The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at the VA Boston Healthcare System anticipates two postdoctoral fellowships to begin September 1, 2013. These two-year training positions are designed to prepare psychologists for academically-oriented careers involving the scientific study of stress, trauma, and PTSD.  Previous postdoctoral fellows have launched successful careers in both universities and academic medical settings.

The fellowship program is affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine but is located primarily at VA Boston in the Behavioral Science and Women’s Health Sciences divisions of the National Center for PTSD.  These facilities offer outstanding resources that include technical support personnel, well-equipped psychophysiology and cognitive research laboratories, advanced computing facilities, and a broad range of professional expertise.  The anticipated salary and benefits package is competitive, and supplemental funds will be available to support further coursework and other educational opportunities, conference attendance, and travel.

Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects conducted by program faculty, initiate independent research projects, conduct secondary analyses on existing data sets, prepare grant applications to federal and other funding agencies, and provide direct clinical services to PTSD patients under the guidance of a clinical supervisor.  Program faculty have expertise in a variety of areas in traumatic stress research, and each fellow will have a senior faculty member assigned to serve as primary mentor.  Information about faculty and research activities can be requested by contacting Administrative Officer, Andrea Carney (

Applications will be reviewed and interviews arranged on a first-come basis.  Materials will be accepted until all positions are filled. Applications should include a statement of professional interests and goals, a curriculum vita, and three letters of reference. Graduate training in clinical psychology is preferred, but applications are welcome from candidates in related fields.  Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. prior to starting the program.

Applications should be submitted to Denise Sloan, Ph.D. (, National Center for PTSD (116B-2), VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02130.

The VA Boston Healthcare System is an equal opportunity employer.