Yale Early Social Cognition Laboratory

Chawarska Lab

Application Deadline: August 10, 2017

Start Date: October 1, 2017

This position offers an opportunity to participate in clinical, developmental, and computational research on social cognition in infants at risk for autism as well as toddlers affected by developmental disabilities at the Yale Child Study Center. Successful applicants will be directly mentored by the program directors, and involved in a highly active and productive community of clinical research scientists. 

The fellowship's curriculum includes participation in weekly science meetings, weekly Yale Early Social Cognition Laboratory/Technology and Innovation Laboratory meetings, research tutorials and courses, and other didactic experiences at the Yale Child Study Center, School of Medicine, and Departments of Psychology and Statistics. 

The primary training experience will be in daily activities related to behavioral, technological, and eye-tracking studies of infants and toddlers with and without autism. Fellows will be responsible for assisting in a variety of research activities in the Lab and for completing experimental protocols with infants and toddlers and their families, including administering standardized assessment procedures, coding behavioral measures, entering data, video-recording assessments, assisting in the preparation of manuscripts and conference presentations, and providing general assistance relevant to the functioning of the Lab. 

With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined research project from data collection through analysis and publication.

How to Apply

Online Application

To apply, you will need: 

  1. A one to two page personal statement, detailing your relevant experience and career goals. 300-500 words is the ideal length.
  2. Two letters of recommendation sent directly to CSCPostgrads@yale.edu, as well as the contact information for the application form. 
  3. An up-to-date CV to upload.
  4. An official transcript(s) from your institution of study; preferred electronic to CSCPostgrads@yale.edu. 
We have a Common Application for Post-BA positions. During the application you will be asked to choose which group(s) you wish to apply to. Each group you choose will receive your online application as soon as you submit it. Some labs may request more information or application materials.

Thank you for your interest!