Research Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Child Study Center

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

Sponsor Institution: Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine
Program Director: Katarzyna Chawarska
Additional Faculty: Suzanne Macari, Quan Wang, Laura Ment, Todd Constable, Dustin Scheinost, Joseph Chang
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 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 ASD during prenatal and early postnatal periods. This effort brings together researchers from Departments of Child Study Center, Radiology, Pediatrics, and Statistics.

The two-year research training program will focus on behavioral, attentional, and neuroimaging studies of early development.  Strong methodological background and publication/presentation record is required. Prior experience in autism research and/or work with pregnant mothers and infants although not required, will be highly valued.  The Associate will assist with neuroimaging studies, administer neurobehavioral assessment measures, participate in the design, implementation, and analysis of new experimental procedures, and will gain experience in manuscript preparation and grant writing.  The Yale Child Study Center is a leading institution for clinical diagnostic services and research on ASD, with a multidisciplinary approach to autism research spanning projects in behavioral neuroscience, neuroimaging, molecular genetics, and treatment. Training opportunities will include participation in a weekly seminar on issues related to diagnosis and treatment of ASD, weekly Grand Rounds, as well as other extensive didactic experiences available at the Yale Child Study Center, Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, Yale School of Medicine, and Yale University. 

Application Information: For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact 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:  January 15th, 2018

 Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for a postdoctoral appointment, candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent from a program in clinical, developmental, or cognitive psychology.  When a candidate has completed all of 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.