Autism Intervention Postdoctoral Fellowship - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)

Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019


Intervention Research Fellowship Focused on Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position focused on intervention research with adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). CCHMC is one of the largest children's hospitals in the country with a reputation for excellence and innovation in research, clinical care, teaching, and training. CCHMC was recently ranked second of pediatric hospitals by the US News & World Report, ranks third among pediatric medical centers in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, and hosts one of the nation's largest fellowship training programs in pediatric/child psychology.

This federally-funded research postdoctoral fellowship will provide advanced training in working with high functioning middle school and high school students with ASD. The fellow will be involved in two studies. One study involves developing, adapting, and testing an intervention to be implemented in the school setting targeting academic executive functions (e.g., organization, planning, and study skills). The second study is testing an intervention targeting daily living skills (e.g., hygiene, cooking, and laundry) as compared to a social skills intervention. Fellows will be exposed to qualitative (i.e., focus group administration and coding) and quantitative (i.e., open trial and/or randomized clinical trial with intervention) methods. Fellows will also become research reliable on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule or ADOS-2 with a certified ADOS-2 trainer. Other opportunities include (1) assisting with intervention development and adaptation; (2) training and consultation with school personnel who deliver the executive function intervention; (3) supervision of graduate trainees who assist in facilitating the daily living skills and social skills intervention in the clinic setting; and (4) training school personnel on the Behavior Management Principles course offered through The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism (TKOC). Fellows' access to multiple datasets will contribute to publication and presentation opportunities, and fellows will have protected time for their own research interests, including grant writing. There may also be the opportunity to provide school and parent consultation and community outreach activities. For questions regarding this position, contact Amie Duncan, Ph.D. (amie.duncan@cchmc.org) or Leanne Tamm, Ph.D. (leanne.tamm@cchmc.org).

The fellowship is part of a network of Psychology Fellowships at CCHMC, with associated didactic and professional development training: https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/education/clinical/fellowship/beh-med. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from an APA approved program, completed an APA approved internship, and defended their dissertation prior to beginning the fellowship. The earliest start date is July 3, 2019 (later dates available). Stipends will be at the current NIH levels for each year of training. Across our academic community, there is a strong commitment to recruit, train, and retain trainees and faculty of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.

Please visit our website for fellowship information, including application instructions: https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/education/clinical/fellowship/beh-med/contact/. For general assistance, applicants may contact the Psychology Fellowship Coordinator (Samantha Losekamp, samantha.losekamp@cchmc.org) or Co-Directors of Psychology Fellowship Training, Meg H. Zeller, Ph.D. (meg.zeller@cchmc.org) and Stephen P. Becker, Ph.D. (stephen.becker@cchmc.org). Applications will be reviewed as they are received.