Clinical Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Child Study Center

Postdoctoral Associate in Child Psychopathology: Yale Autism Infant and Toddler Program

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

 Description: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in clinical psychology. Candidates are expected to have completed an APA-accredited program with eligibility to obtain Connecticut psychology licensure.  The Associate will join an interdisciplinary research team consisting of clinical and developmental psychologists, experts in neuroimaging, computer science, neurodevelopment, and statistics as part of the Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Program Project Grant activities at the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC).   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. The YCSC is a leading institution for clinical diagnostic services and multidisciplinary research on ASD involving behavioral neuroscience, physiology, neuroimaging, molecular genetics, and treatment.  

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. 

Application Information: For more specific questions, please contact or  Information about the Yale Early Social Cognition Lab can be found here:

Submitting Your Application: A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items:

1) Curriculum Vitae
2) A 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals
3) Two letters of recommendation which speak directly to the candidate's clinical and research potential.

Electronic applications (with scanned documents and separate letters of recommendation emailed directly from referees) are preferred and can be sent directly to  Mailed applications may be submitted to:

Katarzyna Chawarska, Ph.D.
Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center
40 Temple Street, Suite 7-D
New Haven, CT 06510

Submission Deadline:  February 1st, 2018

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for a postdoctoral appointment, candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent from a program in clinical psychology.  When a candidate has completed all the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not yet been formally conferred, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree, together with a statement of the date on which the degree is to be conferred. Yale University School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from women and minority candidates.