Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship, Dual Focus on Clinical Practice & Clinical Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Indiana LEND, Indiana University School of Medicine, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN

Posted: Monday, December 5, 2022

The Indiana Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program is currently accepting applications for a psychology postdoctoral fellowship position with a dual focus on clinical practice and clinical  research in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This fellowship offers a unique opportunity to be part of a vibrant interdisciplinary clinical team and cross-institution research team, allowing for both clinical and research training in neurodevelopmental disabilities. This position is ideally suited for scientist-practitioner candidates interested in careers in academic medicine. More information about the Indiana LEND program can be found here: 

The Indiana LEND Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow completes a tailored training plan that incorporates clinical and research experiences. Dual focus psychology fellows' typical weekly schedule includes:  2 days in clinical practice (e.g. diagnostic clinics), 2 days engaged in scholarly research and 1 day to focus on didactic experiences and administrative tasks (e.g. report writing, supervision).


  1. Doctorate in psychology (clinical or school psychology) from an APA-accredited program 
  2. Demonstrated potential as a scientist-practitioner with intent to seek a career in leadership in evidenced-based care or research related to neurodevelopmental disabilities.

The ideal candidate will have experience in 1) assessment and diagnosis of individuals with ASD, with a preference given to candidates with experience in clinical or research use of the ADOS-2, and 2) participation on a research team with a demonstrated interest in research focused on neurodevelopmental disabilities, including ASD, and 3) commitment to service or research that prioritizes and promotes health equity. Candidates from diverse backgrounds, including bilingual candidates, are strongly encouraged to apply.  


  1. Letter of interest outlining fit with fellowship position and training goals for the post-doctoral year
  2. Curriculum Vita (include awarded or expected date of doctoral degree)
  3. 3 letters of reference

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interviews will begin in early January with an expectation to fill positions in early February.

Salary and Benefits: Salary and benefits are paid at NIH postdoctoral stipend standard reflecting years of experience of candidate plus IUSM healthcare benefits (including funding to attend a national conference)

Start Date: Late August 2023

Contact Dr. Christine Raches, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, at [email protected] with questions about the fellowship.