Mar 01, 2023

Post-Doctoral Associate Child Clinical Psychology

  • Florida International University
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
Full time Child/Adolescent Clinical Pediatric Psychology

Job Description

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 528697 at

Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Children and Families - Buffalo

The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University (FIU) is recruiting a full-time, Post-doctoral Research Associate in the ADHD Research Group for two-year appointments with the possibility of extending to three years (or longer as a research assistant professor). The positions will be housed in the Center for Children and Families (CCF) at FIU ( at the Western New York Location in Buffalo, NY (  The CCF is one of five University-Designated Preeminent Programs and has 38 faculty associates¿most of whom are faculty in the FIU Psychology Department¿and more than 100 trainees in masters, doctoral, and professional programs who study child and adolescent mental health. The CCF currently has more than $70m of research funding mostly NIH and IES, and largely based on this CCF funding, the FIU Department of Psychology is ranked 9th among Psychology Departments in the U.S. in research funding (2017 NSF HERD Report).  The CCF has extensive relationships with the local schools and many community agencies.
One active research area in the CCF is ADHD, with 10 faculty actively studying the cause, nature, or treatment.  The postdoctoral appointments will be in the ADHD Research Group within the CCF and will begin in the summer or fall, 2023.  The postdocs will emphasize clinical research training within the context of federally-funded projects investigating effective interventions and accommodations for children and adolescents with ADHD.  Successful applicants will join the team working on a variety of funded projects.
The projects in which the successful applicants are and/or will be involved include five currently funded projects: (1) an IES Goal 3 study employing a SMART design in elementary schools to investigate an adaptive Response to Intervention (RtI) model involving low- to increasingly high-intensity behavioral classroom interventions along with stimulant medication as necessary; (2) an IES-funded Goal 3 project investigating the effectiveness of a Daily Report Card (DRC) as a tool for enhancing special education supports for students with ADHD; (3) a a CDC-funded clinical trial of prevention approaches to support male caregivers of children ages 3-6; (4) a NIMH funded R34 project that explores positive behavior supports to help children at-risk for ADHD who are also young for the grade at kindergarten entry; and (5) a NICHD-funded project that evaluates the single and combined effects of behavior therapy, stimulant medication, and academic accommodations for children with ADHD in classroom settings.
.  Other funded projects being conducted by faculty affiliated with the ADHD Research Group and to which postdoctoral associates may have access include (a) the NIAAA-funded Pittsburgh ADHD Longitudinal Study of adult substance use and related outcomes (PALS), (b) an NIMH-funded Tolerance To Stimulant Medication Study that examines acute and long-term effects of stimulants on academic and behavioral outcomes, (c) an IES-funded Goal 1 project conducting a meta-analysis of behavioral treatments for ADHD, (d) a number of other projects involving mechanisms and effects of treatment in children with ADHD.  CCF faculty annually conduct two large (N>200), funded Summer Treatment Programs for 4- to 12 year olds with ADHD, in which multiple intervention studies are designed and implemented in classroom, recreational, and home settings, as well as an after-school program for elementary-aged ADHD children.
Activities for the postdoctoral associates will include participant recruitment and assessment, training, supervising, and collaborating with research staff and doctoral trainees, providing consultation to teachers in public school settings, and training parents.  Opportunities will be available to accrue supervised clinical hours towards licensure.  Postdoctoral associates will be expected to contribute substantively to manuscript preparation, conference presentations, grant submissions, and community engagement.  The opportunity to submit collaborative grants with the possibility of promotion to a faculty-level research position is available to postdoctoral associates who successfully obtain a federal grant.  Annual salary funding is up to $60,000 contingent on qualifications.
General applicant requirements
All applicants must hold a doctoral degree in clinical, school or related field of psychology at the start of their appointment. Spanish language fluency is a plus. 
Applications consisting of a cover letter, CV, and names of three references (as well as subsequent letters) should be sent via email to Gregory A. Fabiano, Ph.D., Professor, Center for Children and Families of WNY, Florida International University (  Review of applications will be ongoing with an initial receipt date for applications on March 1, 2023 and invitations for interviews made shortly thereafter and a targeted hiring date in the late summer of 2023.

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