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Clinical Research Fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Clinical Research Fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorder

University of Washington

In this two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology, fellows spend 100% time contributing to research projects related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Research in Autism in the Brain Lab (RAB Lab) at the University of Washington has been actively involved in autism research for many years, with a focus on etiology, neuroscience, and behavior. Founded by Raphael Bernier, PhD, our research team includes principal investigators and staff from the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Training activities may focus on:

1. Contributing leadership for research projects investigating the neurobiology, development, and treatment of ASD from early childhood to adulthood;
2. Administering and scoring cognitive, neuropsychological, and diagnostic assessments for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as part of clinical research protocols;
3. Supervising and training students and staff on the administration and scoring of these measures;
4. Writing research diagnostic reports and providing feedback to families;
5. Learning to administer and analyze EEG, eye tracking, and fMRI paradigms, if interested; and
6. Participating and assisting in all aspects of the research process including collecting and analyzing data, presenting results, authoring papers, and assisting in grant writing.

A doctoral degree in clinical, school, or counseling psychology or a related field is required. Applications with assessment or treatment experience in neurodevelopmental disabilities and administration of gold-standard ASD assessment tools (ADOS-2, ADI-R) will be preferred.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. To apply, please email a CV and cover letter to Eva Kurtz-Nelson, PhD at .

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