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Social Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Kessler Foundation, Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research, East Hanover, New Jersey

Position Description:

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The Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research of the Kessler Foundation in conjunction with Children’s Specialized Hospital seeks a postdoctoral research fellow who is interested in conducting cognitive and behavioral neuroscience research in Autism Spectrum Disorder with a focus in social cognition and neuroscience.

The two-year funded program aims to prepare scientists for a career in clinical research within the specialty area of pediatric research, with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder. Training opportunities are provided more broadly across multiple departments, capitalizing on unique opportunities throughout the center to pursue key clinical research training goals. All fellows participate in an extensive training curriculum and didactic offerings. Multidisciplinary mentored training opportunities are individually tailored to achieve specific goals considering the fellows’ prior background and interests.  

The successful applicant would be expected to assist in ongoing endeavors as well as develop his/her own mentored research projects. Experience with neuroimaging (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Resting State Functional Connectivity, Diffusion Tensor Imaging) is a plus. There are opportunities for fellows to join existing programs of pediatric research including functional neuroimaging, the assessment of social cognition and outcomes research. Fellows work on various aspects of research projects ranging from inception (e.g., study formulation, grant-writing, etc.) to manuscript publication. Additional offerings and didactics are made possible through the collaboration with Children’s Specialized Hospital. 

To Apply:

Please contact Helen M. Genova, PhD ( and Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD (


This post will be available until October 29, 2020 or until filled.

Kessler Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse, cooperative work environment. Women, members of under-represented minority groups and individuals with physical disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.