Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Within the Center for Health Care Delivery Science

Program Overview

The Center for Healthcare Delivery Science (CHDS) at Nemours Children’s invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, to begin in Spring or Summer 2021.

Health care delivery science is the application of scientific methods and principles to the analysis of variables and processes that affect the delivery, safety, outcomes, cost, quality and value of pediatric health care. CHDS is led by Drs. Anne Kazak, Melissa Alderfer and Susana Patton. Center faculty include Drs. Kimberly Canter, J.J. Cutuli, Paul Enlow, Aimee Hildenbrand, Ly Phan, Jessica Pierce, Julia Price, Erica Sood and Rachel Wasserman.

We are seeking individuals interested in clinical research who aspire to academic research careers. Fellows may have a variety of backgrounds (e.g., psychology, medicine, nursing, public health). The fellow will assist CHDS research faculty in clinical research projects across several pediatric conditions with a focus on intervention development and evaluation, community engagement, implementation science, eHealth and health equity. For a fellow seeking psychology licensure, 20% time will be devoted to clinical work in the Division of Behavioral Health at Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware. These applicants should have completed a PhD and predoctoral internship from programs accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Fellows in the Center have the opportunity to:

  • Conduct all aspects of clinical research including project planning, recruitment and data collection, manualized treatment development and delivery, data management and analyses, and manuscript preparation.
  • Write and submit grant applications with mentorship, including the opportunity to apply for internal fellowship project funding.
  • Receive supervised clinical training and accrue hours needed for psychology licensure. Attend various educational sessions including continuing education presentations, biomedical research presentations, grand rounds, and center-based research meetings.
  • Become part of a strong cohort of pediatric psychology fellows across the Nemours.

Train With Recognized Leaders

If you’re looking for a rewarding program built on academic excellence and family-centered care, Nemours offers outstanding medical, surgical, pharmacy, nursing, therapy and psychology programs. Train with faculty who are respected leaders in their fields, a patient care model that stands apart and access to groundbreaking research. 

Salary & Benefits

Nemours offers a competitive salary and benefits package.


  • $53,431


  • medical
  • dental
  • malpractice insurance
  • prescription drug coverage

Fellows enjoy a generous leave policy of 25 days of paid time off.

About Our Hospital in Delaware

The Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is a multispecialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.

Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:

  • Free parking
  • Park-like setting
  • Gym/fitness center
  • On-site child care center for children of staff

Living in Delaware Valley

Because of our location in the tri-state area of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we offer unique living/working opportunities. For example, you can choose to live in the downtown Philadelphia area and easily commute to our park-like hospital campus in Wilmington.

Explore Wilmington

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is located in Wilmington, Del., about 30 minutes from center city Philadelphia, and an easy drive to Baltimore, Lancaster County, Pa. (“Amish Country”), and the beaches in Atlantic City and Delaware. There is much to do in and around the city, including mansion and garden tours, museums, breweries, wineries, fine restaurants and numerous state parks.

Learn More About Delaware:

Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau

Delaware Tourism

Delaware’s Beaches

Explore Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the sixth largest metropolitan area in the United States and offers a wealth of historical, cultural and recreational opportunities. From world-class museums to its professional sports teams to the colorful, bustling districts of South Street, Chinatown and the Italian Market, Philadelphia has something for everyone.

Learn More About the Philadelphia Area:

New Jersey Beaches

Pennsylvania Mountains

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Application Requirements

Deadline: We are not recruiting a research fellow for the 2021-2022 Training Year.

Required application materials include:

  • Current CV
  • A cover letter summarizing the cndidate's research interests and career goals.

Please send these items to Dana Berger. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until we fill the positions. Nemours is an Equal Employment Opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity or gender.

Questions About Applying?

Dana Berger
Program Director