Psychology Post-Doctoral Residency Program

The Division of Psychology at the Institute on Development and Disability (IDD), Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR, is recruiting for two full-time psychology post-doctoral residents for one-year appointments with the possibility of extending to two years. The Division consists of 15 licensed psychologists focused on inpatient (medical) and ambulatory care for children with complex developmental and/or medical disorders and their families, clinical research, and training. Post-doctoral residencies offered for the 2016-2017 training year are listed below.

Please note: If you wish to apply for more than one of these residencies, you must follow the application guidelines for each position. We cannot accept a single application for multiple positions.

General Application Requirements

All residents must hold a doctoral degree in clinical, counseling, or school at the start of their residency. Further, applicants must have completed their doctoral training and internship through a program accredited by the American Psychological Association. Other specific requirements for individual positions are provided below.

Review of applications will be ongoing, with a deadline for applications by early January, 2016 (these will vary slightly by position), with invitations for interviews made shortly thereafter. Offers will be extended pending final budgetary approval.

Opportunities For All Positions

All post-doctoral fellows within the Division of Psychology have access to a multitude of career development opportunities through the IDD and OHSU, including a rich range of didactic offerings. Experience in supervision of interns and/or practicum trainees is emphasized through mentorship and tiered supervision. Opportunities to offer community-based trainings to parents and community providers are available, as well as mentoring of medical residents and medical students

Start Date, Salary, and Benefits

Start date for each position is targeted to be early to mid-August; this will be negotiated individually for each position. Prior to starting, residents must obtain a State of Oregon Contract for Supervision of Psychologist Resident. For more information about the Oregon Residency Contract go to:

All residents are salaried employees, paid at NIH-designated levels (currently approximately $43,000). Residents receive 10 paid vacation and 10 paid personal days. Health benefits are provided.

Behavioral Pediatrics/Pediatric Psychology Residency

This residency emphasizes training in behavioral health care across the full spectrum of pediatric patients. Approximately 30% of the clinical time will be devoted services to children with issues falling under the purview of behavioral pediatrics. Behavioral pediatrics blends behavioral and pediatric sciences to promote health and well-being of children. The IDD Behavioral Pediatrics Treatment Program emphasizes care to children with: toileting issues (e.g., soiling, bedwetting, delayed toilet training), tic and habit disorders (e.g., Tourette's, trichotillomania, body focused repetitive behaviors), common child rearing challenges (e.g., toddler tantrums, bedtime resistance and sleep problems) and adherence challenges in young children (e.g., CPAP non-adherence, difficulty completing required medical examinations).

Additionally, approximately 30-40% of the resident's time will involve integrated behavioral health care in general pediatrics clinics. Specifically, the resident will provide direct consultation to patients during well-child and standard medical visits, indirect consultation to pediatric residents and attendings, formal experiential and didactic training to pediatric residents to improve their ability to address child rearing challenges, and supervision to a psychology intern also providing integrated behavioral health care.

Finally, approximately 40% of the clinical time will involve providing care to children with complex medical conditions. Much of this work will involve consultation - liaison for children with acute and chronic health conditions (e.g., diabetes, cystic fibrosis, chronic pain) hospitalized at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. Integration into specialty pediatrics clinics (e.g. diabetes clinic, CF clinic) may be negotiable depending on resident interest and departmental need.

For more information about the position, minimum and preferred qualifications, and requested application materials, interested parties are directed to

Please select the option "Search for Jobs" and enter in the code IRC49992. All applications must be submitted via this webpage.

Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Kurt Freeman at

Assessment/Neuropsychological Assessment-Oriented Residency


This position emphasizes advanced training in comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluation services of various pediatric populations, focusing on youth with complex special health needs. Most evaluation/neuropsychological assessments of youth with complex medical and/or developmental needs (e.g., traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, spina bifida, craniofacial disorders) will occur in outpatient contexts; some inpatient evaluative work may also occur (e.g., evaluation of patients hospitalized for seizure evaluations, pre-surgical evaluations for children undergoing brain resections). Evaluations will occur as part of interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary teams as well as independently/psychology only-evaluations. This position also includes consultation and brief intervention in a multidisciplinary clinic treating survivors of pediatric cancer and their families. Opportunities for inpatient consultation also exist.

Additionally, the resident in this position will likely have opportunities to provide mentored supervision to clinical psychology practicum student(s) involved in assessment-related activities.

Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Mina Nguyen-Driver at

Autism Spectrum Disorder Residency

This is a one-year position, with the option of extending to a 2-year position (pending funding). Emphasis is on diagnostic assessment of children and youth with a referral question of ASD (~2/3 time). Other research and clinical duties may focus on collaborative research, behavioral treatment, inpatient consultation, etc. as applicable to the applicant's interests and program needs.

The IDD Autism Program functions as the only interdisciplinary, university-based program for children with ASD and their families in Oregon.  It is also designated as one of 15 Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) clinical sites and a Center of Excellence for the state of Washington. More than 20 clinical professionals participate in the Autism Program, representing the fields of psychology, developmental pediatrics, psychiatry, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, audiology, occupational and physical therapy, social work, and family consultation.  Services include multidisciplinary differential diagnostic evaluations for toddlers through adults, speech-language and occupational therapy, behavioral and medical consultation, medication management, and behavioral treatment. The Autism Program actively collaborates with the diverse clinical and pre-clinical autism research endeavors at OHSU, including neuro-imaging, language processing, animal models of behavior, and metabolic/genetics. 

Primary Activities: The postdoctoral fellowship in ASD blends primarily clinical activities with research opportunities based on the interests and training needs of the fellow. Clinical activities will focus on ASD (2-3 days/week) with an emphasis on differential diagnostic assessment. Up to one-third of the fellow's time may be spent in other research and/or clinical activities, such as neuropsychological assessment, inpatient consultation, behavioral treatment, parent training, or cognitive-behavioral individual/group treatment. Opportunities for research exist in collaboration with affiliated OHSU ASD research labs and other faculty members in the Division of Psychology. Dr. Huang-Storms' current research includes sex differences in ASD symptom presentation, differential/co-morbid diagnosis, and indicators for early identification of ASD. The postdoctoral resident may participate in ongoing research activities in addition to developing his/her own research project(s). 

Qualifications: In addition to the general qualifications for all positions, for this position the preferred candidate will have experience in a pediatric hospital setting, competence with standardized assessment tools for toddlers through adults, cognitive-behavioral treatment experience, and ADOS-2 and ADI-R training.

Application: All applications must go through the OHSU Human Resources webpage. This position is posted on the OHSU job website,; enter IRC49825 into the search field. Applicants should follow the instructions provided and upload the following documentation:

  1. Letter of interest and goals for the post-doctoral year(s)
  2. Curriculum Vita (include awarded or expected date of doctoral degree)
  3. Names of 3 professional references

In addition, a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation and 1 de-identified clinical work sample should be sent separately to   

Any further questions may also be directed to:   

Lark Huang-Storms, Ph.D.
Director, Autism Program
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon 97239-3098

Review of applications will be ongoing, with a deadline for applications by January 15, 2016 with invitations for interviews made before or shortly thereafter. Applicants will be notified of offers by March 18, 2016.

Chronic Pain and Family Health Research

This is a one-year position, with the option of extending to a 2-year position based on mutual fellow and program interest.   This position emphasizes training and experience in child and family research with chronic pain populations, under the primary supervision of Dr. Anna C. Wilson (75% research time). The fellowship is designed to prepare the individual for an academic career in pediatric or health psychology, with a focus on pain and the family. The fellow will receive experience and training in conducting research related to risk for the development of pediatric chronic pain, as well as in the assessment and treatment of pediatric chronic pain. Specific training in grant writing, manuscript preparation, and data analysis will be provided. Ongoing research projects focus on family history of chronic pain, assessment of parent health and functioning in the context of pediatric pain, and neuroimaging of pain in adolescents. The fellow will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects. 

Clinical activities will include participation in multidisciplinary assessments through the OHSU/Doernbecher Children's Hospital outpatient Pediatric Pain Management Clinic, a multidisciplinary team that includes pediatric anesthesiologists, physical therapists, advanced practice nurses, and psychologists. The fellow will also provide individual psychology treatment services, provide a pain management workshop to groups of children with chronic pain and their parents, and have opportunities to conduct inpatient consultations related to pain management. 

Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have training and experience conducting research with children and parents, experience in a pediatric hospital setting, and competence with assessment and treatment of youth with chronic pain or other conditions. 

Application: This position is posted on the OHSU job website: and enter IRC50261 into the search field. Applicants should follow the instructions provided and upload the following documentation: 

  1. Letter of interest and goals for the post-doctoral year(s) 
  2. Curriculum Vita (include awarded or expected date of doctoral degree) 
  3. Names of 3 professional references 

In addition, 3 letters of recommendation from mentors or supervisors and a research writing sample should be sent separately to Anna Wilson, preferred via email: 

Review of applications will be ongoing, with a deadline for applications by January 15, 2016 with invitations for interviews made before or shortly thereafter. Applicants will be notified of offers by March 18, 2016

Any further questions may also be directed to:

Anna C. Wilson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Research, IDD Division of Psychology
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Mailstop CDRC
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon 97239-3098
503 494-0333503 494-0333