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Research Assistant (Bipolor Spectrum Disorders, NIH, Bethesda, MD) - Rolling deadline; posted 12/5/14

Research Assistant Position
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Emotion and Development Branch, Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (BSD), in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks qualified individuals to fill IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award) positions, with employment starting late May/early June 2015. BSD conducts research on the pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention of mental illness, which begins in childhood. Our particular research interest involves the investigation of pediatric Bipolar Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The full-time positions require a bachelor’s degree and a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien). A minimum commitment of one year is expected; however, a two-year commitment is preferred. Duties and responsibilities include assistance with and participation in all aspects of the research enterprise: patient and normal volunteer screening and recruitment; protocol implementation; data collection, entry, and analysis; and manuscript preparation. This work involves using computer statistical and graphics programs, preparing blood samples, and researching scientific literature. In addition, the position involves regular patient contact during outpatient clinic visits, and with inpatients. IRTAs can observe diagnostic interviews with patients and become familiar with standard psychometric procedures. IRTAs are also involved in training subjects to participate in neuroimaging and analyzing neuroimaging data.

IRTAs will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team including physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses at the nation’s largest medical research center, the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Successful applicants will be awarded post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowships, which provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend time engaged in biomedical investigation. During their tenure in the program, post-baccalaureate fellows are also expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school.

Interested individuals should complete the online application found at the following website (link can be found under “Application Procedure”):
https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta

Following completion of the online application, individuals should also forward a letter of interest and resume to:
Alli Oakes
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Alli.oakes@nih.gov
301-451-7248

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

Clinical Research Coordinator (Ctr for Women's Mental Health, Mass. General Hospital) - Posted 1/7/2015

Massachusetts General Hospital – Center for Women's Mental Health
Clinical Research Coordinator Position Announcement

Program Description:
The Center for Women's Mental Health is a clinical and research program within the Department of Psychiatry at MGH. Our Program is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. The Program provides a range of clinical services to women which include: consultation regarding the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy; treatment for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; treatment for premenstrual syndrome; and treatment of menopause related mood and anxiety symptoms, sleep disorders, and hot flashes. Our research examines a wide range of questions which affect the lives of women with these conditions (see www.womensmentalhealth.org for more information).

Responsibilities:
The research coordinators in our Program are each assigned 1-2 active clinical studies, which allows them to be involved in the entire research process. This is different from most other research coordinator positions in which the coordinators are assigned a particular task that they perform across all of the group's trials.

The research coordinators are primarily responsible for the following research activities:
· Conducting research visits with study patients and study clinicians
· Managing the recruitment, screening and enrollment of research patients
· Administering psychiatric assessments
· Phlebotomy and specimen preparation
· Data collection and entry, and database management
· Preparation and submission of research protocols to the IRB
· Ensuring compliance with the Partners IRB and other federal and institutional guidelines
· Periodic special projects, such as a grant submission or a journal article submission

Additionally, the research coordinators are responsible for various administrative tasks such as managing our offsite record storage facility and maintaining the master research visit schedule.

Work Environment:
Currently, our group is made up of four research coordinators, a senior research coordinator, a program assistant, and ten psychiatrists, three of whom are principal investigators, including the Director. The research coordinators work closely with the study principal investigators and meet twice weekly as a group to review study progress. The group meets once a week for two hours to review clinical cases and ongoing research progress.

Details:
We are looking for candidates who possess at least a bachelor's degree and who can start no later than June 1, although an earlier start would be appreciated. The salary for this full-time position will start at $30,000 per year, and benefits are available.

Interested applicants may send cover letters and resumes to Danna Moustafa via email to dmoustafa@mgh.harvard.edu or via USPS to 185 Cambridge Street, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02114.

Clinical Research Coordinator (Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Mass. General Hospital) - Posted 1/26/15

General Overview

The Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD is one of the largest program in the world evaluating, treating and investigating psychiatric conditions that begin in childhood and adolescent years. For over 25 years, the program has been investigating the causes, course, treatment, and outcomes of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, pediatric bipolar illness, pediatric depression, pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder, tourette syndrome, pediatric anxiety disorders, adolescent substance abuse and autism spectrum disorder.

Job Description

The Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD is seeking to hire one Clinical Research Coordinators (CRC) to fill the following position:

The CRC will assist in coordinating all aspects of Adult ADHD study(ies) related to diagnosis, treatment, and health outcomes. The CRC would be responsible for study recruitment and monitoring of pace and progress of the study.  Serve as a main contact for study participants. Complete phone screens to determine study eligibility and schedule subjects for study procedures. Facilitate study visits, which may include: consenting families upon their arrival for assessments in the office and ensuring study comprehension. Ensure that all components of the participants' assessments and surveys are properly completed, tracked in the computer database, and filed correctly. Correspond with the Internal Review Board (IRB) for any protocol amendments and yearly reports as needed. Correspond with various external regulatory bodies for yearly non-competing renewal for budget and protocol purposes and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for drug or device use. The coordinator will conduct vital signs and possibly blood draws.

Requirements

Candidates should have a BA/BS in Psychology (or related field) with a strong psychology background, research experience and GPA. Some knowledge of standards and guidelines for the conduct of clinical trials is preferred. We are seeking a candidate with exceptional organizational skills and a keen attention to detail; excellent verbal and written communication skills; well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work well independently as well as with co-workers, peers, supervisors and external customers; ability to effectively and efficiently handle multiple tasks simultaneously with precision and adapt to changes in responsibilities and workloads; and must possess a high degree of integrity and have a strong work ethic.

EEO Statement

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged. 

 

 

Clinical Research Coordinators (OCD & Related Disorders, Mass General Hospital) - Deadline 2/1/15

Clinical Research Coordinators
for the Department of Psychiatry at MGH

The OCD and Related Disorders Program (www.mghocd.org) at Massachusetts General Hospital is looking for qualified college graduates (and Spring 2015 graduates) with a  background in research and psychology to fill openings for Clinical Research Coordinators. The start date for the position is June 8, 2015.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):
• Recruiting study candidates, conducting phone screens, participating in case reviews to determine
candidate’s eligibility, and making referrals when appropriate.
• Scheduling and monitoring flow of assessments and treatment sessions, and ensuring their timely
completion.
• Verifying accuracy of study forms and updates them per protocol.
• Performing study procedures such as phlebotomy.
• Administering and scoring clinical self-reports and neuropsychological assessments.
• Collecting, entering, and managing assessment and treatment data.
• Acting as a liaison to the human research committee, preparing and submitting study applications,
amendments, and continuing reviews.
• Assisting with formal audits of data.
• Assisting with regulatory binders and QA/QC procedures.
• Assisting with the preparation of presentations, manuscripts, grant applications and progress
reports.
• Conducting literature searches.
• Performing administrative support duties as required.
• Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
• Excellent organizational skills
• Attention to detail
• Ability to follow directions
• Computer literacy
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Working knowledge of clinical research protocols
• Basic knowledge of research methods and SPSS
• Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism for subjects' rights and individual needs

EDUCATION:
• B.A. or B.S. in psychology or related field
EXPERIENCE:
• Previous research experience

The position is full time (40 hrs per week) and it is paid. The position starts June 8, 2015 and will progress throughout the year. It is not a temporary position. To read more about the studies currently running at the OCD and Related Disorders Program, please visit our website www.mghocd.org/studies

How to Apply:

Applicants should provide a resume/CV, cover letter, and have references available. Please list your GPA (cumulative and major’s GPA) and relevant coursework on your resume/CV.

Please send your application to Barbara Rosemberg via email. Applications should be received by February 1, 2015.

Contact:
Barbara Rosemberg, MHA
Program Manager
OCD and Related Disorders Program
Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Office: 617-643-3079
Fax: 617-643-3080
brosemberg@mgh

Research Coordinator (Ctr for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and Complicated Grief Program, Mass. General Hospital) - Deadline 2/1/15

Research Coordinator (Full-Time)

The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and Complicated Grief Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston is accepting applications for Research Coordinator positions.
The Research Coordinators will be responsible for managing studies focusing on the phenomenology, biology, and treatment of anxiety, grief, and stress-related disorders.

Responsibilities include:

  • Study initiation and maintenance
  • Preparation and modification of ethics committee proposals
  • Recruitment, screening, and monitoring of patients involved in study protocols
  • Data entry and analysis
  • Measurement of vital signs, administration of ECG, and phlebotomy (no prior experience necessary)
  • Assistance with presentations and manuscript preparation

Qualified applicants must have achieved a B.A. or B.S. in Psychology or a related field and should have prior research experience. Applicants must be available for the two-year positions starting in late May/early June 2015. These positions offer valuable clinical research experience in preparation for applying to graduate school in clinical psychology or medical school.

To apply, please send your cover letter, résumé (including GPA), and unofficial transcript to Ben Kovachy (bkovachy@partners.org). Applicants are advised to apply by February 1, 2015. If the positions remain available, we will review applications submitted after that

Clinical Research Coordinator (Home Base Program for Veterans and their Families, Mass. General Hospital) - Deadline 2/1/15

Home Base Program
Clinical Research Coordinator Position (Full-Time)
The Home Base Program for Veterans and their Families at the Massachusetts General Hospital is accepting applications for a Clinical Research Coordinator position. The Home Base Program is a partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and the Massachusetts General Hospital. We are dedicated to improving the lives of veterans who served in support of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and live with service-related stress and/or traumatic brain injury, or related conditions, and supporting their families. For more information about our program, please visit our website at www.homebaseprogram.org
The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing outcomes assessments for clinical programming at the Home Base Program, as well as supporting a range of studies focusing on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other disorders frequently found in a post-9/11 veteran population or issues faced by military families.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assistance with the development and execution of reportable clinical program outcome measures and associated report preparation
  • Data entry, cleaning, preparation, and analysis
  • Assistance with presentations and manuscript preparation
  • Study initiation and maintenance
  • Preparation and modification of ethics committee proposals
  • Recruitment, screening, and monitoring of patients involved in study protocols and/or management of assessments
  • Measurement of vital signs, administration of ECG, and phlebotomy (no prior experience necessary), as needed
  • Management of administrative tasks, as needed

Qualified applicants must have achieved a B.A or B.S. in Psychology or a related field and should have prior research experience. Applicants must be available for the two-year position starting in late May/early June 2015. This position offers valuable clinical research experience in preparation for applying to graduate school in clinical psychology or medical school.

To apply, please send your cover letter, CV (including GPA), and a copy of your transcript to Rebecca Zakarian at rzakarian@partners.org. Applicants are advised to apply by February 1, 2015. If the position remains available, we will review applications submitted after that date.

Clinical Research Coordinator (Center for Human Genetics Research, Mass General Hospital) - Deadline 2/1/15

MGH Clinical Research Coordinator Position

The Scharf Lab at MGH's Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit is seeking a motivated, conscientious, and reliable individual with an interest in psychology to join our team as a Clinical Research Coordinator (to start in May 2015). The position is ideal for someone planning to pursue an advanced degree in psychology, child development, medicine, or a related field.

DESCRIPTION OF RESEARCH:
Our research team is investigating genetic and non-genetic risk factors for Tourette syndrome (TS) and related disorders, such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We recruit individuals from our hospital clinic as well as from across the nation to participate in our research. In addition to collecting DNA and other biological samples, we also gather extensive phenotypic information, including formal diagnostic assessments of associated neurodevelopmental and psychiatric conditions as well as medical, social and family history. We are currently recruiting patients with TS, OCD, and related disorders to collect blood samples and also coordinate skin biopsies for a subset of our subjects that is used by other members of the lab to generate patient-specific stem cells. We are also using novel data-mining methods to identify pre- and perinatal risk factors for these conditions from electronic medical record data. For those applicants with an interest in, or experience with, statistics/genetics, there are additional opportunities to be involved with statistical genetics projects. We hope that our research will inform and improve future diagnostic, prognostic, treatment and prevention strategies for these conditions. For more information about our research, please visit our website: http://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/research/pngu_bio_Scharf.aspx.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (May include, but are not limited to):

• Perform subject recruitment and screening activities; assist in determining subject eligibility
• Monitor subject tracking database and keep records current
• Obtain informed consent and securely maintain documentation of written consent
• Serve as a participant liaison by maintaining contact, scheduling appointments/calls and following up with participants while they are actively completing the study
• Coordinate blood draws with external labs and follow-up with the NINDS DNA Repository staff
• Perform phlebotomy procedures (training provided)
• Conduct structured psychiatric interviews with participants
• Place orders for study supplies and keep accurate records of purchases
• Administer and track subject reimbursement
• Assist with paper and grant writing activities, including conducting literature reviews, drafting manuscripts, preparing references (using Endnote), creating tables and figures, etc.
• Prepare, submit and maintain IRB materials, including amendments, continuing reviews, new study submissions, etc.
• Assist with the maintenance of regulatory binders
• Train and supervise student interns in the performance of basic study tasks, such as data entry
• Prepare, ship and track consent packages and blood kits
• Complete data entry of interview and questionnaire data
• Perform study-related clerical duties such as photocopying, checking, scanning and filing data.
• Retrieve and enter clinic packets into the Electronic Health Record
• Complete additional tasks, as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:
• B.A./B.S. in psychology, neurobiology, neuroscience, or a related field
• Minimum of one year previous research experience
• Experience working with children and their families strongly preferred
• Experience with clinical interviewing preferred
• Ability to work well as part of a team and independently
• Familiarity with computer databases and data entry
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Willingness to perform phlebotomy procedures
• Ability to work flexible hours (i.e., occasional weekends and evenings)
• Minimum of a one year commitment
• Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism for subjects' rights and individual needs

This is a paid, full-time position (40 hours per week). The target start date is Monday, May 18, 2015. This is not a temporary position.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants should provide a resume/CV, cover letter, writing sample, and list of 3 references. Please list your GPA and relevant coursework on your resume/CV.

Application materials can be sent to Cornelia Illmann via email. Please have all materials in by February 1, 2015.

Contact:
Cornelia Illmann, PhD
Project Director
Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit
Center for Human Genetics Research
Massachusetts General Hospital
Office: 617-726-0891
CILLMANN@mgh.harvard.edu

Pre-doctoral Fellowships (Yale Child Study Center, Yale University) -- Deadline 2/13/15

Yale Fellowship in Developmental and Computational Social Neuroscience

The Yale Fellowship in Developmental and Computational Social Neuroscience will select highly qualified college graduates to participate in cutting-edge clinical, developmental, and computational research on social cognition in infants at risk for autism as well as toddlers affected by developmental disabilities at the Yale Child Study Center. The Yale Child Study Center is a leading institution for research on autism and related social disabilities, with a multidisciplinary approach to autism research spanning projects in behavioral neuroscience, neuroimaging, molecular and population genetics, and treatment. Successful applicants will be involved in a two-year program of training involving clinical and research experiences, commencing on or before July 1, 2015.

The fellowship's curriculum includes participation in weekly science meetings, weekly Yale Early Social Cognition Laboratory/Technology and Innovation Laboratory meetings, research tutorials and courses, and other didactic experiences at the Yale Child Study Center, School of Medicine, and Departments of Psychology and Statistics. 

The primary training experience will be in daily activities related to behavioral, technological, and eye-tracking studies of infants and toddlers with and without autism. Fellows will be responsible for assisting in a variety of research activities in the Lab and for completing experimental protocols with infants and toddlers and their families, including administering standardized assessment procedures, coding behavioral measures, entering data, videorecording assessments, assisting in the preparation of manuscripts and conference presentations, and providing general assistance relevant to the functioning of the Lab. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results. Successful applicants will be directly mentored by the program directors, and involved in a highly active and productive community of clinical research scientists.

Eligibility Requirements:  Eligible are college graduates who will have received a bachelor's degree by June of 2015. While candidates are expected to have some experience with computer programming, familiarity with a statistical analysis package (e.g., SPSS, R), outstanding analytic skills, and an interest in clinical research, applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds are encouraged. Previous experience with developmental, cognitive, or clinical child psychology will be favorably reviewed.

Please note that this fellowship is not offered concurrently with graduate studies. However, we hope that the fellowship will serve as an important stepping stone towards future graduate studies.

Application Information: 

For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact Suzanne Macari. Additional information about the Yale Early Social Cognition Laboratory/Technology and Innovation Laboratory can be found here

A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items:
1. A completed application form
2. A resume
3. Official transcripts, undergraduate and graduate (if applicable). Transcripts may be sent directly from the institution.
4. A 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals - can be single or double spaced.
5. Two sealed and signed letters of recommendation which speak directly to the candidate's potential

Electronic applications (with scanned documents and separate letters of recommendation emailed directly from referees) are preferred and can be sent directly to yescog@yale.edu

Mailed applications may be submitted to:
Yale Early Social Cognition Lab
40 Temple Street, Suite 7D
New Haven, CT 06510 

For a list of recent publications, visit the Yale Early Social Cognition Lab website.

 

Sara S. Sparrow Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience - Deadline 2/21/15

Award Description

The Sara S. Sparrow Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience seeks highly qualified college graduates to participate in cutting-edge clinical research on autism spectrum disorders in the McPartland Lab and the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic at the Yale Child Study Center. The Child Study Center is a leading institution for clinical research on autism and related disabilities, with a multidisciplinary approach spanning behavioral neuroscience, neuroimaging, genetics, and treatment. Successful applicants will be involved in a two-year program of training incorporating both clinical and research experiences, commencing on or before July 1, 2015.

The fellowship’s curriculum includes participation in an intensive summer training course covering the current state of the science in autism research and treatment (1 week), a weekly seminar on autism taught by Drs. James McPartland and Fred Volkmar (1 semester), weekly rounds in the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic (year-long), biweekly autism lectures (year-long), weekly lab meetings (year-long), and other didactic experiences at the Yale Child Study Center. The primary training experience will be in daily activities related to clinical neuroscience research. Ongoing studies involve typically-developing children and children with autism, as well as infants at-risk for autism. Fellows will gain experience working with infants, children, and adults with autism and their families. Training and research opportunities include electrophysiological brain recording using electroencephalography (EEG) and event related potentials (ERP), eye tracking, administration of behavioral treatment for ASD, and clinical and diagnostic assessment, including participation on multidisciplinary clinical teams in the Developmental Disabilities Clinic. Through involvement with other laboratories, fellows will also gain exposure to studies utilizing complementary methods, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). Fellows will gain experience and exposure to all aspects of clinical research, from recruiting participants to analyzing data and authoring manuscripts. Fellows will also be expected to submit their research for conference presentation and eventual publication. Successful applicants will be directly mentored by Dr. McPartland and be involved in a highly active and productive community of clinical research scientists at Yale and at collaborating groups in the United States and abroad.

Sponsor Institution: Yale Child Study Center, Yale University (http://childstudycenter.yale.edu)

Lab Director: James McPartland (http://medicine.yale.edu/lab/mcpartland/index.aspx)

Collaborating Faculty:  Fred Volkmar, Kevin Pelphrey, Kasia Chawarska, George Anderson, Denis Sukhodolsky, Fred Shic, Linda Mayes, Flora Vaccarino, Paul Lombroso, Michael Crowley, Pamela Ventola, Brent Vander Wyk, Jean Adnopoz and Wendy Silverman.

Award Amount: $30,000 in Year 1; $32,000 in Year 2 (plus full healthcare coverage)

Term of Award: 2 years

Submission Deadline: February 21, 2015

Eligibility Requirements

College graduates who will have received a bachelor's degree by June of 2015 are eligible. Candidates with previous experience with autism, infants and toddlers, experimental psychology, or neuroscience research will be favorably reviewed. 

Please note that this fellowship is not offered concurrently with graduate studies. However, we do hope that the fellowship will serve as an important stepping-stone towards future graduate studies upon completion of the program.

Application Information

Please review our FAQ section, and for more specific questions, interested applicants should contact mcp.lab@yale.edu or call 203-737-4586.

A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items (Please do include your full name on every page of your application):

  1. A completed application form
  2. A resume
  3. Undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts
  4. A two page personal statement containing biographical material, relevant experience, and career goals. This can be single or double-spaced.
  5. Two sealed and signed letters of recommendation which specifically speak directly to the candidate's potential. 
  6. SAT or ACT scores (official score reports not needed; see application form).
  7. A sample of the applicant's scientific writing (at least five pages).

Submitting Your Application

Electronic Applications (with scanned documents and separate letters of recommendation emailed directly from referees) are preferred and can be sent directly to mcp.lab@yale.edu

Paper applications may be submitted to:

McPartland Lab
Yale Child Study Center
230 South Frontage Rd.
New Haven, CT 06520

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (Yale Autism Program, CT) - Deadline 2/21/15

Yale Fellowship in Translational Developmental Neuroscience

Award Description

The Yale Fellowship in Translational Developmental Neuroscience will select highly qualified college graduates to participate in cutting-edge clinical research on social cognition in children at risk for autism at the Yale Child Study Center. The Yale Child Study Center is a leading institution for clinical research on autism and related social disabilities, with a multidisciplinary approach to autism research spanning projects in behavioral neuroscience, neuroimaging, molecular and population genetics, and treatment. Successful applicants will be involved in a 2-year program of training involving clinical and research experiences.

The training curriculum includes participation in an intensive summer training period in the field of autism clinical research, a weekly seminar on autism (1 semester), bi-weekly science meetings (year-long), weekly Child Neuroscience Laboratory meetings (year-long), and other didactic experiences at the Yale Child Study Center. The fellow will also be trained in an empirically-validated behavioral intervention for children with autism, Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT). The fellow will then be a primary PRT therapist for preschool-aged children with autism spectrum disorders, under the supervision and mentorship of a licensed psychologist. Additional training experiences will be in daily activities related to functional neuroimaging research in high-risk infants and children with autism, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), and eye tracking. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results. The Fellowship will also provide additional funding (beyond the award amount) for participation in one international conference related to autism research per year. Successful applicants will be directly mentored by the program directors, and involved in a highly active and productive community of clinical research scientists.

Sponsor Institution: Yale Child Study Center, Yale University

Program Directors: Kevin Pelphrey, Pamela Ventola and Brent Vander Wyk

Additional FacultyJames McPartland, Brian Scasselati, Fred Volkmar, George Anderson, Kathleen Koenig and Julie Wolf

For more information on the Faculty at the Yale Child Study Center Developmental Disabilities Clinic, visit our faculty directory.

Award Amount: $30,000 the 1st year, and $32,000 the 2nd year (plus full healthcare coverage)

Term of Award: 2 years

Submission Deadline: February 21, 2015

U.S. Citizenship: Not Required

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible are college graduates who will have a bachelor's degree by June 2015. While candidates are expected to have experience with computer programming and an interest in medical research goals, applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds are encouraged.

Please note that this fellowship is not offered concurrently with graduate studies. However we do hope that for fellows leaving the program, the fellowship will serve as an important stepping-stone towards future medical or graduate studies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to the FAQ page for questions regarding this fellowship and application.

Application Information

For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact Kevin Pelphrey. Additional information about the Yale Child Neuroscience Lab can be found at http://www.yale.edu/cnl/ 

A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items:

  1. A completed application form
  2. A resume
  3. Official transcripts, undergraduate and graduate (if applicable)
  4. A 2 page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals - can be single or double spaced
  5. Two sealed and signed letters of recommendation which speak directly to the candidate's potential

Mailing Your Application

Please address your application to:

Kevin Pelphrey
230 South Frontage Rd. 
New Haven, CT 06520
(203) 785-3565

Links to Recent Publications

For a list of recent publications, visit the Yale Child Neuroscience Lab website: http://www.yale.edu/cnl/publications.html