Psychologist - Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Psychologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Number of Positions:  1

Appointment Percentage: 50% - 100%

Job Summary:

The Psychologist will provide autism diagnostic evaluations and developmental testing for participants in a research project examining prediction abilities in toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), directed by Drs. Susan Ellis Weismer and Jenny Saffran. The psychologist is responsible for sharing evaluation results, including a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) ASD diagnosis, if appropriate, with the child's parents/guardians and making general treatment recommendations and writing written evaluation reports. Additional duties include recruitment of participants, data analysis, and dissemination of study results.

Brief Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administer and score standardized assessments as part of a research protocol and share results of autism diagnostic evaluation with parents. This includes writing a full clinical evaluation report for each participant and making general treatment recommendations and providing intervention resource information to parents.
  • Assist with data analysis and dissemination of study results through scholarly publications and conference presentations.
  • Assist with recruitment of study participants through outreach with Birth to 3 programs, Waisman Center clinics, community clinics, and other early childhood organizations.

Education Requirements:

Required:  Doctoral degree in Psychology or closely related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:


  • At least one years' experience working with young children and individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).


  • Prior experience working with children in a research setting
  • Research reliability on the ADOS-2 and ADI-R is highly desirable.

Information on how to apply:

The full job posting and application instructions can be found at:

*Note:  Application materials must be submitted through the online job portal in order to be considered for 
            this position.

Application Deadline:  Monday, August 12, 2019

Please contact Choutae Yang, at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Note:  UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal employment employer and we encourage women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

"Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality."