Position: The University of Washington READi Lab (Research in Early Autism Detection and Intervention) is seeking applications for a postdoctoral Research Associate focused on community-based research to promote earlier access to specialized intervention for toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The selected postdoctoral Research Associate will work on an ongoing NIMH-funded grant (Wendy Stone, PI) that involves implementation and evaluation of an innovative health care service delivery model across Washington State. This multisystem model targets both primary care and early intervention systems and examines outcomes including practice change, service access, and child and caregiver well-being.
This 2-year appointment will be available starting July 1, 2017. Responsibilities will include: providing comprehensive clinical research evaluations, along with verbal and written feedback to parents; providing training and coaching for community providers in the use of ASD-specialized screening and intervention strategies; developing strategies for implementation, technical assistance, and community engagement; and participating in data analysis and manuscript preparation. The Fellow will work in a team environment that includes faculty collaborators in the fields of epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology, dissemination and implementation research, and telemedicine, along with graduate and undergraduate students and research assistants.
Additional information about the UW READi Lab can be found at uwreadilab.com.
Qualifications: Candidates with a strong research track record and previous experience with young children with ASD are encouraged to apply. Candidates with proficiency in Spanish will be reviewed favorably. Competitive applicants will have:
- A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Clinical Psychology or a related field is required by the start of the appointment.
- Training and experience conducting clinical evaluations (including ADOS administration) for toddlers and young children with suspected ASD
- Experience working in community settings
University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
Application: A complete application includes the following components:
- Current curriculum vitae
- Two-page personal statement containing biographic information, relevant clinical and research experience, and career goals
- 3 letters of recommendation that can speak directly to the candidate's research potential
- Two writing samples
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications and questions should be directed to:
Wendy Stone, PhD
Professor of Psychology
CHDD Box 357920
Seattle, WA 98195-7920
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.