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Post-Baccalaureate Research and Clinical Training Program

Each year many post-BAs join our team in a full-time work-training program. Each program is at least one year, and many have an option to extend for a second year. The training combines elements of experiential learning with supervision, self-directed learning, and shadowing. Post-BAs are included in weekly lab meetings, Grand Rounds, seminars, and other didactic opportunities.

The Yale Child Study Center is a leading institution for the study of human development, from pre-natal neural networks to children and adolescents affected by a wide range of psychiatric disorders and social disabilities. Our core mission is to improve the lives of children and families through research, service, and training. We are a center for basic neurodevelopmental research, and a for developing effective treatment strategies for neurodevelopmental and behavioral problems troubling children, adolescents, and families. We engage in our community with clinical services in clinics, community settings, homes, and pediatric practices.

How to Apply

Online Application

To apply, you will need:

  1. A one to two page personal statement, detailing your relevant experience and career goals. 300-500 words is the ideal length.
  2. Two letters of recommendation sent directly to, as well as the contact information for the application form.
  3. An up-to-date CV to upload.
  4. An official transcript(s) from your institution of study; preferred electronic to
We have a Common Application for Post-BA positions. During the application you will be asked to choose which group(s) you wish to apply to. Each group you choose will receive your online application as soon as you submit it. Some labs may request more information or application materials.

Thank you for your interest!

Research Labs

  • The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence is hiring part-time and full-time research assistants

  • Translational research in the genetics of autism using a zebrafish model system to identify neural mechanisms and novel pharmacological candidates.

  • Clinical trails in pediatric and developmental disability populations