Serves as Research Coordinator/Assessment Clinician in the newly established Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research (VTCAR). This position provides a unique opportunity to be part of a college-wide, multi-disciplinary center focused on collaborative research on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related neurodevelopmental conditions across the lifespan. Housed in the College of Science, VTCAR builds on the basic science and clinical resources of Virginia Tech, including capabilities in genotyping, neuroimaging, biomedical and chemical engineering, computer science, developmental psychology, cognitive and behavioral therapies, student support services, and more. Position works closely with a team of research assistants to conduct comprehensive behavioral assessments consisting of the Autism Diagnostic Interview â?? Revised (ADI-R), the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2), measures of cognitive and adaptive functioning, and psychosocial measures of risk/resiliency and environmental supports. Provides support to the VTCAR Director in daily operations of the Center and works with faculty affiliates in facilitating, organizing, and coordinating collaborative research projects, including grant-writing assistance and maintenance of a central research database.
Bachelor's degree from any life science or health science discipline, including or related to psychology, counseling, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, human development, education, genetics, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, or a combination or equivalent level of training and or experience; applicants must have experience in research methodology and design, grant-writing, and data management, especially as applied to ASD or related health conditions; applicants must work well in teams and have good communication skills.
M.S. or Ph.D. in related field and research reliability on the ADI-R and the ADOS-2 are strongly preferred; ideal applicants will have prior experience in clinical behavioral assessments of youth and adults with ASD.