Position title and description: Clinical Associate / Child and Adult Autism Assessment at San Diego State University (SDSU) Center for Autism

Position category: Other

Name of lab: SDSU Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders

Name of supervisor: Dr. Inna Fishman

Candidates are being considered for a Clinical Associate position at the San Diego State University (SDSU) Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders, to support clinical research studies using neuropsychological and neuroimaging methods to investigate how ASD manifests across the lifespan, from the 1st years of life through mid- and late adulthood.

The person in this position will work as part of a large interdisciplinary group, which includes faculty, clinicians, research staff and graduate and undergraduate trainees, to conduct psychological (cognitive, psychodiagnostic, developmental, and neuropsychological) assessments with children and/or adults with or without developmental disorders, under the supervision by a licensed clinical psychologist (Dr. Fishman). Other duties in support of the ongoing research may include training new clinical research personnel and monitoring and supervising data entry and quality assurance through data capturing databases.

Minimum qualification required are Masters degree in psychology, allied health sciences, or related field (with individuals with BA/BS degree with at least 2 years of post-baccalaureate clinical or clinical research experience also given consideration) and experience with standardized psychodiagnostic testing with clinical populations, including ability to administer, score, and interpret such tests.

This is a full-time position although part-time (minimum of 20 hours a week) may be considered for particularly qualified applicants. The position can start at any time. This is a one-year, 100%-grant funded position, with a strong likelihood for renewal, contingent on performance and continuation of grant funding. The particulars of the title and compensation will depend on the experience and professional training of the applicant.

Preferred qualifications are: experience working with individuals with autism or other developmental disorders (adults and/or children); experience with generating written behavioral notes and diagnostic reports; prior experience with scientific communication (poster or conference presentations, contributions to grant writing; experience with database and data capturing software (e.g., REDCap) or electronic health records (EHR); proficiency in Spanish; and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including occasional weekend and evening hours, to accommodate outreach events and/or data collection.

Contact / Apply:

For additional information, contact Drs. Fishman (ifishman@sdsu.edu) and Carper (rcarper@sdsu.edu). To apply, please email a cover letter (in the format of letter of interest), a current CV or resume, and the names and contact information for two references (email to both ifishman@sdsu.edu and rcarper@sdsu.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.