Postdoctoral Fellowships are available in the Center for Autism Research.
About the CHOP Research Institute:
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is an interdisciplinary institution dedicated to conducting basic, clinical and translational research on conditions and diseases that affect children, and is part of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania research community.
Clinical postdoctoral fellowships are two-year positions. All post-doctoral applications must have completed an APA-accredited doctoral program and an APA-accredited internship. Significant experience in cognitive testing of children with a wide range of behavioral presentations is required. Experience with ASDs is also required, and exposure to diagnostic procedures is preferred. Knowledge of the ADOS and ADI is a plus.
The Center for Autism Research (CAR) was established by CHOP and UPenn to coordinate, sponsor, and support state-of-the-art research into understanding the causes and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Current studies focus on early identification, risk factors, and etiology (i.e., SEED and IBIS grants), social motivation and cognition, restricted and repetitive behaviors, comorbid anxiety, and comorbid attention problems. Across all projects we employ a number of methods including gold standard clinical characterization tools, neuropsychology, neuroimaging (MRI, EEG, MEG), and genetics.
CAR has a large training program spanning both research and clinical mentorship.
The clinical postdoctoral fellowships offer specialty experience in ASDs. Diagnostic evaluations are at the heart of the fellowship and opportunities to master assessment of individuals from ages 6 months to 50 years are available. Opportunities to participate in intervention studies, parent trainings, and community presentations are also available. Clinical fellows with interest and experience in research development will also have such opportunities.
Three fellowship tracks are available pending funding (two-year fellowships) for 2013-2015: