Yale Autism Infant and Toddler Program: Clinical Postdoctoral Associate in Psychology

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in clinical, developmental, or cognitive psychology to participate in clinical research with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disorders. Current studies are focused on social attention and emotion processing and the development of comorbid conditions in toddlers and preschoolers with ASD. 

Candidates with a strong research track record and previous experience with young children with autism and related disorders are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates who completed an APA-accredited program with eligibility to obtain licensure will be favorably reviewed. The Associate will be involved in a 2-year clinical training program, working under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of expert researchers and clinicians specializing in the study of early neurobehavioral markers of autism. 

The Associate will be responsible for administering standardized and experimental assessment measures, will participate in the design, implementation, and analysis of experimental eye tracking and physiological measures, and will also gain experience in manuscript preparation and grant writing. The Yale Child Study Center is a leading institution for clinical diagnostic services and research on ASD, with a multidisciplinary approach to autism research spanning projects in behavioral neuroscience, neuroimaging, molecular genetics, and treatment. Training opportunities will include participation in a weekly seminar on issues related to diagnosis and treatment of ASD, weekly Grand Rounds, as well as other extensive didactic experiences available at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, Yale School of Medicine, and Yale University.

Sponsor Institution: Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine 

Program Director: Katarzyna Chawarska 

Additional Faculty: Kelly Powell, Scuddy  Fontenelle, Suzanne Macari, Quan Wang

Salary: $47,484 per year; commensurate with NIH postdoctoral levels of experience (plus full healthcare coverage and benefits) 

Term of Position: 2 years 

Start Date: July 1, 2017 

U.S. Citizenship: Not Required

Submission Deadline: January 15th, 2017


To be eligible for a postdoctoral appointment, candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent from a program in clinical, developmental, or cognitive psychology. When a candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree, but the degree has not yet been formally conferred, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree, together with a statement of the date on which the degree is to be conferred. Yale University School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from women and minority candidates.

For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact yescog@yale.edu. For more information about the Yale Early Social Cognition Lab visit the website: http://www.childstudycenter.yale.edu/yescog/

Additional information about the Yale Child Study Center’s Autism Program can be found here.

A complete application includes the following items:

1) Curriculum Vitae   
2) A 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals   
3) Two letters of recommendation which speak directly to the candidate's clinical and research potential 

Submitting Your Application:

Electronic applications (with scanned documents and separate letters of recommendation emailed directly from referees) are preferred and can be sent directly to yescog@yale.edu.

Mailed applications may be submitted to: 

Katarzyna Chawarska, Ph.D. 

Yale Early Social Cognition Lab

Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic 

40 Temple Street, Suite 7-D 

New Haven, CT 06510