[Eeglablist] Postdoc: University of Washington

Sara Jane Webb sjwebb at u.washington.edu
Fri May 7 13:27:51 PDT 2010


Physiological Endophenotypes in Autism

2 Postdoctoral Positions available at the Autism Research Programs at  
the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Research Institute  
(Seattle, Washington).

The University of Washington & Seattle Children’s Research Institute  
bring together scientists from several different disciplines who are  
working collaboratively to discover the genetic cause of autism and  
the factors that impact outcome for children with this disorder. As a  
part of this effort, our lab utilizes psychophysiological and  
behavioral measures for research in the domains of early development,  
neural processes, (endo)phenotypes with applications in clinical  
practice. For more information about the lab please see our website http://depts.washington.edu/pbslab/

Although duties vary based on position, in general, fellows are  
expected to contribute to study design, data collection, data  
analysis, training and supervision of research assistants, co- 
authoring or leading publications, and the dissemination of findings.

1. Post-doctoral position (pending funding) (for up to 2 years) to  
examine broader phenotype characteristics of parents of children with  
autism and infants at-risk for autism.  This project uses EEG/ERP and  
behavioral methodology to study social attention in 1st degree  
relatives of individuals with autism as part of the UW Autism Center  
of Excellence. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in  
developmental or cognitive psychology with experience in  
electrophysiology and an interest in clinical neuroscience.
2. Post-doctoral position available (pending funding) (for up to 3  
years) to study the role of attention and regulation in social and  
language growth in young children with autism and typical development.  
This project will use cardiophysiology and behavioral measures to  
better understand heterogeneity of development in autism. The  
successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in clinical, developmental or  
educational psychology (or related field) with a background in  
developmental disabilities. Masters level applicants with experience  
in standardized autism clinical assessment will be considered.

Tentative start date for position would be Summer/Fall 2010.

Enquiries should be directed to: Dr. Sara Jane Webb sjwebb at u.washington.edu 
. Please provide cover letter, CV & contact information for 3  
references.

Sara Jane Webb, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
and UW Autism Center, Research Program
http://depts.washington.edu/pbslab/
Box 357920; CHDD 314C; University of Washington
Seattle WA 98195
206.221.6461
sjwebb at u.washington.edu

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