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.
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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