The Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Missouri-Columbia is dedicated to promoting research, teaching and service innovations designed to improve the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders and other neurological conditions.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Thompson Center is a one-year position, with the possibility of extending to a 2-year position. Start date will be on or around July 1, 2012.
Children seen include those with neurotrauma and other neurodevelopmental disorders, though the emphasis is on children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Training is also provided in other important professional skills, such as interdisciplinary practice, grant writing, advocacy, and public policy.
Setting: The Thompson Center (http://thompsoncenter.missouri.edu/) is a unique collaboration of colleges and schools that brings together experts from numerous departments across the MU (http://www.missouri.edu/) campus to expand autism research and to provide services for children/youth affected by autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The Thompson Center seeks to integrate research, teaching, and service in one central location. Clinical services provided at the Thompson Center currently include medicine, neuropsychology, pediatric psychology, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, and education.
The University of Missouri and the Thompson Center are located in Columbia, which is situated in central Missouri. The University of Missouri-Columbia, the first public university west of the Mississippi River, is a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.
Primary Activities: The postdoctoral fellowship combines research and clinical activities at the Thompson Center. Clinically, the fellow will participate in neuropsychological and interdisciplinary evaluations of children who present with a wide array of difficulties. Approximately 50% of the clinical work will have an emphasis in autism. The fellow will also have training responsibilities including supervising pre-doctoral interns. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to participate in ongoing research projects, including writing and publishing scientific articles. One day per week, the fellow will participate in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities
(LEND) interdisciplinary program (http://www.tips4kids.org/).
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in clinical child psychology or related degree from an APA-accredited doctoral program. Experience with children with autism spectrum disorders is of benefit.
Salary & Benefits: This position has an annual full-time salary of approximately $33,000. Health benefits, twenty days of vacation, two weeks for professional development and paid holidays are included.
Application: Applicants for the position should send the following:
1. Letter of interest
2. Graduate Transcripts
2. Current Curriculum Vita
3. Three letters of reference/recommendation 4. Clinical work sample
Deadline for applications is January 2, 2012.
Direct applications and questions to:
Micah O. Mazurek, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Psychology Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
205 Portland Street
Columbia, MO 65211