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Post-doctoral Fellow in Adult Neurogenic & Alternative Interventions

Georgia State University

Post-doctoral Fellow in Adult Neurogenic & Alternative Interventions

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Post-Doctoral Research

The newly-established Language Recovery and Communication Technology Lab in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Georgia State University invites applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellow. This unique opportunity invites applicants interested in advancing their knowledge of alternative interventions for people with aphasia, including augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and mind-body interventions (e.g., yoga, and meditation). Moreover, the Fellow will gain the skills needed to run large-scale intervention studies and will be exposed to successful, long-term multisite collaborations that will help them hone their ability to become an independent aphasiology scientist.

Georgia State University is an urban, public research-intensive university in Atlanta, the leading cultural and economic center of the Southeast. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, located within the College of Education and Human Development, offers master’s and PhD degree programs in speech-language pathology. The department has a strong reputation for excellent teaching, outstanding research and scholarly productivity, and outstanding clinical training with a diverse student body. The department has several exciting clinical partnerships and community outreach programs. Faculty and students have collaborative opportunities across the university including the Center for Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language and Literacy, the Urban Child Study Center, the Center for the Study of Adult Literacy, the Neuroscience Institute, and the Center for Research on Atypical Development and Learning. Find more information about the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders on the Department's website:


  1. PhD in Speech-Language Pathology, Speech and Hearing Science, or Communication Sciences and Disorders by the start date.
  2. The ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) is preferred; strong Clinical Fellows (CFs) will be considered.
  3. Eligibility for Georgia speech-language pathology licensure is required.

Goals of the Fellowship: 

1. Become a leader in alternative interventions for people with aphasia.

2. Develop a five-year plan and path to independence that includes pathway to independence:

-as a lead author on manuscripts.

-grant submission experience and management (as Co-Investigator and Primary-Investigator).

-a path to a career in research as an aphasiologist.

3. The Core Competencies for Postdoctoral Research Fellowsdeveloped by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, will be used to guide the Fellow’s development in the areas of:

-Discipline-Specific Conceptual Knowledge

-Research Skill Development

-Communication Skills

-Job Market Skills


-Leadership and Management Skills

-Responsible Conduct of Research

Essential Functions & Duties

  1. Serve as Lab Manager for the Language Recovery & Communication Technology Lab. In this role the Fellow will manage the regulatory research functions of active studies related to alternative interventions for aphasia and manage study recruitment and enrollment.
  2. Assist with the following responsibilities as they relate to alternative interventions for people with aphasia, moving toward independence as the Fellowship progresses:
    1. collection and analysis of data across active projects.
    2. outlining and writing manuscripts and grants.
    3. preparing conference abstracts, proposals, & conference presentations—and presenting work at regional, national, and international venues.
    4. mentoring undergraduate and graduate students (e.g., theses, dissertations, independent studies, treatment related to studies).

Applications: Qualified applicants are asked to submit electronically via:

  1. curriculum vitae
  2. cover letter discussing qualifications and areas of expertise
    • The letter must also emphasize why the candidate desires additional training of alternative interventions for aphasia and how this aligns with their future career plans.
  3. three letters of recommendation

Additional Info

Contact Name : Dr. Aimee Dietz

Contact Address : 30 Pryor St SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 404-413-8340

Instructions : Submit applications via:
Requisition ID: 22001206
(Postdoctoral Research Associate)

Application Deadline : 1/15/2023

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