and technology, preferably resting-state fMRI and task-based fMRI. To apply, please forward CV and three references to: Nanyin.Zhang@umassmed.edu or mail to:

Dr. Nanyin Zhang
Assistant Professor
Center for Comparative NeuroImaging/Dept. of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
303 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01604

This posting is located on the UMass HR Job Opportunities website: https://internal-umms.icims.com/jobs/19206/job. 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.

UMass Medical School Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Position available July 2012

FELLOWSHIP OPENING: UMass PGY-5 Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, ACGME accredited, starting 7/1/12. This one-year, full-time position involves intensive academic and clinical training. Fellows conduct a wide variety of court-ordered forensic evaluations and rotate at major court clinics in greater Boston. Inpatient teaching sites include Worcester State Hospital and Bridgewater State Hospital. Program emphasizes supervision and a weekly schedule of didactic seminars, as well as opportunities for research. Nationally recognized research programs, a major commitment to community psychiatry, and over 300 faculty make UMass an exciting place to train.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, personal statement, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference (including program director) with application. Visit the website for an application: http://www.umassmed.edu/forensicpsychiatry/app_info.aspx

Contact: Paul Noroian, M.D., Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, Dept. of Psychiatry, UMass Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655. Tel:(508) 856-6595, Fax: (508) 856-5000. Email: Paul.Noroian@umassmed.edu AA/EOE

UMass Medical School Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Positions available July 2012

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, 2012. 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 submit cover letter, personal statement, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference (including program director) with application. Visit the website for an application: http://www.umassmed.edu/uploadedFiles/addictions%20fellowship%20application.pdf

Contact: Gerardo Gonzalez, MD, Director of Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program, 508-856-6480, email gerardo.gonzalez@umassmed.edu, fax 508-856-5000 AA/EOE

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.