Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Research, Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine
The fellow will conduct diagnostic and cognitive evaluations for children with autism spectrum disorder and typically development and providing feedback to families under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist. As well, the postdoctoral fellow may be involved with administering EEG and eye-tracking measures to children with autism. Other responsibilities potentially include: (1) Assisting with preparing extramural grant applications; (2) Preparing and submitting first-authored and co-authored manuscripts for publication; (3) Mentoring students and staff; (4) Overseeing data collection for behavioral tasks and surveys completed by parents. The motivated fellow will also have opportunities for development of skills in electrophysiological processing and analysis and independent grant writing. The position is available immediately, but the start date is flexible (i.e., including summer 2016).
The Faja Lab and Nelson Labs are part of a research network in the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience that includes a multidisciplinary team of researchers with expertise from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, psychology, and education. In collaboration with clinical experts in fields such as developmental pediatrics and child neurology, we are working to expand our knowledge of child development and developmental disorders. Areas of focus include the development of memory and face processing, the impact of environmental factors such as stress on cognitive development, and understanding causes of and treatments for autism, ADHD, and dyslexia. Through this collaborative and comprehensive approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by developmental disorders. Boston Children’s Hospital is ranked as the top children’s hospital in the United States and is committed research and to building a diverse workforce. Applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged. For further information please contact, firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Doctoral degree from an APA-Accredited program in Clinical Psychology
• Successful completion of an APA-accredited or APPIC-member internship
• Experience administering, scoring, and interpreting intellectual and diagnostic assessments for children
• Experience and formal coursework in psychopathology and psychotherapy with children and adolescents
• Excellent written communication, interpersonal skills and clinical skills
• Previous experience working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder
To apply, please submit:
(1) Letter of interest;
(2) CV/Resume to email@example.com
Candidates being considered for this position will be asked to provide 3 letters of professional reference and a writing sample.