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Michigan State University Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Social Science

Department:Psychology Social Science 10038698

Sub Area:FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

The MSU Autism Research Lab in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University is recruiting a Research Associate - Fixed Term (postdoctoral fellow) interested in community-based intervention research with young children with ASD. We are seeking candidates with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or related discipline. Successful applicants will have experience delivering evidenced-based assessment and intervention for toddlers and young children with ASD, coaching parents, and training community providers, and must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Bilingual (Spanish and English) applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Research Associate will be involved in data collection, data analysis, authorship on manuscripts and presentations, and engagement with community partners. The Research Associate will benefit from joint mentoring from the PIs and study investigators and access to broader training opportunities in each site. They will join a collaborative research team and will have the opportunity to work in a high-quality and productive research environment. Due to the multi-PI nature of this research, the trainee will be supervised by Dr. Brooke Ingersoll (Department of Psychology, Michigan State University; Clinical Psychology), Dr. Alice Carter (UMass-Boston), Dr. Wendy Stone (University of Washington), Dr. Allison Wainer (Rush Medical College), and Dr. Sara Broder-Finger (Boston Medical Center). Weekly, cross-site meetings will occur via video teleconferencing.

Typical duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Training early intervention providers (e.g., speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, developmental therapists) in RIT and parent coaching, and providing ongoing consultation and supervision as providers implement the intervention with participating families.

  • Disseminating research from the lab through publications and conference presentations

  • Assisting with project design/assessments, data analysis and interpretation, and manuscript and grant development

  • Collaborating with staff and student research assistants, as needed

Required Degree

Doctorate -Clinical Psychology or a related discipl

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree or must be able to demonstrate that they have made sufficient progress towards degree completion. Conferred degree required prior to starting the position.

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include substantive research interests in examining early intervention research for children with ASD, strong data analytic skills are desirable, and prior training in NDBI interventions and parent coaching is preferred. Experience training community providers is also desirable but not required.

Required Application Materials

  • A letter of intent explaining past experiences in the field, research/academic interests, and primary reasons for an interest in the position

  • CV

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Reprints of 2-3 scientific publications

Special Instructions

Any questions regarding the position should be directed to the principal investigator at Michigan State University: Dr. Brooke Ingersoll; ingers19@msu.edu ; 517-432-8412.

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Department Statement

The psychology department is dedicated to advancing psychological science through multidisciplinary research and providing a world-class education for our undergraduate and graduate students. As part of the College of Social Science at a land grant university, our department’s broader mission is to conduct research that transforms lives and inspires leaders on our campus, in Michigan communities, and across the world.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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