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Neurodevelopmental Conditions Associated with Rare Genetic Disorders

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Phenotyping Service provides wraparound services in the development and implementation of developmental psychological assessment batteries for deep behavioral phenotyping, and validates, improves, and creates methods for phenotyping of individuals with a range of neurodevelopmental conditions, including those with severe to profound intellectual disability. The Fellow will focus on projects which are of mutual scientific interest and collaboration between the NBPS, NIMH, and NICHD, including analysis of data from neurometabolic syndromes such as Niemann-Pick Disease, Smith-Lemli Opitz Syndrome, Creatine Transport Deficiency, and Batten Disease, among others. Fellow will work closely with the NBPS senior statistician on the analysis of behavioral data from studies of rare conditions associated with ID and/or ASD. Fellow will independently conduct basic analyses of behavioral data and will collaborate with the senior statistician and other members of the IRP to implement innovative analytic approaches.


Candidates must have completed a PhD in social or behavioral sciences, public health, epidemiology, or related field. Strong candidates will have knowledge about and experience with neurodevelopmental disability and developmental assessment. Demonstrated experience, but not necessarily expertise, in the areas of quantitative research, analytic methods, and use of statistical software (e.g., SAS, R) is required.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a synopsis of their research interests and experiences, including a brief description of their career plans related to neurodevelopmental disability research (no more than 2 pages). Email applications to Cristan Farmer at
The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. This position is not restricted to US citizens.