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Job/Volunteer Opportunities at PATSS

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies (PATSS)

A full-time postdoctoral position is available at Weill Cornell Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies (PATSS). Postdoctoral fellows will participate and clinical and research endeavors targeting survivors of trauma, which may include populations such as active-duty service Members, veterans and their family members, healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients, MST survivors, and other trauma populations including burn and World Trade Center survivors.

Training will be provided in state-of-the art-clinical assessment and treatment of trauma-related diagnoses distance technologies for provision of treatment and virtual reality simulations in the treatment of trauma. Responsibilities include conducting assessments, providing evidence-based treatments, serving as project coordinator, aiding in recruitment, and other clinical and administrative roles. The individual will be an integral member of a vibrant trauma program.

Applicants should have the following qualifications: 1) demonstrated interest in trauma, 2) completion of an APA- accredited internship; 3) doctorate from an APA-accredited doctoral program and 4) eligible for New York State limited permit or have a NYS psychology license. Interest in CBT, PTSD and trauma treatment is preferred as is a strong background in clinical research (scientist-practitioner). We anticipate hiring 1-2 postdoctoral fellows.

Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research, and education. We welcome applications from candidates who share our commitment to fostering a culture of fairness, equity, and belonging. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Interested parties should apply by emailing a cover letter, CV (with references), and two letters of recommendation. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

JoAnn Difede, PhD
Director, Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies Weill Cornell Medicine
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New York, NY 10065
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