Postdoctoral Associate in Child Psychopathology – Yale Child Study Center

Yale Autism Center of Excellence: Postdoctoral Associate in Child Psychopathology

Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

Start Date: July 1, 2021

Term of Position: 2 years

 We are seeking an exceptional, motivated and creative postdoctoral associate to be involved in prospective studies of infants at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as toddlers and preschoolers with ASD. The postdoctoral associate will join an interdisciplinary research team consisting of experts in developmental neuroscience at the Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program and will have an opportunity to work as part of the Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) Program( project team at the Yale Child Study Center (CSC), led by Prof. Katarzyna Chawarska. The Yale NIH ACE project, which aims to identify prenatal and neonatal precursors of later core symptoms of ASD, represents a joint effort across child psychiatry, pediatrics, radiology, and statistics departments at Yale.

During the two-year program, the postdoctoral associate will be expected to lead and participate in the development and implementation of novel eye-tracking and behavioral protocols targeting early markers of core and comorbid features in autism. The postdoctoral associate will also take a leadership role in data analysis and manuscript preparation; assist with behavioral, physiological and neuroimaging studies; train and supervise research staff and students; and assist in grant writing.

The Yale CSC is a leading institution for clinical diagnostic services and multidisciplinary research on ASD involving behavioral neuroscience, physiology, neuroimaging, molecular genetics, and treatment. The CSC, and more broadly, the Yale School of Medicine is a vibrant and exciting training environment for young researchers with extensive opportunities for networking and career development.

To be eligible for a postdoctoral appointment, candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent from a program in developmental, clinical, or cognitive psychology, computer science, neuroscience, or a related field. A complete application includes a Curriculum Vitae (CV); a 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals; and 2 letters of recommendation which speak directly to the candidate’s research potential. Electronic applications (with scanned documents and separate letters of recommendation emailed directly from referees) are preferred and can be sent directly to

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