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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals

Postdoctoral Fellowshipin Hem/Onc
Children's National Medical Center's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Children’s National Medical Center’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has an opening for a 2-year clinical-research postdoctoral fellowship in the Divisions of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation beginning around August 2014.

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center provides both outpatient and inpatient services for children diagnosed with cancer, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, severe aplastic anemia, and other malignant and non-malignant disorders. A multidisciplinary team of physicians, psychologists, physical therapists, nurses, social workers, child life specialists, art and music therapists, and fellows works collaboratively to address the complex problems faced by patients and their families. Psychology fellows participate in hematology/oncology didactic seminars and hospital-wide seminars for postdoctoral psychology fellows and receive training in clinical supervision. Direct supervision will be provided by Drs. Amanda Thompson and Steven Hardy.

The clinical-research postdoctoral fellow will receive balanced training in clinical psychology, research, and grantsmanship across two years within the Center of Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National. The clinical training program will be crafted to meet needs and interests of the fellow and activities may be selected from a variety of opportunities such as consultation/liaison, outpatient therapy, pre-bone marrow transplant evaluation, brief neurocognitive assessment, and psychosocial screening in our long-term follow-up clinics for childhood cancer survivors and patients with a history of sickle cell disease who have undergone bone marrow transplant. Clinical hours and supervision to facilitate licensure will be distributed across two years. The fellow will also assist in coordinating existing research investigating neurocognitive functioning and computerized cognitive training in pediatric sickle cell disease. In addition, a variety of other opportunities exist for contributing to psycho-oncology research. The fellow will receive training in grantsmanship through mentoring from supervisors and workshops offered by Children’s National’s Office of Grants Enhancement, and he or she will be encouraged to develop an independent research project.

The fellowship is anticipated to begin in August 2014. Start date is negotiable. Candidates with previous clinical and research experience in pediatric behavioral medicine are encouraged to apply. Stipend is approximately $40,000 plus benefits. All applicants must have: 1) attended an APA-accredited graduate program in clinical, clinical-child, or health psychology; 2) completed an APA-accredited internship; and 3) completed all requirements for their doctoral degree prior to beginning the position. To apply, please send the following as an email attachment or by mail: 1) a cover letter describing your research and clinical experiences, interests, and goals; 2) a CV; and 3) three letters of recommendation sent directly from your writers. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until the position is filled.

Please send application materials to Steven Hardy, PhD at or:
Children’s National Medical Center
W4-600, Divisions of Hematology and Oncology
111 Michigan Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20010


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