Clinical Psychology Research Fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorder

In this two-year, postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology hosted by the RABLab, fellows spend 100% time working on research projects related to Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Fellowship Type(s):
Clinical Fellowship, Psychology Fellowship

Training activities may focus on:

1) contributing leadership for research projects investigating the neurobiology, development, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders 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.   

The primary work location is the Research in Autism and the Brain Lab (RABLab) at the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington. The RABLab has been actively involved in autism research for many years focusing 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.

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

For more information contact:

Eva Kurtz-Nelson, PhD
Research in Autism and the Brain Lab
University of Washington, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences