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Employment Opportunities

For the most updated positions available at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, please visit and directly apply through https://www.drexeljobs.com. Search by requisition number or for "autism" to find jobs currently posted.

The AJ Drexel Autism Institute is the first research organization built around a public health science approach to understanding and addressing the challenges of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Tenure Track Open Rank Professor

The Early Detection and Intervention Program is currently hiring a research-focused tenure-track position at any rank. The Early Detection and Intervention (EDI) Program integrates knowledge across disciplines including psychology, public health, and education, with the specific aims of reducing the age of ASD diagnosis, increasing evidence supporting early intervention, facilitating access to high-quality treatment, and supporting implementation and adaptation of early intervention in the community.

Qualified applicants will complement EDI members’ expertise in screening and early intervention science. We are especially interested in applicants whose expertise is in one of the following areas: (1) implementation science, (2) randomized controlled trial methodology, or (3) mental health outcomes and/or psychiatric comorbidities in neurodevelopmental disorders. Candidates whose prior work has focused on other conditions, but seek to apply these methods to ASD research are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a PhD in Psychology, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Social Work, Sociology or a related discipline. Post-doctoral training is strongly encouraged. Strong applicants at the assistant level will clearly demonstrate their potential to build a highly productive program of research; applicants at the associate or full level will have an established program. 

Review of applications will begin September 15 and continue until the position is filled. Start date will be July-September 2019. Interested applicants should send cover letter, CV, and names of three references to AutismInstitute@drexel.edu. Questions can be directed to DRobins@drexel.edu, with the subject line: EDI faculty position.

Research Scientist Position

The Early Detection and Intervention Research Program invites applications for a Research Scientist position. The Early Detection and Intervention (EDI) Program integrates knowledge across disciplines including psychology, public health, and education, with the specific aims of reducing the age of ASD diagnosis, increasing evidence supporting early intervention, facilitating access to high-quality treatment, and supporting implementation and adaptation of early intervention in the community.

The primary responsibility of this non-tenure track position will be to contribute to current funded studies, including our Autism Center of Excellence network examining the long-term effects of early detection and treatment, as well as to support grant proposals to develop new/continuing studies and draft manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals. The position includes supervision of staff and trainees, and will support opportunities for ongoing professional development. Additional responsibilities may include protected time for independent research, opportunities to engage in clinical work or supervision, mentorship of student research, and/or classroom teaching. This is a non-tenure track position.

Qualified applicants will have a doctoral degree in psychology, public health, education, or a related discipline. Post-doctoral training is strongly encouraged. Strong applicants will have publications in peer-reviewed journals and experience collaborating on externally funded projects. Successful candidates will have excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated leadership skills, and a strong commitment to research with immediate public health relevance. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date is January 2019. Interested applicants should send cover letter, CV, and ask three references to send letters of recommendation to: AutismInstitute@drexel.edu. Questions can be directed to DRobins@drexel.edu, with the subject line: EDI Research Scientist position.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Autism Research

The Early Detection and Intervention (EDI) Research Program at the AJ Drexel Autism Institute is seeking applications for a full-time postdoctoral fellowship.

The goal of the Early Detection and Intervention (EDI) program is to advance a comprehensive research agenda aimed at promoting optimal outcomes for children with ASD through early detection and intervention efforts. Our research approach bridges knowledge across different fields, including public health, psychology, education and policy, in order to provide cohesive and comprehensive answers to the complex challenge of evaluating and implementing successful and detection and intervention programs in the community.

The postdoctoral fellow’s responsibilities will include conducting original research under EDI faculty mentorship as well as supporting data collection for large federally funded studies, including the new Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) Network, a large-scale, multisite project investigating the impact of early detection and early intervention on outcomes of children with ASD. Successful candidates can expect to spend 1-3 years in the fellowship position; renewal of annual contract will be contingent on satisfactory performance.

The selected fellow will be involved in a highly active community of dedicated scholars and practitioners. Research and training opportunities will involve access to large datasets, exposure to community-based early detection and intervention programs, use of eye-tracking protocols to investigate early learning, and formal training on evidence-based early intervention models and early detection procedures. Additional experiences include mentored clinical supervision experiences with graduate students and other trainees, possibility to assist or teach courses, as well as participation in scientific meetings, seminars, and other educational opportunities within the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and Drexel University.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in psychology, public health, or a related discipline. Competitive applicants will have a record of publications in the field of autism research. Trainees with expertise in diagnostic assessment and/or evidence-based intervention are strongly encouraged to apply. Start date will be between July and September 2019. Salary will be consistent with National Institutes of Health stipends and will include benefits.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and one example first authored publication to jef89@drexel.edu, with EDI Postdoc in the Subject Line. In addition, please ask three references to send letters of recommendation to jef89@drexel.edu with EDI Postdoc – Applicant’s Last Name in the Subject Line. Review of applications will begin on December 1, and continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to drobins@drexel.edu.