Post-doctoral Fellowship in Autism Implementation Science at UC Davis and UCLA
Applications are invited for multiple postdoctoral fellowship positions under the direction of Dr. Aubyn Stahmer in the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and the MIND Institute, Dr. Lauren Brookman-Frazee in the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego and the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC), and Dr. Anna Lau in the UCLA Department of Psychology. Drs. Stahmer, Brookman-Frazee and Lau are PIs of a multi-site NIMH Collaborative R01 study currently pending funding. This study will test the effects of the “Translating Evidence-based Interventions for ASD: Multi-Level Implementation Strategy” (TEAMS) model on provider training and child outcomes across two evidence-based interventions – AIM HI (Brookman-Frazee and Drahota, 2010) and Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching (Stahmer et al., 2011) for autism spectrum disorder and in two public service systems (mental health, education).
We seek applicants for the UC Davis/MIND Institute and UCLA sites at this time. Fellows will work closely together and with the investigators as key members of the project team. Their primary responsibility will be to train providers (mental health therapists or teachers) in one of the ASD interventions. Additionally, they will be involved in data collection, data analysis, authorship on manuscripts and presentations, and engagement with community partners. Fellows will receive joint mentoring from the PIs and study investigators, have access to broader training opportunities in each site, support for conference travel, and obtain supervised professional experience hours for California Psychologist licensure.
Strong applicants will have experience delivering an evidenced-based intervention for school-age children with ASD and training community providers (either teachers or therapists), and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Appointments will be made for one year, with a second year re-appointment expected based on review of the fellow’s progress. We anticipate that the fellowship will be available July 1, 2018, although the start date is flexible. The current stipend for first year fellows is commensurate with the standard National Institutes of Health rate and is eligible for benefits.
Review of applications will begin December 15th, 2017. Interested applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest; (2) CV; and (3) three letters of recommendation to Dr. Stahmer (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Brookman-Frazee (email@example.com), and Dr. Lau (firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants may also include reprints or preprints of manuscripts or other scholarly writing samples. Please specify whether you have a preference for a fellowship at the UCLA or UC Davis site.