Chronic Pain Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Position Description: 

Mulitple positions open.

STRONG STAR Consortium within the UT Health San Antonio Division of Behavioral Medicine is seeking competent and motivated postdoctoral psychology fellows to serve as research therapists for a study funded by the Department of Defense (DoD). The aim of the study is to test a cognitive-behavioral therapy protocol for posttraumatic headaches with both in-person and telehealth formats. This is a multi-site trial, which is the largest clinical trial in the world to test a posttraumatic headache intervention. The clinical trial for the UT Health San Antonio site will be conducted at the adjacent South Texas Veterans Health Care System. Postdoctoral fellows will be involved in conducting assessment interviews and interventions for the study. Each fellow will receive expert training and supervision in delivering Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Posttraumatic Headache and in other health psychology applications for chronic pain.

Participation in other research opportunities is likely. Prior postdoctoral fellows have published articles in high quality, peer-reviewed journals, co-authored book chapters, and presented research at national and international conferences. Other achievements by STRONG STAR fellows include being awarded student loan repayment through the NIH and being hired on as faculty of the Department of Psychiatry following a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship. Individuals with strong research interests will also be provided opportunities to improve grant writing skills. Individuals with strong clinical and/or research interests will be well-prepared for careers in the DoD/VA systems.

Position Requirements: 

Qualifications for these positions include a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology. Previous experience with military service members, veterans (or beneficiaries), working in primary care clinics, treating chronic pain, or working with traumatic brain injury are preferred but all applications are welcomed.
Our fellows receive a competitive salary ($53,760) as well as exceptional health care and retirement benefits. Psychology Fellows are required to have completed an APA Accredited Internship and APA Accredited Doctoral Program. All applicants must have the unrestricted ability to work in the US.

How to Apply: 

To begin the application process, please send the following to Paul Nabity, PhD at

1) CV 

2) Statement of Interest

Contact Name: 
Paul Nabity
Contact Email: 
Deadline to Apply: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Job Number: 

All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.