Post-bacc Research Fellowship Position in Autism and Developmental Disabilities - Yale Child Study Center and Cogstate
The Ventola Laboratory at the Yale Child Study Center and Cogstate, an independent science company that supports clinical trials, are seeking applications for a two-year joint fellowship position. The Yale Child Study Center and Cogstate have developed a collaborative partnership to support clinical trials in pediatric and developmental disability populations. As such, the fellows will be involved with industry-sponsored pharmaceutical trials. For example, the fellows will gain experience with clinical trial design and methodology, clinician trainings, management of cognitive and behavioral assessments, and statistical approaches. Additionally, the fellows will work within the Ventola Laboratory at the Yale Child Study Center. In this context, the fellows will gain direct clinical and research experiences. The fellows will be trained in Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), an empirically-validated behavioral intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They will then be primary PRT clinicians for children with ASD, under the supervision and mentorship of a licensed psychologist. The fellows will also conduct standardized psychological assessments with children and complete a variety of parent interviews. Lastly, fellows will be involved in direct research within the laboratory using fMRI, EEG, and eye-tracking measures.
A completed application includes a CV, personal statement, (official or unofficial) transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation. Interested applicants should direct any questions and their completed application materials to VentolaLab@yale.edu.