NIH-Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship, Waisman Center, UW-Madison

Postdoctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Position Openings

The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is recruiting postdoctoral trainees for its NICHDfunded Postdoctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research. Appointments will be for 2 years beginning in the summer of 2020. The program provides multidisciplinary training with an emphasis on social affective processes, communication, family processes, epidemiology, genetics, and biobehavioral research on intellectual and developmental disabilities. Faculty use sophisticated statistical approaches, longitudinal research methods, brain imaging methods, GWAS, social genomics, and psychobiology, among other approaches to data collection and analysis as applied to intellectual and developmental disability. We are seeking candidates who are committed to a research career in intellectual and developmental disabilities, have completed prior research and training in the field, and have an outstanding academic record.

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Cleveland Clinic

Center for Autism, Postdoctoral Fellow 

Cleveland Clinic, one of the world’s most distinguished academic medical centers and ranked by U.S. News & World Report announces a search for a one year post-doctoral fellow position in the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism.  The center provides a range of services for children and their families to include diagnostic evaluation, outpatient therapeutic services, a specialized educational program (Lerner School for Autism) serving 100 children and adolescents, and consultation services.  The center also has an active clinical research program supported by federal grants. 

The fellow will provide clinical services 50% of time (diagnostic evaluations, other therapeutic services based on experience, consultation to student with autism in our center-based school).  There are further opportunities to participate in established clinical research programs for the other 50% effort.  Additional roles include participation in multidisciplinary team meetings and teaching of general pediatric residents and fellows. 

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Clinical Psychologist – Southeast Missouri State University

Licensed Clinical Psychologist – Southeast Missouri State University Autism Center

Southeast Missouri State University Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment
Full Time/Term
Primary Responsibilities

·       Perform diagnostic assessment of individuals for identification of autism spectrum disorder, and related disorders, as part of a multidisciplinary team

·       Create and implement treatment plans using evidence-based treatments appropriate for home, community and educational settings, as well as assisting team with implementation

·       Contribute to research projects and data collection for state initiatives and professional conferences/symposia

·       Assist in program development as it relates to the preparation of professionals

·       Provide clinical supervision of practicum students/interns/externs

·       Conduct seminars/guest lectures/workshops activities

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Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Mississauga

Assistant Professor – Developmental Neuropsychology (JOB ID: 1903324)

The Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Developmental Neuropsychology, broadly defined. The appointment will begin July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

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NIH-Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mount Sinai

NIH-Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship, Foss-Feig Lab, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

NIH-funded Clinical Research Postdoctoral Position

Dr. Jennifer Foss-Feig at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment is seeking one full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to join the team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. The fellow will have the opportunity to be a key contributor in an exciting new research project developing a novel outcome measure for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as to complete hours for clinical psychology licensure. Publications, conference presentations, design of original studies, and mentoring of students will be key components of the postdoctoral fellowship.

As part of this position, the fellow will be expected to actively participate in diagnostic assessments for research participants; therefore, experience with – and ideally research reliability in – all modules of the ADOS and the ADI-R are preferred. Strong candidates will have substantial background in the measurement of ASD symptoms and familiarity with observer-report measures; experience with measure development and/or strong psychometric training are a plus, but not required. Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to collaborate with interdisciplinary and cross-institutional teams are a must.

Additional opportunities include work on projects using EEG, eye tracking, psychophysics, and/or fMRI, in both children and adults with ASD, as well as in individuals with rare genetic syndromes associated with ASD (e.g., Phelan McDermid syndrome, FOXP1 syndrome, ADNP syndrome, DDX3X syndrome). Experience in one or more of these experimental methodologies is a plus. Opportunities for submission of external funding applications at the trainee level (e.g., to NIH, Autism Speaks, Autism Science Foundation) will be available.

Applicants completing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or related disciplines and having expertise in assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders will be considered for a fully-funded position. While this fellowship has a primary emphasis on research, supervised clinical hours for licensure can be attained. Additional clinical experiences (e.g., treatment cases, neuropsychological testing) are possible for interested candidates.

The start date is Summer 2020, with some flexibility. This is a two-year position, with possibility of extension.
For more information about the lab, visit: For more information about the Seaver Center, visit:

Interested candidates should e-mail a CV, statement of interest, and contact information for three references to by December 1, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Jennifer Foss-Feig, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Pediatric Psychologists, Nationwide Children's Hospital, OH

Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Psychologists Specializing in the assessment and treatment of Autism and other Developmental Disabilities

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is recruiting psychologists in the Child Development Center (CDC). The Child Development Center is an established interdisciplinary program designed to serve the needs of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders.  The Child Development Center is part of Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatric Behavioral Health program and collaborates within the Section of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. Our program is one of 17 sites within the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health, the SFARI SPARK Clinical Site Network.  We  participate in a wide range of multi-site, externally funded clinical research projects.

The Child Development Center is one of the most comprehensive and largest neurodevelopmental psychology departments in the country and is part of one of the largest Pediatric Behavioral Health units. We have new and expanded positions open for individuals who are interested in working in a multi-disciplinary setting focusing on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children referred for possible autism and other developmental delays and disabilities.  Our Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Psychologists work with Developmental Behavioral Pediatricians, Neurologists, Nurse Practitioners, Speech and Language Pathologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Genetic Counselors, and GI specialists.  We have a large and diverse psychology faculty, an APPIC approved internship track, and a well-established post-doctoral fellowship program.  Our faculty also participates in graduate student training and development as well as medical education. 

We are specifically looking for psychologists interested either of the two following areas:

1) Implementing short-term, targeted evidence based treatments for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

2)  Evidence based psychological testing for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other neurodevelopmental conditions.  We are looking for a colleague interested in developing targeted assessments to re-evaluate progress and design treatment interventions for this population as well as participating in our established diagnostic assessment program. 

Applicants should have experience in working with children with developmental disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders. Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in psychology and be license eligible in Ohio. The completion of formal post-doctoral training is highly desirable. We will consider candidates based on strengths in clinical service, clinical supervision, teaching, and also their career interests. All positions carry a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University (track and rank based upon experience).

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a “top 10” children’s hospital and provides the majority of pediatric and pediatric behavioral health care services and training opportunities in central and southeastern Ohio, serving a population of over 3 million. We are the nation’s largest and oldest Pediatric Health Accountable Care Organization (ACO).  Columbus is a rapidly growing, diverse metropolitan area with a population around 2 million. Please visit for information about Columbus.   For more information about Nationwide Children’s Hospital visit us on the Web

This position will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed immediately.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter stating career goals, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to:

David Michalec, PhD
Search Committee Chair
Clinical Director
Child Development Center
187 W. Schrock Rd, Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: (614) 355-7500

Pediatric Psychologist, UVA Medical Center

Clinical Psychologist Job Opportunity at UVA Medical Center

Pediatric Psychologist

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is seeking a full-time clinical track faculty psychologist in the Section of Pediatric Psychology. Responsibilities include assessment, intervention, and consultation in pediatric subspecialty or primary care clinics with youth who have medical complexity, chronic illness, neuro-developmental disabilities, neuromuscular disorders, intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, mental health disorders, and comorbid diagnoses. The majority of clinical work will be in outpatient settings with the possibility of limited inpatient consultation. Other responsibilities include teaching medical fellows, residents, and medical students and participation on departmental and health system committees.

Successful candidates must possess a PhD or equivalent from an APA-accredited program, have completed an APA-accredited internship, be licensed or license-eligible in Virginia, and be skilled in interprofessional practice in a complex, medical environment. Post-doctoral level experience in a pediatric medical setting is preferred.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship, Seesaw Psychology, CA

2019-2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship at Seesaw Psychology Group in San Francisco and Peninsula Clinics

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow in Clinical Child Adolescent Psychology to join our team at Seesaw.  The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with our team of licensed psychologists, clinicians and postdoctoral fellows and provide direct clinical care for families with young children to adolescents with Autism Spectrum, ID, as well as ADHD, LD, OCD, Anxiety Disorder, and Twice Exceptional/High cognitive functioning. 

Seesaw is a private practice/outpatient clinic and we provide: early child developmental screening, psycho-diagnostic and neuropsychological evaluation, treatment (i.e., CBT, DBT, social emotional skills training, parent coaching). Seesaw is a Golden Gate Regional Center Vendor, GGRC (i.e., we provide ASD and ID assessment).

Training Requirements: Candidates have training in ASD; ADOS-2 traning is provided, but previous training is helpful. Evidence-based CBT, behavior therapy).

Hospital/Clinic/School-based experience is preferred. We are an APPIC training program. The fellowship is part-time 20-30 hours and 2 years. Start time flexible.

To Apply:

Please send: 1) cover letter ; 2) CV; 3) two letters of recommendation; and 4) sample psych evaluation report; (5) sample treatment summary or progress notes 

To: Sujin Sabrina Gabel, PhD, Clinic Director 


Full-time Psychologist, Florida Tech

The Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Tech is seeking a full-time Psychologist to lead our Pediatric Diagnostic Clinic.

This individual will be responsible for diagnostic evaluations for childhood disorders, primarily autism spectrum and related disorders, as well as the assessment of psychological, educational, and social, emotional, and behavioral concerns (i.e., comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations). The position also offers opportunities for case management of early intervention clients, involvement in therapeutic programs (e.g., social skills training), and supervision and training of graduate students. The ideal candidate will be a licensed or license eligible psychologist in the state of Florida and a BCBA-D. Questions may be directed to Dr. Kim Sloman,

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NIH-Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of South Carolina

Dr. Jane Roberts and the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Lab at the University of South Carolina are pleased to announce the availability of one full-time NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship position. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of ongoing projects focused on early development in fragile X syndrome, autism, Down syndrome, and siblings of children with autism. 

Specialized training in the following domains will be offered:

·       Advanced physiological methods (e.g., heart activity, EEG/ERP, salivary cortisol)

·       Autism diagnosis (e.g., ADOS-2 research reliability)

·       Professional development (e.g., design of new studies, manuscript preparation, student mentorship, grant preparation, and the transition to independence)

The fellow will be encouraged to submit their own application for external funding to a major federal agency or private foundation. Dr. Roberts’ postdoctoral fellows have a history of external funding success, particularly with NIH F32 and Loan Repayment Program (LRP) applications.

Applicants with expertise in neurodevelopmental disorders will be considered. Our group is multidisciplinary and includes faculty, staff, and students with training in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as Clinical, School, and Developmental Psychology. While this fellowship has a primary focus on research, there will be many clinical training opportunities, and clinical supervision can be provided by our team’s licensed child psychologist.

The start date is Fall 2019, with some flexibility as needed. This is a two-year position, with possibility of extension.

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Please e-mail a CV and statement of interest to:

Jane E. Roberts, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology"


Clinical Psychologist, Tewksbury Hospital, MA

Contract Position at Tewksbury Hospital, Department of Public Health (36 hrs/wk):

 Clinical Psychologist

Tewksbury Hospital is seeking a licensed clinical psychologist to join the Department of Public Health (DPH) Psychology Department.  DPH Psychologists provide a wide array of interventions across seven inpatient medical rehabilitation units for patients with complex medical conditions. Applicants with special interest in working with individuals with developmental disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Other populations served include individuals with Huntington’s Disease, traumatic/acquired brain injury, substance use disorders, dementia, among other neurological and physical disorders.  Psychological services include consultation to interdisciplinary treatment teams, individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, behavior support planning, and neuropsychological, psychological, and medical decision making capacity assessment.  Tewksbury Hospital houses an APA accredited internship with three interns yearly; prospective applicants must have interest in training committee involvement and supervision of doctoral level interns. 


·      Consultant on DPH treatment teams for medically involved patients with serious mental illness, developmental disability, substance use disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other mental health concerns

·      Provide individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and crisis intervention with high-risk patients

·      Conduct psychological assessment, risk assessment, and assessment of medical decision making capacity- as well as provide feedback and recommendations to patients and caregivers/teams

·      Prepare and maintain records of consultations, initial evaluations, treatment plans, psychotherapy progress notes, behavioral plans, psychological and neuropsychological assessment reports and other records of clinical activities

·      Serve as faculty and supervisor for Tewksbury Hospital’s American Psychological Association Doctoral Internship Program


·       Applicants must have a doctorate-level degree in Psychology from an APA-Accredited program.

·       Applicants must have a valid Psychologist license to practice in Massachusetts. 

Please send a letter of interest and CV to the following email:

Tanya Pospisil, PhD
Director of Psychology
Director of Training
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Department of Public Health
978-851-7321      x2233

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Down Syndrome Research Post-doctoral opportunity - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Dr. Anna Esbensen and the Division of Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral Pediatrics has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position focused on measurement research with children and adolescents with Down Syndrome (DS). This federally-funded research fellowship will provide advanced training in working with individuals with developmental disabilities, and specifically on research on DS. The fellow will be involved in several studies, including measuring cognitive or language outcomes in preschool to school-age children with Down syndrome and a study developing a novel behavioral outcome measure for use with individuals with DS. Fellows will be exposed to qualitative (i.e., focus group administration and coding) and quantitative (i.e., scale development, measurement evaluation) methods. Additional opportunities are available to be involved in randomized clinical trial interventions, with exposure to quantitative analysis methods. Other opportunities include participating in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program and in national clinical trial networks. Access to multiple datasets will contribute to publication and presentation opportunities, and fellows will have protected time for their own research interests, including grant writing. There may also be the opportunity to provide community outreach activities.

Requirements: PhD, MD or equivalent degree in a field related to developmental disabilities.

Please submit your application to Dr. Esbensen with the following information: cover letter, CV and contact details for 3 referees.

Contact: Anna Esbensen, PhD                            E-mail

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of South Carolina

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Autism and Fragile X Syndrome

Seeking Applications for a 2-year NIH-Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of South Carolina

The lab of Dr. Klusek ( is pleased to announce the availability of a full-time, two-year NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship. The focus of the position is on autism and fragile X-associated conditions. The fellow will contribute to several ongoing NIH-funded studies in the lab, which focus broadly on language and communication phenotypes in autism, the broad autism phenotype, fragile X syndrome, and the FMR1 premutation. Dr. Klusek also conducts research on psychiatric, physiological, and genetic correlates of communication ability across these neurodevelopmental conditions. 

Opportunities for the fellow include:
ADOS-2 research reliability training.
Significant emphasis on manuscript preparation.
Advance ongoing projects and collaborate with Dr. Klusek to develop new studies.
 Hands-on experience conducting clinical studies of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families.
 Receive mentorship in grant writing, lab management, and mentoring students.
Fellow will be encouraged to submit own grant application for external funding to a major federal agency or private foundation (e.g., NIH, Autism Speaks).

Dr. Klusek’s research is interdisciplinary and this opportunity is appropriate for applicants with backgrounds in psychology, speech-language pathology, health and human development, or other related disciplines. The start date is flexible, beginning summer 2019.

Interested candidates are invited to contact:

Jessica Klusek, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
Dept. Communication Sciences and Disorders
Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina


Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Virginia


The Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) beginning in Summer or Fall 2019. This position is part of the Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) Program, which represents a significant investment in advancing cutting-edge autism research, training, and clinical services at the University of Virginia. The postdoctoral training experience will emphasize specialized ASD assessment, intervention, research, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Training activities will occur primarily at the Sheila C. Johnson Center for Human Services (SCJC), a state-of-the-art Center providing integrated multidisciplinary clinical services for individuals of all ages. The SCJC incorporates the expertise of licensed professionals with a diverse graduate training program spanning a broad range of clinical specialties. Collaboration with community partners and programs, including the Virginia Institute on Autism, will also be an essential component of the position.

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Posdoctoral Fellowship, Swank Autism Center at Nemours,

2019-2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Swank Autism Center at Nemours

We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow to join our team at the Swank Autism Center at Nemours.  This fellowship is partially funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, "Innovation in Care Integration for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Other Developmental Disabilities".  As part of this work, the fellow will be involved in program development focused on refining systems surrounding assessment and evaluation and disseminating early intervention services to families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the state of Delaware.  Additionally, this position will involve direct clinical care with ASD as a referral question, including diagnostic evaluations, comprehensive testing, ongoing treatment (both behavior-based and CBT), empirically validated group interventions for children and parents and exposure to patients with ASD in a medical setting.  Applicants ideally will have a documented interest and clinical experience in ASD; although ADOS-2 training is not required, it is preferred.

This fellowships position is also part of The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship program.  The LEND program is an interdisciplinary training program for healthcare professionals and family members of children with chronic developmental conditions. Nemours/AIDHC and the University of Delaware, along with other community organizations, have partnered together to develop unique didactic, training, and clinical experiences to create leaders in systems delivery for children with special needs and their families. The program will include specialized didactics, interdisciplinary clinical opportunities in both the medical field and in the community, partnership with families, and a capstone research project. It is anticipated that the four LEND fellows will spend one day a week dedicated to LEND activities. LEND is supported by a grant from the Maternal Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There are more than 40 LEND programs in the United States, and this is the first LEND program in Delaware.

To Apply:

Please send: 1) letter of interest; 2) CV; 3) two letters of recommendation; and 4) letter from DCT indicating status on track for dissertation defense by start of fellowship to:

Colleen Sherman, PhD, Director of Fellowship Training

NICHD Postdoctoral Fellowship, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Post-Doctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research

The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has an open position in the Post-Doctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research.  This program has been supported continuously by NICHD since its inception in 1995, and over 95% of former trainees have obtained faculty or research positions relevant to IDD, and the majority have successfully received extramural research funding.

The NICHD-funded multidisciplinary program prepares trainees for research careers focused on genetic conditions such as fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome, autism, and other rare disorders and IDDs of unknown etiology. Faculty use sophisticated statistical approaches, longitudinal research methods, brain imaging methods, GWAS, social genomics, and psychobiology.

To learn about program faculty and research, visit:

To apply and for questions, contact Sigan Hartley (

Sigan L. Hartley, PhD
100 Women Chair in Human Ecology|Associate Professor|Human Development and Family Studies|School of Human Ecology|Waisman Center Investigator|UW-Madison|4101 Nancy Nicholas Hall|1300 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706|(608) 265-5424|

Full-time Lecturer, Tufts University


Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences

Full-time Lecturer (non-tenure-track)

Position 1: The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer, starting September 2019. The lecturer will teach courses in introductory research methods and statistics, and courses related to children and families, according to the needs of the department.

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Position 2: The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer, starting September 2020. The lecturer will teach courses related to applied programs, practice, and policies for children and families, including children with special needs, and other courses according to the needs of the department.

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Psychologist, Ohio State University

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health is seeking applications for a PSYCHOLOGIST to work on our INPATIENT PSYCHIATRY UNITS.

Expertise in providing behavior support of patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities and co-occurring severe psychopathology (e.g., psychosis, mania, suicidality) is desired. Psychologists with board certification in behavior analysis (BCBA) are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to provide excellent inter-professional consultation, training on behavior support, and short-term clinical care for adults and adolescents, develop individualized behavior support plans to be implemented on the inpatient units, and collaborate with the core programming team. Rank for this clinical-track appointment is flexible, dependent on the candidate’s qualifications. Salary and benefits are highly competitive.

The successful candidate will join a 30+ member Division of Psychology that includes others whose primary work site is the Nisonger Center, a University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Our division has robust training opportunities, including a psychology pre-doctoral internship program to: a) provide assessment and treatment; b) participate in the professional education of trainees in psychology and other disciplines; and c) collaborate with other faculty in scholarly activities. Information about OSUWMC can be found at To learn about our rapidly developing department, go to For more information, send an inquiry to the Psychology Division Director (

Applications will be reviewed upon arrival and continue until the position is filled. Start date is flexible. Applicants must be from an APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral program (with an accredited clinical internship), have at least one year of relevant post-doctoral experience, and be licensed in Ohio by the time of appointment.

How to Apply: For consideration, please send Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to: Thomas Klitzka, DASPR Physician and Faculty Recruiter The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Ph: (614) 293-3053 - Cell: 614-935-7445

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Boston University

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Boston University

The Families and Autism Research Lab at Boston University invites applications for a post-doctoral research fellow to join research projects focused on contextual aspects of autism spectrum disorder in adolescence and adulthood.

The post-doctoral fellow will have responsibility within two federally funded research grants focused on autism spectrum disorder. One study, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences examines the transition from high school to adulthood for students on the autism spectrum graduating with a diploma. The second study, funded by NIMH, focuses on the development of a telehealth approach to help adult siblings develop skills and knowledge to work with their families to plan for the future.

The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, manuscript and grant preparation, community-based intervention development, and receive mentorship in general professional development. The fellowship is designed to prepare candidates for a research-focused career in academe, a research center, or clinical setting.

Qualified applicants will have an earned PhD in psychology, rehabilitation sciences, special education, or a related field. Strong candidates will have experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, proficiency with quantitative data analysis and software, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a commitment to publication productivity.

The appointment will be through the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College at Boston University. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines, and benefits are competitive. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. The preferred start date is between June and August 2019. Applicants should have completed their doctoral degree by the start of employment.  The search will remain open until the position is filled. 

Boston University is an AAU institution with a long and distinguished tradition of dedication to inclusion and social justice. The College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College includes diversity as one of our strategic goals. We are especially committed to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at BU and throughout professional organizations.

 For more information about the position and to apply, please contact Dr. Gael Orsmond at Interested applicants should send a letter of interest explaining their background and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and up to 3 selected reprints (or other writing samples).


Autism Intervention Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Intervention Research Fellowship Focused on Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position focused on intervention research with adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). CCHMC is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country with a reputation for excellence and innovation in research, clinical care, teaching, and training. CCHMC was recently ranked second of pediatric hospitals by the US News & World Report, ranks third among pediatric medical centers in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, and hosts one of the nation's largest fellowship training programs in pediatric/child psychology. 

This federally-funded research postdoctoral fellowship will provide advanced training in working with high functioning middle school and high school students with ASD. The fellow will be involved in two studies. One study involves developing, adapting, and testing an intervention to be implemented in the school setting targeting academic executive functions (e.g., organization, planning, and study skills). The second study is testing an intervention targeting daily living skills (e.g., hygiene, cooking, and laundry) as compared to a social skills intervention. Fellows will be exposed to qualitative (i.e., focus group administration and coding) and quantitative (i.e., open trial and/or randomized clinical trial with intervention) methods. Fellows will also become research reliable on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule or ADOS-2 with a certified ADOS-2 trainer. Other opportunities include (1) assisting with intervention development and adaptation; (2) training and consultation with school personnel who deliver the executive function intervention; (3) supervision of graduate trainees who assist in facilitating the daily living skills and social skills intervention in the clinic setting; and (4) training school personnel on the Behavior Management Principles course offered through The Kelly O’Leary Center for Autism (TKOC). Fellows’ access to multiple datasets will contribute to publication and presentation opportunities, and fellows will have protected time for their own research interests, including grant writing. There may also be the opportunity to provide school and parent consultation and community outreach activities. For questions regarding this position, contact Amie Duncan, Ph.D. ( or Leanne Tamm, Ph.D. (

The fellowship is part of a network of Psychology Fellowships at CCHMC, with associated didactic and professional development training: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from an APA approved program, completed an APA approved internship, and defended their dissertation prior to beginning the fellowship. The earliest start date is July 3, 2019 (later dates available). Stipends will be at the current NIH levels for each year of training. Across our academic community, there is a strong commitment to recruit, train, and retain trainees and faculty of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. 

Please visit our website for fellowship information, including application instructions: For general assistance, applicants may contact the Psychology Fellowship Coordinator (Samantha Losekamp, or Co-Directors of Psychology Fellowship Training, Meg H. Zeller, Ph.D. ( and Stephen P. Becker, Ph.D. ( Applications will be reviewed as they are received.