Postdoctoral position, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University

Postdoctoral position, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University

The Autism Research Lab at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI will be hiring a HRSA-funded Research Associate starting January 1, 2017, to study the efficacy of a telehealth-based parent training intervention for young children with autism spectrum disorder. The laboratory is currently focused on examining the efficacy, effectiveness, and implementation of psychosocial interventions for children with ASD and their families. The initial appointment is for one year on an annual (12-month) basis, with the possibility of renewal for additional years pending availability of funds.
 
The laboratory is housed in the Department of Psychology. The Research Associate will have the opportunity to participate in MSU’s newly-developed Research in Autism, Intellectual, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (RAIND) Initiative which supports interdisciplinary research and training in autism and related disorders. Opportunities are also available for obtaining post-doctoral clinical supervision and/or BCBA supervision.
 
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Clinical or Developmental Psychology, Communication Disorders, Special Education or a related field. A strong knowledge of social communication development and two or more years of experience with the assessment of young children with ASD is required. A background in community-based intervention and parent and provider training would be highly valuable.
 
Interested applicants should submit their application to include a cover letter listing the names and contact information of three references, curriculum vitae, and a research statement to Posting #3640 via the link at https://jobs.msu.edu. For any questions concerning this position, please contact Brooke Ingersoll at ingers19@msu.edu. Formal review of the applications will begin on September 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.