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Number of Openings: 1
Requisition Number: 16-14168
Job Title: Seattle Children's Autism Research Fellowship
Department: 39537-Child Health, Behavior & Devel
City: Seattle
State: Washington
Location: West 8th
Secondary Location:
Union: None
Work Status: Regular
Shift: Day Shift
FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Hours Per Shift:
Call Hours:
Work Days: Monday-Friday
Salary: Depends on Experience
Job Description:

We welcome applicants looking to engage in innovative, cutting-edge research in clinical psychology and social neuroscience to apply for a two-year fellowship with the Seattle Children’s Innovative Technologies Lab (SCITL) starting from the summer of 2017. We are located at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI) and the Seattle Children’s Autism Center (CAC). Our lab is dedicated to improving the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.

Research fellows will gain the opportunity to use eye tracking and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to contribute to studies that examine gaze and brain activity patterns. Our lab also develops innovative technologies, including mobile applications, video games, robots, smart toys and virtual reality, to enable next-generation sensing and therapeutics. Research fellows will aid in investigation across all research phases including design, execution, and analysis. You will be collaborating with the Principal Investigator and a multidisciplinary study team. The dyadic experience will include weekly laboratory administrative and scientific meetings, Seattle Children’s/UW seminars and lectures, research tutorials and courses, hands-on training on research methodology, and mentorship training by a group of productive investigators, postdoctoral research fellows, and other experienced research staff. Selected applicants will conduct independent research with laboratory data and/or infrastructure, submit results to national/international conferences for presentation, and work towards the goal of publication. We hope that the fellowship will serve as a stepping stone towards future graduate studies.  Salary range for this position is $36,700-$55,000 annually. 

In addition to your online application, please send a copy of the following items to scitl@seattlechildrens.org to be considered for this Fellowship:

- Curriculum Vitae (CV)

- Official Transcripts, undergraduate and graduate (if applicable).  Transcripts may be sent directly from the institution.

- A 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience and career goals; can be single or double spaced.

- Two signed letters of recommendation (e-mailed directly from the referees)

Please include your full name on EVERY Page of the items listed above.  Electronic copies of recommendation letters are preferred and must be e-mailed to scitl@seattlechildrens.org directly from the recommender.  Written letters may be sent by recommenders in signed and sealed envelopes.  All application materials must be received by the deadline date.  Please send to scitl@seattlechildrens.org or to: Minah Kim, CW8-6 PO Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98145-5005.  Deadline date: 3/17/17 5:00 pm PST. 

Requirements: Required Education/Experience: - Degree in scientific related field at the time of fellowship start (4-year BA, BS, or equivalent). Preferred: - Related research experience. - Pediatric research experience. - Research analytics skills. - Computing/scientific analysis background. - Human subjects experience.
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