• Clinical Fellow

    Job Location US-TN-Memphis
    Faculty Member
    Jerlym Porter
    Job ID
  • Summary

    The Department of Psychology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is seeking applications for postdoctoral fellowships with an emphasis on children with cancer, hematological disorders including sickle cell disease, and infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS) and childhood cancer survivors. The primary goal of the fellowship program is to rigorously train future pediatric psychologists in the provision of clinical service and research with pediatric patients with cancer, hematological disorders, and HIV/AIDS. Postdoctoral positions in pediatric psychology are available in our Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.


    We have 1-year fellowship positions, primarily clinical, focused on inpatient and outpatient work with hematology/oncology populations and 2-year fellowship positions with or without clinical responsibilities. 


    This is a 1-year or 2-year commitment with flexibility given to fellows with regard to balance of clinical and research responsibilities based on fellowship track. Fellows receive clinical training in assessment and intervention with infants through young adults.

    For those interested in research, openings are available in the following research areas:

    1. Pain and the use of e/mHealth tools and interventions in pediatric oncology patients and survivors
    2. Sleep disruptions in children with cancer
    3. Coping and adjustment in children with cancer
    4. Health management and transition to adult care in sickle cell disease
    5. Cancer predisposition and adjustment in families of children with cancer
    6. Health-related quality of life in pediatric cancer survivors

    Clinical populations served include infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer, sickle cell disease and other hematological disorders, and HIV/AIDS. Positions emphasize clinical investigation and offer supervised clinical hours for those desiring licensure. St. Jude is a recognized APPIC member. Opportunities for collaborations are available with the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and the University of Memphis, Department of Psychology. Salary is competitive and consistent with NIH fellowship guidelines.


    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a premier center for research and treatment of potentially fatal childhood diseases, including cancer and certain blood, genetic, and immunodeficiency disorders. The hospital's mission is to advance cures and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude is dedicated to providing unsurpassed patient care and to advancing the health of children through biomedical research. Consider St. Jude for your Clinical Training.

    Minimum Education

    • PhD or PsyD in clinical, counseling, or school psychology from an APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral program.

    Completed online applications are requested by December 15, 2019; however applications will be accepted until positions are filled.


    The following materials must be submitted using the APPA CAS:

    • Cover letter
    • Curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Three letters of recommendation (called “evaluations” by the APPA system), including one from internship director
    • Statement from graduate program training director verifying date doctoral requirements will be met
    • An official graduate transcript


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