Postdoctoral Fellowship Position: Dissemination and Implementation of Suicide Prevention EBPs in Military Settings at University of Washington [Due Date: Jan. 31, 2017]

Jan 11,2017 | Consortium staff Fellowships

Application due date: January 31, 2016 [or open until filled]
Program length: 1 year with renewal possible
Location: University of Washington in Seattle, WA

The Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Core of the Military Suicide Research Consortium (MSRC) is seeking applicants for a two-year psychology post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington focused on rigorous, efficient, and innovative approaches to D&I interventions for military settings and D&I research and evaluation.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in psychology or other health related field and with either: a) substantial experience with the active duty military who are interested in learning D&I, OR b) substantial D&I experience interested in applying these skills in active duty military settings for a 12 month full time fellowship appointment as a senior fellow (job code 0445).

The fellowship also offers unique clinical, training, and research opportunities in evidence-based suicide prevention interventions and technological interventions to address suicide risk. Applicants from ethnic and sexual minorities, women, and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply as well as those conducting research in these areas.

The Department of Defense provides military Service Members with a full range of behavioral health and medical services in a large coordinated health system. Psychotherapy services are provided by doctoral level psychologists, clinical social workers, and counselors and are supported by chaplains, psychiatric and medical providers, and military leadership. Thus, the military context is free of many barriers to the D&I of psychosocial interventions and has the potential to successfully deploy evidence-based practices that the will improve the outcomes of Service Members in distress both inside and outside of clinical care.

Program Goal: To prepare the next generation of leaders and innovators in D&I interventions and D&I research in active duty military settings. Important D&I interventions include effective communication strategies to disseminate new information, how to train effectively, and effective implementation approaches. D&I research methods include experimental and quasi-experimental design, evidence-based instruments, qualitative data collection and qualitative analytic methods, innovative data collection strategies to maximize reach and minimize attrition, and quantitative statistical approaches to nested and quasi-experimental data.

Fellowship Activities: Participants spend approximately 80% time in research and 20% in clinical activities related to the D&I for suicide prevention mission, work closely with senior research and education mentors, and participate in core didactic offerings of the D&I Core and MSRC as well as the extensive opportunities in the department, university, the Society for Implementation Collaboration (SIRC), and the MSRC.

Fellows will prepare at least 1 paper for publication and 1 national presentation each year, complete a suicide prevention D&I intervention and associated research study, and submit at least one grant proposal.  All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Senior Training Faculty:
Kate Comtois, PhD, MPH (Fellowship Director), University of Washington
Sara J. Landes, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences & Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Gregory K. Brown, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania

Physical Location: The fellowship will be physically located at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.

Application: Send letter of interest, CV, graduate transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation to: Andria Pierson, MSRC D&I Core Program Manager, at msrcdni@uw.edu. Inquiries for further information also welcome at same contact.

Application deadline:  First review will take place for applications received by January 31, 2017.  Position will remain open until filled.

Start Date: Flexible July 1 – October 1, 2017 for a 12 months full time appointment with possible renewal depending on research progress and funding.

Salary and Benefits: Stipend starting at $50,000 for Year 1. Fellows are eligible for health and other benefits through the through the university.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.