Monday, February 10, 2014

The Seaver Autism Center and F.E.G.S., New York, NY, USA - 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship in clinical psychology.

The Seaver Autism Center at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and F.E.G.S. Health and Human Services System are seeking qualified applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology.

The Seaver Center and F.E.G.S. have partnered to develop a unique clinical and research opportunity for candidates interested in improving the functional outcomes for adults with autism spectrum disorders. The successful candidate will receive joint training at the Seaver Autism Center and F.E.G.S. Day services. F.E.G.S. provides day and residential services to adults with developmental disabilities, including ASD, in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island. The Seaver Center is a multi-disciplinary research center with research programs in genetics, neuroimaging, and treatment for individuals with ASD.

At the Seaver Autism Center, fellows will receive training in clinical research and evaluation methods utilized with children and adults with autism. Fellows will be responsible for conducting evaluations (e.g., cognitive, diagnostic) on children and adults with ASD who are participating in research. Fellows will be responsible for conducting cognitive and diagnostic assessments as part of the research battery as well as writing comprehensive evaluations. Fellows are expected to attain research reliability on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - 2 and the Autism Diagnostic Interview –Revised. Therefore, familiarity with these instruments is preferred but not required. At F.E.G.S., the candidate will be expected to oversee ASD-classrooms for consumers in two locations (Bronx and Manhattan), conduct assessments to evaluate individuals’ progress in the programs, provide staff training, and provide consultation for problem behaviors across F.E.G.S. programs. In addition, the fellow will help bring the use of technology into the ASD classrooms.

Qualified applicants should have broad training in behavioral interventions, community mental health services, as well as evaluation and testing of individuals with ASDs. Salaries are competitive with medical school/hospital benefits. The fellowship is designed to begin in Fall 2014. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, until the position is filled. Interested applicants may send inquiries and application (CV, 2 letters of recommendation, one comprehensive psychological evaluation) to Michelle Gorenstein, Psy.D., Seaver Autism Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine-Department of Psychiatry, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1230, New York, NY 10029. Phone number: 212-241-9193. Fax Number: 212-241-5670. E-mail: