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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Pediatric Psychology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The Department of Psychology, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital (SJCRH), Memphis, TN, is soliciting applications for postdoctoral fellowships with an emphasis on children with cancer, hematological disorders including sickle cell disease, and infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS) and childhood cancer survivors. The primary goal of the fellowship program is to rigorously train future pediatric psychologists in the provision of research and clinical service with pediatric patients with cancer, hematological disorders, and HIV/AIDS. Two clinical investigator postdoctoral positions in pediatric psychology are available.

This is a 2-year commitment with a focus on both research and clinical activities.

Two positions are currently available:

(1) Health promotion in cancer survivors and fertility preservation in newly diagnosed oncology patients with Dr. James Klosky. This position entails 40-50% research training in the first year and 40-80% research training in the second year with the remainder of the fellow’s time spent in clinical activities. Research/clinical balance is flexible, based upon the fellow’s interests.

(2) Health promotion and adherence across pediatric oncology, HIV, and sickle cell disease populations with Dr. Lisa Ingerski. This position entails 40-50% research training in the first year and 60-80% research training in
the second year with the remainder of the fellow’s time spent in clinical training.

Drs. Klosky and Ingerski will be attending the Society of Pediatric Psychology conference in Philadelphia and will be available to meet with interested applicants.

Clinical populations served include infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer, sickle cell disease and other hematological disorders, and HIV/AIDS. Fellows receive clinical training in inpatient and outpatient consultation, intervention, and psychological assessment. All positions emphasize clinical investigation and offer supervised clinical hours for those desiring licensure. St. Jude is a recognized APPIC member ( Opportunities for collaborations are available with the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and the University of Memphis, Department of Psychology. Salary is competitive and consistent with NIH fellowship guidelines, and fellows are provided with professional development accounts.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a premier center for research and treatment of potentially fatal childhood diseases, including cancer and certain blood, genetic, and immunodeficiency disorders. The hospital's mission is to advance cures and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude is dedicated to providing unsurpassed patient care and to advancing the health of children through biomedical research.

A PhD or PsyD in clinical, counseling, or school psychology from an APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral program and an APA- or CPA-accredited predoctoral internship are required.

Please go to for additional details, FAQ’s, application procedures, and faculty mentor information. Application review will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

In addition to submitting an online application, please send 3 letters of recommendation (including graduate program training director verifying date doctoral requirements will be met, and internship director) via email to

An official transcript should also be mailed to:

Valerie Crabtree, PhD
Director of Clinical Services and Training
Department of Psychology
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Mail Stop 101
Memphis, TN 38105-3678

St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. Candidates receiving offers of employment will be subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks.

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