Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Disabilities - Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019


PSYCHOLOGY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: The Waisman Center at University of Wisconsin - Madison announces the availability of one to two psychology postdoctoral fellowships in developmental disabilities that will begin in 2020, with flexibility depending on internship end date. 

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases.  The Waisman Center's research entity encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical bio-manufacturing facility.  In addition, the Waisman Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities; offers numerous early intervention, educational, and outreach programs to young children and their families; and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.  The Waisman Center is one of only a few locations in the country where all three federally funded programs - an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), and a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities training program (LEND) - are co-located.

We are offering a one-year postdoctoral fellowship position in psychology that is primarily assessment focused within an interdisciplinary outpatient setting for children referred for neurodevelopmental evaluations.  The fellow may also provide clinical intervention services and behavioral consultation for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and their families.   Although autism spectrum disorder is a primary focus of the program, children with other developmental disabilities receive services at the Waisman Center. Fellows receive at least one hour per week of individual supervision from a qualified supervisor. The fellowship includes opportunities to participate in ongoing formal training concerning the provision of interdisciplinary/interprofessional, family-centered care to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through the Wisconsin LEND program.  The Fellow will also participate in research. 

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in clinical, school or counseling psychology from an APAaccredited program and have completed an approved internship.  Given the program's clinical emphasis, training and experience in providing clinical services to individuals with developmental disabilities, particularly those with autism spectrum disorder, is required. 

The city of Madison boasts excellent schools and an internationally renowned university. Madison, the state capital of Wisconsin, has been on numerous lists of "Most Livable Cities" in part because of its beautiful lakes and abundant educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities. 

The application deadline is Monday, December 16, 2019.   Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Megan Farley, Ph.D., Senior Psychologist, Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Avenue, Room 317, Madison, WI, 53705 or email [email protected].