Research Scientist of Psychiatry and NB Sciences
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
University of Virginia
Open until filled
The University of Virginia Health System is accepting applications for a Research Scientist position at the Virginia Driving Safety Laboratory within the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences. This position requires a Ph.D. in psychology or a related discipline, as well as a minimum of 1-2 years of postdoctoral experience. This position is anticipated to begin July 1, 2012. Potential candidates should have a background in providing clinical assessments and services, neuropsychological testing, and psychological research. Special consideration will be given to candidates with additional experience in driving safety, virtual reality, and geropsychology.
Research activities will focus predominately on driving simulation and testing protocols of operational and tactical driving skills. Current research projects include assessment and/or rehabilitation of individuals across a variety of populations, including traumatic brain injury, developmental disabilities, and postoperative cognitive dysfunction. This position will involve conducting comprehensive driving evaluations for individuals with medical and/or psychiatric conditions of varying severity. Clinical services may also include providing psychotherapeutic treatment of disruptive emotional driving, such as driving phobias and road rage, as well as providing rehabilitative services through the use of virtual reality driving simulation.
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0609735. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.
For additional information about the position or questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Daniel J. Cox, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at (434) 924-8021.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: jobs.virginia.edu
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