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NIH-funded ASD Long-term Outcomes Study Postdoctoral Position

The ASD Long-term Outcomes Study (ALTOS) at the University of Connecticut is recruiting applicants for a postdoctoral position. The successful applicant will play a key role on our NIH-funded research project (PIs: Inge-Marie Eigsti and Deborah Fein) investigating individuals who were diagnosed with autism at an early age but who no longer present with any symptoms. This group is described as having lost the ASD diagnosis (LAD). We are investigating the functional neural bases of language and social reorganization, as well as adult functioning, in such individuals. We will identify early predictors and patterns of neuroplasticity that support reorganization, in a cohort of adolescents, and examine individuals who have lost the ASD diagnosis who are now young adults. Our approach combines neuroimaging and assessments of behavioral function (including multiple language probes). Candidates will join the intellectually rich Brain and Cognitive Science community at the University of Connecticut, and will have opportunities to collaborate with an outstanding group of scientists and clinicians and to build an independent research program. Successful applicants should have earned the PhD in a relevant field (Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences), and have a record of research productivity. Expertise in autism, fMRI, or psycholinguistics would be preferred.

Appointment Terms. This is a full-time, 12-month, annually renewable position, with flexible start date, Salary will be consistent with NIH NRSA guidelines.. For additional information on benefits, visit:https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-beyond-pay/ All employees are subject to the State Code of Ethics: http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

Applications. Submit a letter of interest, CV, up to three representative publications, and three letters of reference to inge-marie.eigsti@uconn.edu.

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