Autism Clinical Research Fellowship

A research fellowship position is available for competitive applicants at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at  Icahn School of Medicine, under the direction of Joseph Buxbaum, PhD. The Seaver Center is a multi-disciplinary, NIH funded research center with research programs in genetics (molecular genetic and family studies), neuroimaging (MRI, fMRI, MRS, PET), neuropsychopharmacology and psychosocial treatments for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Applicants must have completed their residency in child or adult psychiatry, child neurology or developmental pediatrics and be licensed and board eligible. The goals of the training include:

  • Training in gold standard evaluation/assessment of autism spectrum disorders
  • Training in clinical trial design and psychopharmacology and autism

Collaborations are available with associated researchers in neuroimaging and neurobehavioral genetics. Salaries are competitive with excellent benefits. Positions are currently available.

How to Apply
Please send CV, House Staff Application [PDF], and three letters of recommendation to:

Alex Kolevzon, MD
Clinical Director, Seaver Autism Center
Department of Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1230
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-659-9134
Fax: 212-659-8710

Autism Clinical Research Coordinator

The Department of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine is looking to fill a full-time research position at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment , run by Dr. Joseph Buxbaum, world-renowned researcher in the field of autism. We are looking for a highly responsible, organized individual who is interested in eventually continuing on to a medical, psychology, or professional clinical research career. Positions start each year in July and a two-year commitment is required.

Among the areas for which this individual would be responsible are: phone calls with patients/families/clinicians seeking our services, patient scheduling; data entry/collection/interpretation; study start-up and maintenance; Institutional Review Board submissions; technical/grant writing; and assistance with presentations/publications.

Interested applicants should:

  • Possess a Bachelor's degree
  • Be highly familiar and comfortable with widely available computer programs
  • Have a strong background in psychology, biological sciences, study methodology and statistics
  • Have experience working with developmentally disabled children and adults
  • Have a strong interest in research
  • Be interested in learning about etiology and treatment of psychiatric disorders
  • Be able and willing to work with psychiatric patients in a professional and compassionate manner

Potential opportunities available to successful applicants:

  • Publication in major medical journals
  • Networking among distinguished individuals within and outside the medical/psychology fields
  • Exposure to wide spectrum of psychiatric disorders and treatments thereof
  • Close collaboration with experienced research psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, statisticians, and clinical psychologists

How to Apply
Interested applicants may e-mail cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Ana Tryfon
Research Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry
Tel: 212-241-7098

Contact Us

Alex Kolevzon
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Icahn School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Box 1230
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029