CLINICAL and DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT of AUTISM ACROSS the LIFESPAN
An NIH funded position for a postdoctoral fellow is available at the Brain Development
Imaging Laboratories (BDIL; bdil.sdsu.edu) of the Dept. of Psychology, San Diego State
University (SDSU), and the SDSU Center for Autism (autism.sdsu.edu). The position will
combine clinical evaluations of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across the
lifespan (toddlers, children and adolescents, young and mature adults) in the context of
multidisciplinary autism research spanning projects in neuroimaging, developmental
neuropsychology, and bioinformatics. Current research at BDIL applies advanced anatomical, functional and diffusion MRI and (in collaboration) magnetoencephalography, in combination with behavioral and neuropsychological measures, to investigate biomarkers and variants of ASD.
Preference is for applicants who are trained in neuropsychological or developmental
assessments, including evaluation and diagnosis of ASD and other developmental disorders
(candidates who are research reliable on ADI-R/ADOS-2 will be favorably reviewed).
Applicants with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or equivalent, who have completed an APA-approved clinical psychology internship, and possess or are fully eligible for California licensure as a psychologist will be preferred. Applicants who have experience in the study of young children will be preferred.
The fellow will actively participate in diagnostic, developmental and neuropsychological
evaluations of children and adults diagnosed or suspected of having an ASD, as part of clinical research protocols, as well as provide supervision to clinical psychology doctoral students and trainees from other allied professions affiliated with the Center for Autism (e.g., speech language pathology, licensed professional clinical counseling). The ideal candidate will also be involved in all aspects of BDIL multidisciplinary research projects, including data analysis and manuscript preparation. Candidates with a track record of research productivity are strongly preferred.
Sponsor Institution: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Program Directors: Ralph-Axel Mueller, Inna Fishman, Ruth Carper
Start Date: Flexible