Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Within the Center for Health Care Delivery Science
Note: We are not recruiting a research fellow for the 2020-2021 Training Year.
The Center for Health Care Delivery Science (CHDS) at Nemours Children’s Health System invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting in July or September 2019. 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. Nemours has invested generously in the center’s activities and several substantial multidisciplinary research initiatives are in progress. Fellows will contribute actively to the early growth of CHDS toward the fulfillment of its mission. Fellows may be from a variety of disciplines, including clinical or developmental psychology, social sciences or nursing. We are seeking individuals interested in research on psychosocial factors associated with pediatric healthcare outcomes who aspire to academic research careers.
The fellow will be based at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware and mentored on research by our faculty, led by Anne E. Kazak, Ph.D. and Melissa Alderfer, Ph.D. CHDS research is family and systems based across a range of pediatric illnesses including cancer, cardiology, diabetes, neuromuscular disorders and palliative care. The Fellow will also collaborate with other multidisciplinary investigators from the CHDS and throughout the Nemours Children’s Health System in the Delaware Valley and Florida. The Fellow is expected to develop their own research projects and will receive mentored guidance in the preparation of manuscripts and development of grant proposals.
All CHDS Fellows participate in training opportunities with other Fellows in Psychology and with other divisions across the Nemours system. For a Fellow seeking psychology licensure, 20% time will be devoted to clinical work in the Division of Behavioral Health at duPont Hospital. These applicants should have completed a PhD and predoctoral internship from programs accredited by the American Psychological Association.