Postgraduate Associate Position in Yale Child Study Center, Sukhodolsky Lab

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    Denis Sukhodolsky

    The Sukhodolsky lab at the Yale Child Study Center is looking to fill a postgraduate (post-baccalaureate) position associated with studies of effectiveness and biomarkers of behavioral interventions for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. This position will be primarily responsible for a study of behavioral interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder, including cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and behavioral therapy for irritability and will have additional responsibilities in a multisite, longitudinal neurogenetics study of gender differences in autism. This position will have responsibilities in study coordination, subject recruitment and community outreach, running subjects through clinical assessments, collecting fMRI and EEG data, and managing study databases. In addition to current studies with children on the autism spectrum, the Sukhodolsky lab conducts clinical research in the areas of childhood disruptive behavior disorders, ADHD, Tourette Syndrome and OCD. Postgraduate associates will gain deep knowledge of developmental psychopathology and will benefit from a collaborative environment by contributing to all projects.
    The postgraduate associates will be trained in a variety of aspects of clinical research and will gain experience in childhood neurodevelopmental disorders. The positions include the following learning opportunities:
    1. Learn about autism and developmental psychopathology and behavioral treatments for anxiety and irritability in autism. Train on how to guide children and families through clinical studies of behavioral therapy. Learn to administer, score and interpret measures of social behavior, anxiety and neurocognitive functioning to children and adolescents.
    2. Become familiar with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG). These techniques are used in the Sukhodolsky Lab to examine brain mechanisms of response to cognitive-behavior therapy in youth and gender differences in autism. Postgraduate associates will learn the importance of the interface with families during all parts of the research process.
    3. Learn about behavioral, neuropsychological and neuroimaging research conducted with children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Postgraduate associates will have an opportunity to learn about psychological assessments of symptoms, intelligence, and adaptive functioning as well as neurocognitive tasks for evaluating brain mechanisms of cognitive and emotional functioning.
    4. Additional learning opportunities include: attending weekly grand rounds devoted to various topics in child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry; aiding in preparation and possibly co-authoring manuscripts based on research studies conducted; learning about data management and analysis procedures in clinical trials.
    The Postgraduate Associate position is one year in duration with a salary of $35,700.00. Postgraduate positions are open to those who have recently received a bachelor and/or master’s degree, but not doctoral degrees. Anticipated start date is June/July 2021 and may start remotely in accordance with Yale University guidance around COVID-19. BA or BS required. Psychology, Pre-Med, or Neuroscience background required with research experience and experience of working with children. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, a copy of academic transcript, and at least two letters of reference to Denis Sukhodolsky, Ph.D., at Review of applications will begin in immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
    Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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