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).