Postdoctoral Fellowships in Behavioral Science and Clinical Health Psychology of Diabetes

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Work type: Research Fellows, Staff Full-time
Department: Ferkauf School of Psychology
Location: Resnick Campus, 1165 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY
Categories: Research

Position Summary:       

Postdoctoral fellowship positions are offered at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University in Bronx, New York. The primary training experience will be under the mentorship of Dr. Jeffrey Gonzalez, a core faculty member in the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology (Health Emphasis) PhD program at Ferkauf ( with a joint appointment at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology & Population Health (

Fellows may also receive research mentorship and consultation from collaborating experts in behavioral science and technology, life course methodology, health systems and population science, and Latino health disparities through the New York Regional Center for Diabetes Translation Research (NY-CDTR;, which is directed by Dr. Gonzalez.

The NY-CDTR is one of seven Centers for Diabetes Translation Research funded by the NIH/NIDDK to promote translational research aimed at reducing diabetes health disparities and addressing social determinants of health ( Supervised clinical work in diabetes care is also available.

Fellows will participate in research seminars and will be able to take advantage of various opportunities for enrichment throughout Yeshiva, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the NY-CDTR, and the Montefiore Medical Center (See:

Salary is competitive relative to NIH training levels and benefits are included. Pilot study funds are available. Travel funds are also available to attend scientific and professional conferences. Start date is flexible. Positions will be full-time for 1-2 years, with the possibility of extending further.

Position Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of the fellows will be to contribute to ongoing JDRF- and NIDDK-funded clinical research projects being conducted in the lab.

  • Fellows will have responsibilities including data analysis, manuscript preparation, and assistance with grant proposals.
  • Extensive opportunities are available for secondary data analysis and first-author publications.
  • Opportunities also exist for mentored pilot studies directed by the fellow.
  • Fellows will also contribute to project management of ongoing studies. Specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy protocols tailored for young adults with type 1 diabetes will also be available.
  • Teaching and mentoring roles may be available for interested fellows.
Experience & Educational Background
  • Candidates with a doctoral degree in psychology (clinical degrees preferred but non-clinical degrees will be considered) who have strong analytic and writing skills are encouraged to apply.
  • Prior peer-reviewed publication record, relevant experience, and promise for ability to obtain external research funding will be considered in ranking applicants.
  • Although not required, a degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis on health psychology/behavioral medicine is desirable.
  • Experience in the delivery of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is desirable.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Data management and analysis skills are desirable.
  • Manuscript writing skills are desirable.
  • Bilingual Spanish speakers are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter indicating research interests, objectives for postdoctoral training, and independent career goals. Include a CV, 2-3 references who can submit letters of recommendation, and 1-2 publications (if available). Review of application materials will begin on February 12, 2024, and continue until the positions are filled. Any questions should be directed to Dr. Gonzalez at

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About Us:        

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology is located on Yeshiva University's Resnick Campus approximately 7 miles from Manhattan, New York. The Ferkauf Graduate School offers three APA-accredited doctoral programs: Clinical PsyD, School-Clinical Child PsyD, and Clinical PhD with an emphasis on Health Psychology, as well as an MA in Mental Health Counseling, MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, and MA in Special Education. The Max and Celia Parnes Family Psychological and Psychoeducational Services Clinic is the training center of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and offers low-cost, state-of-the-art mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in the Bronx and the Greater New York City area, especially those who cannot otherwise afford or access these services within the community. Located adjacent to the campus of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Ferkauf offers opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, enrichment, and training with colleagues at the College of Medicine.

Yeshiva University

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more. 

We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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