Post Doctoral Trainee, Illinois LEND

Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020


The Illinois Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) training program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute of Disability and Human Development (IDHD), is recruiting for a Post Doctoral Trainee. Appointments will be for 1-2 years beginning fall semester 2020. The LEND training program aims to prepare future leaders who will serve children with neurodevelopmental disabilities (with an emphasis on autism spectrum disorders) and their families through coordinated, culturally competent, and family-centered clinical care, as well as through public health services and policy systems change. Additionally, this program emphasizes preparing scholars to conduct research on progressive ways to serve this population.

We are seeking candidates who are committed to a research career in intellectual and developmental disabilities, have completed prior research and training in the field, and have an outstanding academic record.

The training program includes: a) didactic learning sessions, b) close mentoring by highly qualified clinicians and researchers, c) immersion in ongoing research, and d) field placement in carefully selected clinical sites and organizations that serve children with disabilities. Trainees undergo a structured and closely-supervised training process with a range of opportunities for didactic and experiential training and with common expected milestones.

 Applicants must have received their doctoral or M.D. degrees within the past four years in any of the following disciplines: Pediatrics, Child Psychiatry, Disability Studies, Special Education, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Speech and Hearing. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita and three reference contacts. Copies of relevant publications and a brief statement of research and leadership experience and goals must be provided for full consideration. A trainee must be a US citizen, or must have been admitted to the US with a permanent resident visa. Please submit all materials to Janine Salameh [email protected].

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Post doctoral trainees who enter this program will become part of an interdisciplinary center that is a national leader in academic and community training, technical assistance, research, and dissemination. The values of cultural diversity, consumer choice, and self-determination are emphasized across the life span in all training, public service, and research activities of the IDHD. For further information about the IDHD, go to:

Please contact Janine Salameh, Program Coordinator ([email protected]) with questions.

 *Subject to availability of funds.