#106455 Autism Research Psychologist
Company: University of California - San Diego Medical Cente
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 22, 2020
#106455 AUTISM RESEARCH PSYCHOLOGIST
Filing Deadline: Tue 12/1/2020
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/04/20 for
consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants
should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/16/20. Eligible Special
Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for
The UCSD Autism Center is a state-of-the-art multimodal autism
research facility. The Center applies psychometric testing,
MRI/fMRI, DNA/RNA analysis, eye tracking and multiple other
paradigms to the study of autism throughout the lifespan but has a
particular emphasis on the infancy and early childhood periods. The
Autism Center is part of the UCSD School of Medicine and offers a
rich interdisciplinary environment.
Under general direction of the Principal Investigator, serve as
Research Psychologist for two NIH funded studies on bio behavioral
markers for infants at-risk for autism and outcome markers at
school age. Position requires a full individual with a Doctorate in
psychology or related field who will perform the diagnosis and
psychometric testing of children and adults with autism as well as
psychometric testing of normal control subjects, approximately 8-10
testing sessions per week. The full-time position may additionally
involve conducting research experiments related to the study and
participation in research protocol development for various
projects. In collaboration with other senior staff, the Research
Psychologist will assist in develop new diagnostic methods and new
behavioral assessments and characterization methods aimed at
elucidating the behavioral phenotype in toddlers with autism. The
incumbent may also assist in the development of new methods for
identification and recruitment of infants and toddlers with
Other duties involve supervising the activities of Ph.D. students
or non-licensed psychologists working towards their clinical
licensure. The applicant must have at least 3-years clinical
experience with children who present with Autism Spectrum
Disorders, including experience with assessments and writing
reports. Incumbent will also work well with research staff and
families of children who are developing typically and those with
possible Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Incumbent will be involved
in preparing manuscripts including summarizing data and assisting
with reports to the funding agency. Preferred qualifications
include: clinical experience with children with autism as well as
typically developing children (can be in the area of treatment);
knowledge and experience with diagnosing autism using research
tools such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule;
experience in IQ and developmental testing using tools such as the
Mullen Scales of Early Learning and WASI. Bilingual
(English/Spanish) not required but a plus.
A Ph.D. Degree in Clinical Psychology and at least three (3) years
experience in clinical psychology; or an equivalent combination of
education and experience. Current license as a Clinical
Psychologist in the state of California.
Proven ability to develop scientific documents from collected data
and present findings at scientific and educational venues.
Demonstrated supervisory experience with students and/or other
Demonstrated knowledge of basic psychological science.
Demonstrated experience in experimental design and statistics.
Thorough knowledge of psychodiagnostic procedures and tests,
including ADI-R, ADOS, and Mullen Scales of Early Learning.
Theoretical and experiential knowledge of autism.
Experience in research setting, particularly working with children
and adults with autism, and presenting to groups.
Knowledge of current laws, procedures and ethical principles that
govern the practice of psychology, including services suggested or
information disclosed by telephone.
Excellent verbal, written, and electronic communication skills that
facilitate professional, effective, and courteous interaction with
a diverse population. Experience to communicate findings,
recommendations, referrals, and general information clearly and
effectively to multidisciplinary research teams.
Strong writing and editing skills. Experience with operation of PC
using word processing and database programs, a variety of web-based
programs, internet and email. Ability to maintain databases,
perform standard computer tasks, and learn new
programs/applications with minimal direction.
Proven skill in problem solving and critical thinking. Strong
ability to think creatively and efficiently, and to assess and
analyze problems. Participate and contribute to discussions
regarding procedures and goals of the unit.
Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to interact with a diverse
population, including parents of children with special disabilities
and the children themselves. Ability to work independently or in a
team framework in conjunction with the Principles of Community.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Bilingual in English and Spanish with demonstrated experience to
interview, perform psychological assessment and psychodiagnoses,
and plan and implement a variety of case dispositions in
* Employment is subject to a criminal background check and
* Must have a valid CA driver's license and acceptable driving
record and access to reliable transportation for occasional offsite
Must be flexible to work occasional weekends and evenings as
required to accommodate parents' schedules.
Successful candidate will be required to receive training and
reliability-certification on the ADOS.
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Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care,
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Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county.
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