Post-Doctoral Training in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Post-Doctoral Training Program in Developmental Disabilities Research is recruiting for two two-year post-doctoral fellowship available beginning between May 1 and September 1 of 2011. The program provides multidisciplinary training in behavioral and biobehavioral research on the social, affective, and communicative development of persons with developmental disabilities and the functioning of their families. The goal of the program is to assist post-doctoral fellows in developing an independent line of research on developmental disabilities. Post-doctoral fellows conduct independent and collaborative research projects with the guidance of program faculty and attend program seminars specially designed to foster their scholarly and professional development. Post-doctoral fellows completing the program thus far have gone on to tenure-line faculty positions at major research universities and institutions, including Boston University, Brandeis University, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Harvard University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Portland State University, University of Georgia, University of Minnesota, University of New Mexico, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Vanderbilt University, and Washington University-St. Louis.

The Training Program has a faculty of 15 who come from seven academic departments on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Currently funded faculty projects focus on, among other things, language and related problems in fragile X syndrome, autism, and specific language impairment; the impact on families of caring for a son or daughter with autism or fragile X syndrome; the life course trajectory of the symptoms of autism; the neurobiology of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders; and the interaction of biological and environmental risks in social and cognitive development. The program is housed at the Waisman Center, which is one of 15 federally funded research centers on intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a discipline related to human behavior or social policy, such as human development and family studies, communicative disorders, educational psychology, population health sciences, psychology, social work, or sociology. Eligibility is restricted by federal guidelines to US citizens and permanent residents. Stipends are determined by federal guidelines according to experience.

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by February 15, 2011. Information on the application process can be found at

Please send applications to Leonard Abbeduto, PhD, Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53705. Phone: 608/263-1737. E-mail: [email protected].

The University of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.


Last Edited: 12/07/10 11:13 AM by Corina Miclea