We are seeking an exceptional, motivated, and creative Postdoctoral Associate to be involved in prospective studies of infants with elevated likelihood for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as well as toddlers with ASD. The Associate will join an interdisciplinary research team at the Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/.

The postdoctoral associate will work as part of the Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Program Project (ace.yale.edu) team at the Yale Child Study Center (CSC) led by Prof. Chawarska. The Yale NIH ACE Research project represents a joint effort across child psychiatry, pediatrics, radiology, and statistics and data science departments at Yale. The ACE project aims to identify prenatal and neonatal brain processes contributing to development of autism.

During the two-year postdoctoral program, the associate will be expected to lead and participate in the development and implementation of novel eye-tracking, MRI, fNIRS, and behavioral protocols targeting early markers of core and co-occurring features in autism. The postdoctoral associate will also be expected to take a leadership role on data analysis and manuscript preparation based on the extensive data collection through the ACE and SANA research programs. The postdoctoral associate will train and supervise research staff and students and assist with data management. Other responsibilities may include assisting with behavioral, physiological and neuroimaging studies as well as in grant writing. Candidates with a strong methodological background, statistical skills, expertise in eye-tracking, MRI, and fNIRS, as well as in programming, excellent communication skills, and a strong publication record will be reviewed favorably.

Anticipated start date is July 1, 2022. The priority application deadline is January 15, 2022. Please visit our lab website for application instructions and more information about the position: https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/jobs/psychology/

Name of Lab: Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism (SANA) Program

Name of Supervisor: Katarzyna Chawarska, PhD

Closing Date: Open until filled (priority deadline: January 15, 2022)

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