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University of Utah Post Doctoral Fellow (E) in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/20/2018

Requisition Number PRN17554B

Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

Working Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00143 - Psychology Department

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range depending on experience

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Dr. Craig Bryan at the University of Utah’s National Center for Veterans Studies and Department of Psychology invites applications for three (3) full-time postdoctoral fellowship positions on a 3-year project funded by The Boeing Company. The primary aims of this project are to provide empirically supported treatments to service members and veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder ( PTSD ) and training licensed mental health professionals in crisis response planning for suicide prevention.


Consistent with the objectives, the primary responsibilities of the postdoctoral fellows will include the delivery of cognitive processing therapy ( CPT ) for PTSD to eligible service members and veterans and conducting training crisis response planning workshops. A secondary aim of this project is to determine how various treatment delivery models influence treatment outcomes. Postdoctoral fellows will therefore conduct individual CPT sessions on either a daily or weekly basis. Additional responsibilities of the fellowship include analysis of data and preparation of manuscripts resulting from the project. The fellowship will also provide training in a range of areas, including the assessment and treatment of suicide and PTSD in the military, train-the-trainer specific to crisis response planning for suicide prevention, and advanced statistical modeling (e.g., multilevel models, nonlinear dynamic modeling). Additional information about the National Center for Veterans Studies and its ongoing projects is available online:

Minimum Qualifications


Qualified applicants will have earned a Ph.D., Psy.D., or equivalent in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, and must have experience with cognitive behavioral therapy, manualized psychotherapies, and public speaking. Additionally, ideal candidates will have a strong background in military mental health, PTSD , suicide, and/or advanced quantitative methods. Comfort with technology and internet-based data collection is also desirable. Preference will be given to applicants who have participated in approved training and received clinical supervision in one or more of the following treatment modalities: cognitive processing therapy ( CPT ) for PTSD , brief cognitive behavioral therapy for suicide prevention ( BCBT ), cognitive therapy for suicide prevention (CT-SP), crisis response planning ( CRP ), and/or the safety planning intervention ( SPI ).

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Applications should include a vita, a personal statement, and three letters of recommendation.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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