Overall Description of Responsibility or Nature of Work

A clinical and research postdoctoral fellow position in the field of pediatric diabetes is available in the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (Pediatric Division), at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The fellow will receive systematic training in the specialized knowledge and skills related to the management of type 1 diabetes with a specific emphasis on the implementation of adherence and other behavioral (e.g., fear of hypoglycemia) interventions. The fellow will receive four core training experiences: research, clinical care, research program development, and teaching and consultation. Approximately 75% of the fellow’s time will be spent on research through participation on existing NIH-funded grants, with the other 25% spent in direct clinical care. The fellow’s training includes study design and execution, manuscript writing, and grant preparation. Fellows will have the opportunity to receive additional mentorship via team collaborations within the Barbara Davis Center. Educational opportunities will be tailored to the fellow’s individual training needs and career goals include grand rounds, didactics, and seminars within the Barbara Davis Center and the University of Colorado. This is a two-year position, which is not renewable. The salary structure is both attractive and nationally competitive. Other benefits include health/dental insurance, vacation/sick leave and access to all University facilities.

 For questions about research projects, the nature of the position and duties, or any other inquiries or interest, please contact Dr. Kimberly Driscoll: kimberly.driscoll@ucdenver.edu.

 Training Philosophy

Our training philosophy is based on the scientist-practitioner model: the fellow will be trained in advanced skills in the practice of psychology and in the integration of research and clinical services in a center dedicated to the medical and psychological treatment of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes and their families. Following the completion of training, the fellow will be prepared to function independently at the assistant professor level within a medical school or other professional setting with the goal of becoming a licensed psychologist by the end of the fellowship.


All candidates should be from an American Psychological Association (APA) approved doctoral graduate program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology, and will have completed (or be about to complete) an APA-approved internship program. Experience with children and adolescents is required and experience with type 1 diabetes or another pediatric chronic illness is preferred.

 Salary & Benefits:  Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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