Job no: 227628-AS
Work type: Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services

Position Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 14 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical bio- manufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

This position will be a staff member within the Language Processes Laboratory. The Language Processes Laboratory focuses on investigating the developmental course and nature of language processing in typically developing children, late takers, and children with specific language impairment (SLI).

The primary purpose of this position is to provide autism diagnostic evaluations and developmental testing for participants in a research project examining prediction abilities in toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), directed by Drs. Susan Ellis Weismer and Jenny Saffran. The psychologist is responsible for sharing evaluation results, including a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) ASD diagnosis, if appropriate, with the child's parents/guardians and making general treatment recommendations and writing written evaluation reports. Additional duties include recruitment of participants, data analysis, and dissemination of study results.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Doctoral Degree in Psychology or closely related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Applicants must have the following required experiences and knowledge:
- Two years of specialized training and experience working with clients with developmental disabilities and their families. The two years of specialized training or experience may be pre-doctoral or post-doctoral but must be intensive (20 hours per week or more) and focused on this client population.
- Clinical experience working with children and youth with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities and their families, including experience providing assessment and treatment.
- Assessment skills in the areas of cognitive, adaptive behavior and socio-emotional/behavioral functioning. Substantial experience with autism specific diagnostic measures such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2).

Well-qualified applicants will have the following preferred experience:
- Prior experience working with children in a research setting is highly desirable.
- Prior training and experience in administering the following standardized assessments is highly desirable: Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, 4th edition; Mullen Scales of Early Learning; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, 3rd edition; Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd edition (ADOS-2); and Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R).
- Research reliability on the ADOS-2 and ADI-R is highly desirable.
- Experience supervising psychology trainees.

License or Certificate:

Licensure as a psychologist in the State of Wisconsin or eligible for a Wisconsin license is desirable. Supervised post-doctoral hours needed for licensure may be available.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Background Check will be performed.

Must complete HIPAA training and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually thereafter.

Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort reporting and outside activities reporting.



Work Type:

Part Time: 25% - 50%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.

- Please address in your cover letter your experience working with young children and individuals with ASD and what standardized assessments you have utilized and familiar with in working with these groups.


Melissa Strupp
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: Oct 26 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Dec 13 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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