VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans
Oct 01, 2018
  We are currently recruiting for two postdoctoral fellows for the Fall of 2019.    VISN 17 CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR RESEARCH ON RETURNING WAR VETERANS ADVANCED FELLOWSHIP IN MENTAL ILLNESS RESEARCH & TREATMENT   2-Year Postdoctoral Program for Clinical Psychologists Waco VA Medical Center     The VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans is accepting applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in our VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA)-funded advanced training program in mental illness research and treatment, specifically addressing war Veterans with co-occurring disorders such as PTSD, TBI, depression and substance use disorders. Training will commence between August and October 2019. PROGRAM OVERVIEW This program aims to train psychologists to become outstanding clinical research leaders in high priority areas of mental health. Individualized, mentored research and clinical training are combined with a state-of-the-art curriculum that emphasizes research methods, statistics, epidemiology, mental health systems, quality improvement methods, education, and service delivery.  Our training model provides that fellows devote 75% of their time to research and 25% to clinical work. In collaboration with their mentors, fellows develop and implement a research project, publish and present findings, participate in grant writing and submit a grant, and utilize advanced technology for educational activities and clinical service delivery.   ABOUT THE CENTER The VISN 17 Center of Excellence (CoE) is a unified scientific and administrative center featuring clinical space, observation rooms, wet labs, and a 3T MRI for structural and functional neuroimaging.  The CoE is located within one of the largest integrated health care systems in the United States, which serves a Veteran population of more than 252,000, and is located near Fort Hood with approximately 35,000 active duty forces.  The CoE also has active partnerships with Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas A&M University, the University of Texas, and Baylor University, in addition to collaborations with other academic institutions and VA systems.   STIPEND AND BENEFITS The Fellowship Program currently offers a full-time first year stipend of $46,553 per annum. Thirteen days of vacation, up to 13 days of sick leave, authorized leave for conferences, health insurance and other benefits are offered. Fellows receive a $1,000 annual conference travel allowance, and research start-up funds may be available.   TO APPLY Please contact Dr. Richard Seim at 254-297-5109 or at with questions or to submit your application.  Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, official transcripts, and three letters of reference. The initial deadline for applications is January 28, 2019.
VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans Waco, TX, USA Postdoc