post-bacc postion in clinical child psychology at Yale
Yale Child Study Center announces a post graduate position associated with studies of behavioral interventions for children and adolescents. One study involves Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety in children autism spectrum disorder and the second is a parenting intervention for pediatric irritability. In addition, there is a neuroimaging component to these projects and the post-bacc will be expected to learn about fMRI data collection and processing. The post graduate position will have responsibilities in study coordination, running subjects through clinical assessments, collecting fMRI data, and data entry and managing study data base.
The Postgraduate will be trained in a variety of aspects of clinical research and will gain experience in the understanding of childhood neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, anxiety, ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders. Anticipated start date is September 1, 2018. The position includes the following:
1. Learn about autism and developmental psychopathology and behavioral and cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety 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 and participate in activities related to a study that uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine brain mechanisms of response to cognitive-behavior therapy for aggression and irritability in children and adolescents. The Postgraduate will learn the importance of the interface with families during all parts of the research process.
3. Become familiar with behavioral, neuropsychological and neuroimaging research conducted with children neurodevelopmental disorders. The Postgraduate will have an opportunity to learn about neurocognitive tasks for evaluating brain mechanisms of cognitive and emotional functioning. The Postgraduate will work closely with the team conducting studies of cognitive control and emotion regulation across childhood psychiatric disorders.
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-author manuscripts based on research studies conducted; learning about data management and analysis procedures in clinical trials.
BA or BS required. Psychology, Pre-Med, or Neuroscience background required with research experience preferred. Please submit letter of interest, resume, copy of academic transcript, and at least two letters of reference to Denis Sukhodolsky, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org.