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Requisition ID:  16777

Clinical Psychology Research Associate

Job Summary


The iCAN Lab and Neurodevelopmental Family Lab at Purdue University are seeking a qualified person to assist with clinical diagnostic and developmental assessments for grant-funded research projects. This person will work in both labs. The main responsibilities include conducting semi-structured clinical interviews with children, parents, and college-aged adults and conducting neurodevelopmental assessments with children. This person will also assist with training and giving feedback to others conducting these interviews; maintaining relevant research records; and providing referrals and research-related feedback to families as needed. Applicants may also have the opportunity to be trained to administer standardized assessments of intellectual functioning and academic achievement and/or to learn neurophysiological assessment (i.e., EEG, eye-tracking) if they are interested in doing so but this is not required. This full-time position is ideal for someone interested in contributing to research on the lifespan development of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ADHD, autism, and related genetic disorders. Days, evenings, and weekend shifts are all possible.


  • Master’s degree in clinical psychology, social work, or related field
  • One year of experience working with children, families, and/or adults in a clinical setting
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered consisting of a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience



  • Experience with neurodevelopmental assessment (e.g., Vineland, Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R); Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2))
  • Familiarity with DSM-based diagnostic framework
  • Prior experience with administering clinical or diagnostic interviews (e.g., Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (K-SADS), Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 (SCID), Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI))
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal skills, and professionalism as a collegial team member
  • Ability to work as part of a team and train others
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to have flexible hours that include week-day evenings and some Saturdays (schedule negotiable)
  • Ability to work in-person on Purdue’s main campus in West Lafayette, IN


Additional Information:  

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit https://bit.ly/3DH3z6f  
  • For best consideration, all applicants must submit a cover letter and resume/CV
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary https://bit.ly/3DJE9os  
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position   
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position 
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions immediately   
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply 

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