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