The VA Providence Healthcare System (VAPHCS) and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (DPHB) at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, is seeking a Clinical Neuropsychologist/Psychologist Clinician Investigator at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level. The incumbent will be based at VAPHCS, which is an integral member of the Brown Clinical Psychology Training Consortium and DPHB.
The Clinical Neuropsychologist/Psychologist Clinician Investigator will devote 25% time to research responsibilities, which can include grant-funded research as well as research development or program-related research that may or may not be grant funded. The Clinical Neuropsychologist/Psychologist Clinician Investigator may function as the principal investigator on grant(s) or assume significant supporting roles (e.g., co-investigator, study psychotherapy lead, lab management, and complex grant project management) within funded research programs. The incumbent will publish articles in peer-reviewed professional literature, present findings at major regional or national scientific meetings, and is eligible for academic appointment in the DPHB at Brown University (at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor).
Other responsibilities may include membership on local research service committee and/or boards, such as Research and Development (R & D) Service, Health Services Research and Development (HSR & D) Service, or Institutional Review Boards (IRB); serving as reviewers for peer-reviewed journals, serving on VA scientifically-driven expert panels (e.g., consensus panels to develop care guidelines based on empirical data), and serving as grant reviewer for VA and non-VA research.
The incumbent will be expected to establish, coordinate, and integrate clinical neuropsychology/clinical neuroscience research protocols at the Providence VA Medical Center and, in collaboration, with the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. The incumbent will also be expected to participate on a national level in cooperative group research planning. The incumbent will be expected to establish an independent investigative program, preferably focusing on clinical neuropsychology/clinical neuroscience research or a closely related field. It is expected that 25% of the incumbent's time will be devoted to research and scholarly activity/productivity, and space will be provided. The incumbent will serve as a liaison between the Providence VA Medical Center and the various programs of Brown University and its affiliated hospitals.
Clinical and research supervision of neuropsychology trainees at the postdoctoral, internship, and practicum levels is an integral part of the position. Clinical teaching may also include medical residents/fellows and psychiatry residents through didactic and clinical rotations at PVAMC. 10% of time will be devoted to educational responsibilities, and 5% to administrative responsibilities. The incumbent will be expected to participate as a supervisor in the Clinical Psychology Training Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and at the Providence VA Medical Center, and develop and provide teaching and training experiences for psychology residents and postdoctoral fellows through seminars, presentations. The incumbent will be expected to participate in the teaching programs of the Division of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Providence VA Medical Center, which includes residents and fellows in Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Services and fellows in neuropsychology.
The Clinical Neuropsychologist/Psychologist Clinician Investigator applies advanced professional psychological and neuropsychological diagnostic methods and evidence-based intervention strategies to a full range of patient problems and has an active program of research. The incumbent is expected to devote 60% time to delivery of clinical neuropsychological services, including comprehensive adult neuropsychological/psychological diagnostic assessments, consultation services on difficult or complex cases, education of staff, and trainee supervision. The incumbent will be expected to spend time in the Neuropsychology Clinic of the Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences service and to see patients in the Neuropsychology outpatient clinic as well as inpatients on the medical units of the Providence VA Medical Center.
Minimum required qualifications: license to practice psychology with a specialty in neuropsychology, completion of APA- or CPA-accredited internship, at least two years of post-doctoral experience as a psychologist in the VHA or comparable professional setting, board eligibility/certification in Clinical Neuropsychology, strong clinical background and excellence in patient care/teaching, and commitment to scholarly participation in DPHB's research programs. The incumbent will devote 60% time to clinical neuropsychological services, 25% to research responsibilities, 10% to educational/teaching responsibilities, and 5% to administrative responsibilities. Experience with veterans highly desirable. Preferred that candidate's research experience focus on clinical neuropsychology, clinical neuroscience, or a closely related field.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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