Rehabilitation Research Postdoctoral Fellowships Available!
The University of Michigan (UM) has a long history of training in rehabilitation research . We have multiple rehabilitation research fellowship positions available to train with Dr. Anna Kratz and her team of collaborators in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at UM.
What is the rehabilitation research fellowship like?
The fellowship prioritizes rigorous training in research methods and focuses on conducting work that is methodologically innovative, theoretically-driven and clinically-relevant. The overarching focus of Dr. Kratz’s research is on chronic symptoms and symptom management; specifically, on the intersection of chronic pain, fatigue, and cognitive dysfunction across clinical conditions. See kratz.lab.medicine.umich.edu for more details.
Opportunities for specific training in the following areas are available:
- Ambulatory assessment techniques (e.g. ecological momentary assessment, actigraphy, ambulatory cognitive testing)
- Physical activity (as it relates to symptoms and functioning)
- Sleep (as it relates to symptoms and functioning)
- Qualitative research methods
- Intervention development and clinical trials
- Measurement development
This fellowship offers an immersive research training experience with two main components:
- Conducting mentored rehabilitation research, focused on building a broad base of research competencies in areas such as writing manuscripts, oral presentations, grantsmanship, research methods, and professional development.
- Participating in didactic training experiences (e.g., journal clubs, seminars, workshops) offered through Michigan Medicine, various UM institutes and research centers, UM Department of Neurology, and the UM Department of PM&R postdoctoral training program.
Fellowship start and end dates are flexible. Trainees will be encouraged to complete a two-year fellowship to allow sufficient time to develop an area of MS rehabilitation research expertise, although applicants interested in only one year will also be considered.
Stipend & Benefits
Salary is based on NIH postdoctoral salary levels (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-19-036.html), and includes university benefits.
Who should apply?
Applicants from various disciplines will be considered. This includes, but is not limited to those with backgrounds in: psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and kinesiology.
Psychology applicants must have a psychology doctoral degrees from an APA accredited program to be considered. Some fellowship positions allow time for clinical work as well as research.
Applicants must have an interest in a research career.
For more information and To apply:
For more information about these fellowships, please contact Dr. Anna Kratz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications will be reviewed immediately and on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.