Location: University of North Carolina, TEACCH Autism Program, Chapel Hill, NC
Position: 2012-2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Autism, 1-2 years
Description: The TEACCH Autism Program at the University of North Carolina began in 1972 as a system of university-based regional centers to serve children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. As part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the program has an active clinical, teaching, and research program. TEACCH operates 7 community regional clinics across the state and a vocational/residential facility for adults with ASD. Each center offers a set of core services along with unique demonstration programs meeting the needs of individuals with ASD, their families, and professionals across the state of North Carolina.
TEACCH has a long tradition of training Psychology Interns and Postdoctoral Fellows in state of the art diagnostic and intervention procedures for children and adults with autism and their families. This position is a research fellowship housed within the Chapel Hill TEACCH Center. The fellow will be involved in both treatment-outcome research (e.g., examining the effectiveness of a high school program focused on transition to employment), longitudinal research on adult outcomes, and neuroimaging research examining the link between cognition and social-communication difficulties in ASD. Research activities will be supervised by Drs. Laura and Mark Klinger. In addition to research activities, the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in clinical activities at the Chapel Hill TEACCH Center (diagnostic, individual therapy, group therapy) and the Carolina Living and Learning Center (a residential and vocational treatment program for adults with autism). This is a one year position with the opportunity extend to a second year.
The starting date is September 1st, 2012. Stipend is commensurate with NIH guidelines, and includes health benefits, paid vacation and sick leave, and time to attend national conferences. A detailed description of university benefits is available at: http://postdocs.unc.edu/ . The postdoctoral fellowship requires graduate training in psychology (clinical or experimental), speech-language pathology, or a related discipline; previous research experiences including expertise in ASD is needed. Completion of dissertation defense and other graduation requirements prior to September start date is highly preferred.
Application Process: Applications should include: a current curriculum vitae, a letter describing research interests and experience, clinical experiences (if applicable), and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas.
Contact: Send materials either by email to Dr. Laura Klinger by email to email@example.com or by mail to TEACCH, CB 7180, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7180. Phone: 919-966-8183.