The Neuropsychology Program in the UCLA Department of Neurology is accepting applications for a two-year (2017-2019) postdoctoral fellowship. This neuropsychology fellowship involves 50% clinical effort and 50% research/didactics effort. For the clinical component, fellows will conduct outpatient neuropsychological evaluations in the Neuropsychology Clinic of the Neurology Department. The patient population includes adults aged 18 years and older with primary neurological disorders, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, and dementia, among many others. Fellows will gain experience in supervision of externs.
The research component will be based at the UCLA Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and bridges cognitive science with clinical neuropsychological approaches. Our research focuses on the use of clinical and experimental cognitive methods to predict “real world” functioning in the earliest stages of dementia. Fellows will have access to a large database that includes neurological, neuroimaging, cognitive, daily functioning, mood, and genetic data from a longitudinal project on healthy aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia. Fellows will participate in conference presentations and manuscript writing. Fellows will also participate in diagnostic consensus conferences.
To be eligible for the fellowship, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology before the start of the fellowship.