Post Doctoral Associate – Clinical Health Psychology

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Profession
Department:33070000 - HP-CLINICAL / HLTH PSYCHOLOGY

Classification Title:

Post Doc Associate

Job Description:

Training Opportunities: Our primary goal is to provide a training opportunity where Postdoctoral Associates acquire specialty training in the application of scientific knowledge on the inter-relationships among behavioral, emotional, cognitive, social and biological components in health and disease in order to promote and maintain health as well as participate in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of illness and disability. The Postdoctoral Associate in Clinical Health Psychology will: (1) develop knowledge regarding (a) the interface between behavior and health and (b) how to deliver high quality clinical services based on that knowledge to individuals, families, and health care systems; (2) develop competence in adult assessment, intervention, feedback, and inpatient/outpatient collaborative team consultations; (3) gain expertise with a variety of questions addressing adjustment to chronic and/or life-limiting illness (oncology), pre-surgical evaluations (solid organ transplantation, stem-cell transplant, spinal cord stimulators, bariatric surgery), chronic pain, and sleep; and (4) acquire mentored clinical supervision experiences with graduate student and intern trainees. Each Associate is encouraged to adapt their experiences to meet their own professional goals. 

Training Setting: Training will be within the UF Health Science Center, which is one of the largest and most comprehensive academic health centers in the Southeast. The UF Health Science Center encompasses six colleges and a statewide network of affiliated hospitals and clinics. The Clinical Health Psychology Service is housed directly in the UF Health Science Center Complex with easy access to our freestanding outpatient clinic ( It is integrated as an essential component of UF Health services and disciplines including Oncology, Transplantation, Bariatric Surgery, Palliative Care, Inpatient Transplant Psychology, and Inpatient Psycho-Oncology services ( Clinical Health Psychology faculty include: Steve Anton, PhD, Glenn Ashkanazi, PhD, Jeff Boissoneault, PhD, Patricia Durning, PhD, Robert Guenther, PhD, ABPP, Allison Holgerson, PhD, ABPP, Lisa King, PhD, ABPP, Jessica Payne-Murphy, PhD, ABPP, Rebecca Pearl, PhD, Deidre Pereira, PhD, ABPP, Michael Perri, PhD, ABPP, Mike Robinson, PhD, Kathryn Ross, PhD, MPH, and Lori Waxenberg, PhD, ABPP. 

Available Didactic Experiences: The Postdoctoral Associate will participate in a monthly training seminar with approximately 4 other Postdoctoral Associates in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology (i.e., 2 in Clinical Child & Pediatric Psychology and 2 in Clinical Neuropsychology). Associates will be encouraged to attend a variety of Departmental and Health Science Center seminars. For instance, there are weekly/monthly seminars and colloquia within the Department’s schedule that expose trainees to a variety of clinical and professional issues. 

Research Opportunities: The Postdoctoral positions are primarily clinical (full-time clinical expectations). However, previous trainees have enjoyed many research opportunities and have published with UF faculty.  

Stipend and Benefits:   The stipend for a full-time postdoctoral associate (1.0 FTE) is commensurate with the NIH salary for postdoctoral trainees and fellows with 0 years of experience (currently at $53,760). The Postdoctoral Associate is also eligible for health insurance and 5 hours of personal leave biweekly. They will also receive $500 in professional development funds.

Start Date: August 1, 2022 – some flexibility in start date may be available.

Gainesville Community:  Gainesville, Florida, is a beautiful Central Florida town ( with excellent cost of living, affordable housing, schools, and numerous outside activities.  

Website:  The website for our Postdoctoral Associate Program is

Expected Salary:

$54,835 annually, commensurate with experience level and in accordance with current NIH postdoctoral salary guidelines.

Minimum Requirements:

A doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) from an APA- or CPA-approved graduate program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, as well as an APA- or CPA-approved internship in a specialty area related to health and illness.

Preferred Qualifications:  Interested applicants should have completed APA or CPA Accredited graduate and clinical internship programs by the start of the post-doctoral appointment and have a background of course work and training in Clinical Health Psychology. 
Special Instructions to Applicants:

The following application materials are required:

(1) cover letter/statement regarding professional goals

(2) CV

(3) 3 references, including 1 from your internship site

(4) 1 de-identified sample of your clinical writing (i.e., a clinical report), and

(5) graduate school transcripts. Graduate school transcripts should be sent to Deidre B. Pereira, PhD, ABPP by email at or by USPS at PO Box 100165, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610-0165. 

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and reviewed immediately. Interviews will be conducted remotely via video-conferencing platforms (e.g., Skype, Zoom). This position was previously posted under Job# 84415; original applicants remain under consideration and need not apply.

Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Deidre Pereira at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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