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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation

Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers a postdoctoral research fellowship program in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) rehabilitation. This is a mentor-based fellowship funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

This fellowship is not currently recruiting for the 2022-2024 training cycle.

Program Information

This program is designed to be a two- to three-year training program, depending on trainees’ goals and progress. The mission of the training program is to mentor postdoctoral research fellows to become independent scientist-practitioners in MS rehabilitation, with a focus on understanding and reducing the cognitive, emotional, and social challenges that accompany MS and related conditions, and promoting psychosocial wellness in MS.

Trainees spend at least 80% of their time in rehabilitation-oriented research activities. Remaining time may be spent providing clinical services (e.g., cognitive assessment, health and behavior intervention) to individuals and their families affected by MS. Fellows will be encouraged to attend the weekly didactic and monthly seminars within the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, the Division of Neuroimmunology & Neurological Infections, and their respective departments (PM&R and Neurology).

For more information about research in the MSRP, please visit our website.

Pandemic Modifications

Outpatient services and supervision are primarily via telehealth. Fellows will not see patients who are COVID-19 positive or who are Persons Under Investigation.

Required Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) from an APA-accredited program, and including an APA-accredited internship
    • Doctoral degrees from other rehabilitation fields, including neuroscience, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, or medicine (e.g., neurology, physiatry) will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • A record of peer-reviewed publications or presentations in the field of MS or other disability and rehabilitation populations (e.g., brain injury, stroke, neurologic infection, cancer, etc).
  • Completion of all doctoral degree requirements at least 30 days prior to the start date. Persons who anticipate being unable to meet this deadline should contact the Program Director as soon as they are aware of this difficulty.

Application and Interview Process

All materials must be submitted through our online Application Portal and include:

  • Letter of interest (no longer than 2 single-spaced pages) that includes: (1) description of career goals; (2) how these interests/goals fit specifically within our program; and (3) a statement pertaining to the dissertation status and anticipated date of graduation
  • CV
  • Contact information for 3 references (We will contact your references by phone or email)
  • Graduate transcripts (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the application stage. Official transcripts will be requested if an offer is extended.)

For more information, please contact Dr. Hughes.

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