Postdoctoral Fellowship in Autism and/or Implementation Science Research

Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Organization: Kennedy Krieger Institute

Date Posted: 1/10/2018

Date Needed: 7/1/2018

City: Baltimore

Location: Maryland

Country: United States

Primary Category: Postdoctoral Research

Salary: $47,500.00 yearly

Type of Position: Full-Time, Year Round

Education Requirement: PhD

Experience Requirement: < 1 year

Description & Details

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Autism and/or Implementation Science, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Center for Autism

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral fellowship positions under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Landa at Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders. Dr. Landa is PI of multiple federal grants (NIMH, NIDCD, IES, CDC). Studies include prospective, longitudinal research focused on younger siblings of children with ASD, psychometric assessment of an innovative social communication screener in community settings, infant pre-emptive intervention via a randomized controlled trial, and a multi-state efficacy trial (RCT) focused on preschoolers with ASD and their teachers in public school settings.

Fellows will work closely with the PI, other research staff and faculty, statisticians and methodologists, clinicians from numerous disciplines, and early childhood educators in the execution and analysis phases of research. Responsibilities will depend on the fellow's interests and experience. Some examples of responsibilities include conducting research assessments of children with developmental disabilities and neurotypical development, coaching teachers or child care providers in authentic community settings, and coaching parents of infants. Fellows will be involved in recruitment, data collection, data analysis, authorship on manuscripts and presentations, and engagement with community partners. Fellows will receive broader training tailored to their interests and career goals. Support for conference travel will be provided.

Strong applicants will have experience in one or more of the following areas: assessment of children with ASD, intervention delivery, delivering professional development in community-based settings, implementation science. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. Appointments will be made for one year, with a second year re-appointment expected based on review of the fellow's progress. The fellowship may begin on, or at any time before, July 1, 2018. The current stipend for first year fellows is commensurate with the standard National Institutes of Health rate and is eligible for benefits.


How to Apply / Contact

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2018. Interested applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest; (2) CV; and (3) three letters of recommendation to Dr. Landa ( Applicants may also include reprints or preprints of manuscripts or other scholarly writing samples.