Behavioral Med-Clin Psychology - RESEARCH FELLOW - Autism Spectrum Disorder and Regulating Together Intervention
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 137984
The Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) announces the availability of a Research Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on intervention research related to Autism Spectrum Disorder, specifically the Regulating Together intervention for emotion dysregulation. This 2-year research fellowship position is within the clinical research lab of Dr. Rebecca Shaffer whose research focuses on Autism Spectrum Disorder, emotion dysregulation, and fragile X syndrome. The fellow will work directly on two funded intervention trials focused on Regulating Together, 1) Department of Defense Clinical Trial examining facilitators and barriers to treatment success, and 2) an NICHD R01 examining the additive effects of canine assistance. The fellow will participate in psychological testing, physiological measurement and analysis of heart rate variability, cognitive flexibility computer testing, and intervention implementation including with Regulating Together, canine assisted, and a study skills control group. Other active studies in the lab focus on phenotyping, early diagnosis and intervention, and fragile X intervention. There are many opportunities for additional research and clinical experiences including leading presentations and publications if the fellow is interested. Additionally, supervision experience with undergraduate and graduate students and coordinators is available.
Community Involvement: The Shaffer Lab active in the local autism community through community events and partnerships with local school districts which provides additional event experiences throughout the year. Our lab is part of a larger multidisciplinary group, The Neurobehavioral Lab, which is a large team including child psychiatrists, licensed clinical psychologists, social workers, and research coordinators. For more information, please contact the Rebecca Shaffer, PsyD. at Rebecca.Shaffer@cchmc.org.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design, execute, and record laboratory experiments, and analyze the data.
Research and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques. Implement this knowledge in the Division/Department.
Present research at laboratory meetings, journal clubs, seminars, and meetings.
Draft, write, and edit scientific reports, papers, journal articles, abstracts, and grants.
Maintain currency in field through continuing education, literature, and seminars.
Attend required Cincinnati Children's training sessions and ensure regulatory compliance with all policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Cincinnati Children's Research and Training at a Glance:
Among the top in NIH funding for pediatric research institutions
Over 1.4 million square feet of research laboratory space
900+ scientists conducting basic, translational, and clinical research
Over 2000 publications annually in top-tier journals
Access to Employee Resource Groups and Mentorship programs
Postdocs have gone on to careers in academia, biotech, pharma, teaching etc.
Ph.D. in related discipline, MD, or equivalent degree
The ideal candidate will have a quantitative background in computational/systems biology, engineering, computer science, statistics, math, or a related field. He or she will also (1) be a fluent programmer in at least one language (e.g., Python, R, MATLAB) and be willing to develop fluency in other languages, as needed, (2) have research experience in machine learning, bioinformatics and/or mathematical modeling, and (3) a trackable publication record. An enthusiasm and willingness to develop immunology expertise on the job is also necessary.
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