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Start Date, Stipend, Benefits, Resources, Background Checks

The start date for the residency is variable and depends upon the position and the timing of the resident’s completion of the dissertation and internship. Positions may begin as early as July 1 and as late as the third Monday in September. Start dates are negotiable.

The stipend is $52,704 (plus fringe) for the 2020-2021 training year. Residents may pay a parking fee (site dependent), and are eligible for health, dental, and optical insurance. They also have an option to obtain life insurance. Further, they have access to a flexible spending account program for medical and/or childcare purposes. Residents employed by Emory also receive 15 compensated business days of vacation, 10 compensated business days for sick leave, and 10 official paid Emory holidays. Residents employed by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta receive 15 days of leave (sick & vacation) and up to 6 weeks of short-term disability. Residents observe holidays as observed in their primary placement. 

As employees or affiliates of Emory University, all Residents have access to the libraries, gym ($25/month for Emory gym or reduced rates at local athletic clubs), and the wealth of educational and cultural activities offered by the University. Residents have easy access to computers and relevant computer software, email, internet, and methodological/ statistical consultation. There is adequate office space, supplies, and testing materials to support the work of each of the residents.

Grady Health System, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory Healthcare – Emory Brain Health Center require criminal background checks and drug testing as a condition of employment. All postdoctoral residents must also complete orientation and pre-employment health assessments, background checks (cannot reveal any prior felony convictions), and drug testing through any of the institutions where they are based (e.g., Grady Health System, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory Health Care – Emory Brain Health Center). For the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta locations, this drug screen includes no use of nicotine. Final acceptance into our program is contingent on passing the background check, finger printing, etc., that is required at each of the institutions associated with the program.