Postdoctoral Associate in Pediatric Psychology

University of Florida

United States


The Clinical Child & Pediatric Psychology Area of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology (CHP) at the University of Florida is seeking applicants for a Pediatric Psychology and/or Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Associate position focused on research and clinical training in type 1 diabetes. The fellowship position is sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The position is for one year with an option for a second year. Appropriate candidates will have obtained a doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) from an APA or CPA-approved graduate program in Clinical Psychology, as well as an APA or CPA-approved internship in a specialty area related to health and illness.

Training Opportunities: The position includes training in both clinical diabetes care and diabetes research. Our training philosophy is based on the scientist-practitioner model: we provide fellows with advanced skills in the practice of psychology, integration of research and practice, and supervision of junior trainees. Fellows will participate in diabetes care within our interdisciplinary pediatric diabetes and adult clinics, and will also carry an outpatient therapy caseload primarily focused on youth with diabetes (although opportunities delivering outpatient therapy to children and adolescents with other chronic health conditions will be available). Training opportunities in inpatient consultation can be expected. Thus, the Fellow will build clinical competencies in brief targeted assessment and treatment, delivery of evidence-based interventions, and working with interdisciplinary teams, among others. The Fellow will also have opportunities to provide mentored therapy and diabetes clinic consult supervision to varying levels of graduate and intern trainees.

Opportunities to train and engage in research with NIH grant funded investigators are a critical aspect of this postdoctoral fellowship. The Fellow will receive training from the mentorship team in research conceptualization and design, study implementation, data analysis, and presentation of research data, as well as manuscript preparation. During the fellowship, the Fellow will be expected to submit manuscripts for publication and present their research at a national conference.

Training Setting: Training will be within the UF Health Science Center which is the largest and most comprehensive academic Health Center in the Southeast. The UF Health Science Center encompasses six colleges, a statewide network of affiliated hospitals and clinics. The Clinical and Health Psychology’s Service is housed in a free-standing clinic ( that has close programmatic interactions with the UF Department of Pediatrics and other medical departments as part of the UF Health comprehensive care programs ( Moreover, the UF Diabetes Institute provides a wealth of support and opportunities for research training in diabetes (

We have an exceptional nationally and internationally recognized interdisciplinary team of mentors in type 1 diabetes (T1D) in place with strong experience training fellows in pediatric psychology and pediatric endocrinology with an emphasis on the behavioral components of T1D. These include Kimberly Driscoll, PhD and Sarah Westen. PhD (Pediatric Psychology) and Drs. Michael Haller and Desmond Schatz (Pediatric Endocrinology). Additional clinical and research opportunities are available in Adult Endocrinology. Additional pediatric and clinical child related faculty within the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology include David Fedele, PhD, ABPP, David Janicke, PhD, ABPP, Joy Gabrielli, PhD, Alana Rawlinson, PhD, and Brenda Wiens, PhD.

Available Didactic Experiences: Weekly Child Area Pediatric Psychology Seminar, weekly Department of Clinical and Health Psychology Colloquium, monthly Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, monthly Child Area Research Round Table. Fellows will participate in a monthly Post-Doctoral Associate Training Seminar for post-doc associates in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology; there will be at least 6 post-doctoral associates per year across 3 areas (child-pediatric psychology, adult health psychology, neuropsychology) in our overall post-doctoral training program.

Position Term Length: 12 months, with an option for an additional 12 months

Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2020 (some flexibility in start date)

Gainesville Community: Gainesville, Florida, is a beautiful Central Florida town ( with excellent cost of living, affordable housing, schools, and numerous outside activities.

Salary Range or Pay Grade: Salary for a full-time postdoctoral associate, (1.0 FTE) is $50,004. The Postdoctoral Associate is also eligible for health insurance and 5 hours of personal leave biweekly.


Interested applicants should have completed APA or CPA Accredited graduate and clinical internship programs by the start of the post-doctoral appointment, in addition to:

1) Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively and congenially within a diverse research and clinical environment; 2) Strong training in evidence-based treatments and research; 3) Skills to lead a team of study coordinators and; and 4) Experience in an area of clinical health and/or pediatric psychology, preferably in type 1 diabetes.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted to JDRF at RMS360 ( and to UF by December 4, 2019.  Please contact Kimberly Driscoll, Ph.D. ( before applying as the requirements for the JDRF application are different from UF.

Please attach a cover letter/statement regarding professional goals and a CV with your UF online application. During the application process, please select 3 references, including 1 from your internship site. Referees will submit their letters directly via our reference collection feature and to JDRF directly. Do not attach any letters with your application. The final candidate will be required to provide his/her official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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