A Postdoctoral Associate in Developmental, Clinical, or Social Psychology/Neuroscience

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in developmental, clinical, or social psychology/neuroscience to be involved in prospective studies of infants at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as part of the Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Research Program.

The Yale ACE Research Program is a five-year study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, which aims to pinpoint early indicators of autism spectrum disorder in during prenatal and early post-natal development. This effort brings together researchers from Departments of Child Study Center, Radiology, Pediatrics, and Statistics.

The Associate will go through a 2-year clinical training program, working under the supervision of licensed psychologists team including Drs. Powell, Fontenelle, and Chawarska. The Associate will be responsible for administering standardized assessment measures to children and their parents, will gain experience in eye-tracking, fetal and neonatal imaging, as well as in manuscript preparation and grant writing. Additional training opportunities will include participation in a weekly seminar on issues related to diagnosis and treatment of ASD, weekly Departmental Grand Rounds, as well as other extensive didactic experiences available at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, Yale School of Medicine, and Yale University. 

Candidates with previous experience with young children with autism or other developmental disorders and research track record are strongly encouraged to apply.

Sponsor Institution

Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine 

Program Director

Katarzyna Chawarska 

Additional Faculty 

Kelly Powell, Scuddy Fontenelle, Suzanne Macari, Quan Wang 

Salary

$47,484 per year; commensurate with NIH postdoctoral levels of experience (plus full healthcare coverage and benefits) 

Term of Position

2 years 

Start Date

July 1, 2018 

U.S. Citizenship

Not Required