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Job Position: Pediatric Psychologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

12 Jan 2022 3:02 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

The Division of Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology, within the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital, seeks applications for a full-time academic pediatric psychologist.

This exciting position provides opportunities for direct clinical service, teaching, program development, and/or research.  Responsibilities include care of on-treatment pediatric oncology patients and their families in both inpatient and outpatient settings at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital with a focus in Neuro-oncology. The role includes teaching post-doctoral psychology fellows, oncology clinicians, and other members of the interdisciplinary pediatric oncology team. Opportunities to focus academic effort and growth are available in education, research, or quality improvement, and intensive mentorship in each of these areas is available. 

All applicants must hold a Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an APA-accredited doctoral program and preferably have completed an APA-accredited internship. Graduate, research and internship training experience with children and families affected by childhood cancer, and Post-doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology is highly valued.  A demonstrated commitment to education and/or the ability/potential to pursue research funding is desirable. Bi-lingual competency in Spanish also valued.

Academic appointment and compensation will be consistent with experience and Hospital policies; Harvard Medical School appointments will be through Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and will likely be at either the Instructor or Assistant Professor level. Applicants must hold a Massachusetts psychology license prior to beginning their position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Department is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages applications from a diverse set of candidates, including from women and underrepresented groups. Our organization is committed to supporting the work-life balance of our faculty.  We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job function, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

If interested, please send a cover letter detailing your clinical, educational, and academic interests along with your CV to:  Michelle Jacobo, Ph.D., Director of Psychology Services Division of Psychosocial Oncology electronically to [email protected]

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