Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Job Vacancies 2021
Detail of : Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship in Autism & Related Disorders: Infant Brain Imaging Study Job Opening in Philadelphia
Location: LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research
Req ID: 97513
Employment Status: RegularFull Time
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2021
Overview of ASD related postdoctoral training:
The Center for Autism Research (CAR) was established by CHOP and Penn to coordinate, sponsor and support state-of-the-art research into understanding the causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Studies focus on diagnosis, development, neuropsychology, genetics, and neuroimaging of individuals with ASD. CAR has a large training program spanning both research and clinical mentorship. Researchers and clinicians are co-located in our Center, and there are multiple opportunities for cross-discipline discussion around clinical issues and clinically relevant research. This provides a rich environment for fellows interested in pursuing a career in clinical work, research, or a combination.
This clinical postdoctoral fellowship offers specialty experiences in ASD, diagnostic evaluations and opportunities to master assessment of individuals, age newborn through adulthood. Assessments occur in our research clinic with opportunities for outpatient clinical engagement. Opportunities to participate in parent trainings and community presentations could also be available. Providing supervision to junior trainees including interns and externs is a central component of training. Moreover, the fellow provides behavioral support to individuals and families through MRI scans; an experimental paradigm of major importance for these studies. A key goal is to obtain the clinical and supervisory experience needed for licensure. Participation in research development, implementation, and publication is also available, based on the fellow’s career goals, level of experience, and CAR’s needs. This fellow will be a core member of a team comprised of: two Clinical Research Assistants, a Psychometrician, and Licensed Psychologist – as such, there is ample opportunity for collaboration and leadership.
Job Responsibilities Significant experience in cognitive testing of individuals with a wide range of behavioral presentations
Experience in working with individuals with ASD and related conditions
Experience scoring assessments, conceptualizing cases, and writing comprehensive reports
Exposure to verbal feedback of testing results to families
Exposure to diagnostic procedures is preferred
Knowledge of the ADOS and ADI is a plus
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
This fellowship provides comprehensive training within the scope of the Infant Brain Imaging Study, a NIH Autism Center of Excellence project spanning a decade of data collection and ground breaking findings with regard to the early development of autism symptoms. CHOP is one of five sites who will evaluate and follow four distinct cohorts: (1) school age cohort of individuals (7-11 years of age) previously assessed by IBIS when infants; (2) school age cohort of individuals with Down syndrome (7-11 years of age); (3) a new cohort of infants who are at high risk for developing ASD (6 months through 2 or 3 years of age); and (4) a cohort of infants with Down syndrome (6 months through 2 or 3 years of age). As part of their training, fellows will develop a specialization in infant and toddler developmental assessment, with an emphasis on early identification of children with autism spectrum disorders as well as expertise with a broad range of measures necessary for successful and comprehensive evaluation of autism and psychiatric symptoms in school age/early adolescence. For instance, fellows will become experts in the administration and interpretation of core autism diagnostic measures (ADI-R and ADOS) as well as measures frequently used in psychiatric evaluations (K-SADS). Successful candidates will lead clinical evaluations, provide verbal feedback to parents, write developmental and comprehensive diagnostic reports, and participate in supervision activities, all geared toward licensure in clinical psychology. In addition, the study utilizes methodologies such as eye tracking and MRI, in which fellows will be required to assist and gain expertise. Along with opportunities for authorship, fellows will participate actively in network-wide activities, such as regular conferences and research calls, network annual meetings, and conference presentations. This is a two-year fellowship opportunity. Fellow’s stipend is commensurate with the current NIH-salary guidelines for post-doctoral trainees. The position is full-time and includes participation on CHOP’s benefits program. All applicants must have: (1) attended an APA-accredited doctoral program; (2) completed an APA-accredited internship; and (3) completed all requirements for their doctoral degree prior to beginning the fellowship.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Required Education and Experience
A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc.
According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Additional Technical Requirements
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.
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