CCF-Multiple Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Associates
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POST DATE 4/11/2020
END DATE 8/15/2020
JOB DESCRIPTIONABOUT FIU
Florida International University is Miami s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.
The Center for Children and Families (CCF) at Florida International University (FIU) is recruiting for up to four full-time Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Associates for one-year appointments with the possibility of extending to two years. The CCF (http://ccc.fiu.edu) is a university Preeminent Center focusing on child and adolescent mental health and has 41 faculty members, 10 current postdocs, 142 graduate students, 478 undergraduates (annually), and 202 graduate and undergraduate summer interns involved in faculty research programs. The majority of the faculty have Ph.Ds. in clinical child psychology, and the Center houses the APA-approved doctoral program in Child and Adolescent Clinical Science in the FIU Psychology Department. Four are faculty-level statisticians with doctorates in quantitative psychology. The Center is young and vibrant, having been established only 10 years ago, and is now the tenth-ranked Center in amount of annual external funding in the State of Florida University System. Similarly, the FIU Psychology Department is ranked 9th nation-wide in the most recent HERD rankings in amount of external research funding, and this is based entirely on CCF funding. Currently, CCF faculty hold more than $80M in grants from federal agencies (e.g., NIMH, NICHD, NIDA, NIAAA, IES, NSF, PCORI) and community agencies (The Children s Trust of Miami-Dade). The CCF is located at Florida International University in Miami, with fully integrated a satellite laboratory led by a faculty member in Buffalo, New York.
The CCF research environment is robust and offers 26,366 square feet of research and clinical space that includes an active clinic serving children, teens, and families with mental health problems (3500 families per year), 23 research/clinical rooms and 5 large group rooms all equipped with one-way windows and/or cameras, 6 medical examining rooms and direct access to a high-performance 3T Siemens Magnetom Prisma MRI magnet. In addition to extensive facilities, the CCF has a large data management group, a large grants management group, and large administrative staff. In addition to faculty, postdocs graduate students and staff, the CCF employs a director, 5 full time clinicians, and front- and back-office staff in its clinic. A full-time research nurse with an exam room, and a part-time Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician are also on staff. The Buffalo satellite office is conveniently located in Amherst, NY and consists a 3000 square foot clinical research site that serves as a workspace for postdoctoral fellows, study clinicians, and research assistants as well as a meeting space for participants in research projects. The FIU CCF-Buffalo has access to all the collaborators and resources available at the main FIU site, and provides an additional Northeastern community for research projects.
The FIU After-school Treatment Program (ATP) and Summer Treatment Program - Elementary (STP - E), at the Center for Children and Families, are recruiting a full-time Post-doctoral Research Associate for a one-year appointment, beginning no later than Fall 2020, with the possibility of extension of appointment, contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. The STP is a nationally acclaimed 8-week comprehensive summer camp program for children ages 6 to 12 with ADHD and related behavioral, emotional and learning challenges. The ATP is a similar school-year program, modeled after the STP, and dedicated to positively impacting the lives of children between the ages of 6 and 12 at-risk for academic, behavioral, interpersonal, and organizational difficulties. The position will be housed in the Center for Children and Families (CCF) at FIU (http://ccf.fiu.edu). This unique and innovative position will involve clinical supervision and day-to-day oversight of a Department of Children and Families (DCF)-licensed after-school program that provides evidence-based wrap-around services (through coordination with parents and teachers) to elementary-aged children in need of academic, behavioral, and social support. Additionally, this individual will participate as a clinical supervisor during the summer phase of the program in the STP. Primary responsibilities of the Post-doctoral Research Associate will include managing a team of paraprofessional undergraduate and graduate students providing group-based behavioral treatment and coordinating multiple elements of ongoing treatment being provided to students enrolled in these programs. Additionally, they will assist with recruitment, determining eligibility, parent strategy training, implementing and monitoring parent-teacher daily report cards, overseeing data entry and management, and serving as a liaison with school administration and staff. Additionally, the position also provides opportunities for data analysis and manuscript preparation for individuals interested in conducting research related to interventions in community settings for children at-risk for ADHD and related disruptive behavior disorders.
Qualified applicants should have prior human participants research experience in the areas of interventions for children with early learning and disruptive behavior problems and be proficient in advanced statistical methods. The individual hired for this position will have the opportunity to accrue supervised clinical hours for licensure and participate in the clinical and research education of undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students through the CCF. The CCF is one of six University-Designated Preeminent Programs and currently has 38 affiliated faculty associates and more than 100 trainees in masters, doctoral, and professional programs who study child and adolescent mental health. The CCF currently has $64.5m of research funding mostly NIH and IES, and has extensive relationships with Miami-Dade Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the U.S. The CCF also has a close affiliation with and extensive funding from The Children s Trust, the largest funder of child-focused services in Miami-Dade County. The CCF faculty have a strong record of funded research (currently nearly 50 funded grants). Opportunities may exist for additional collaboration and for grant writing and transition into a permanent faculty position.
General applicant requirements
All applicants must hold a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, school psychology, or related fields at the start of their appointment.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.