Current Position Openings

Clinical Psychology Fellow Position:


Brain Development Imaging Laboratories & SDSU Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders

An NIH funded position for a clinical psychology fellow is available at the Brain Development Imaging Laboratories and the SDSU Center for Autism. The position will support clinical evaluations of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across the lifespan (toddlers, children and adolescents, young and mature adults) in the context of multidisciplinary autism research spanning projects in neuroimaging, developmental neuropsychology, and bioinformatics.

Preference is for applicants who are trained in neuropsychological or developmental assessments, including evaluation and diagnosis of ASD and other developmental disorders (candidates who are research reliable on ADI-R/ADOS-2 will be favorably reviewed). Applicants with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or equivalent, who have completed an APA-approved clinical psychology internship, and possess or are fully eligible for California licensure as a psychologist will be preferred. Applicants with sufficient experience but in need of postdoctoral hours accrual for licensure will receive supervised professional experience (SPE). Experience in the study of young children is preferred.

The person in this position will actively participate in diagnostic, developmental and neuropsychological evaluations of children and adults diagnosed or suspected of having an ASD, as part of clinical research protocols, as well as provide supervision to clinical psychology doctoral students and trainees from allied professions through graduate programs affiliated with the Center for Autism (e.g., speech language pathology, licensed professional clinical counseling).

Please e-mail CV and a letter of interest to Inna Fishman at:


Postdoctoral Position:


Brain Development Imaging Laboratories

An NIH funded position for a postdoctoral fellow is available at the Brain Development Imaging Laboratories (BDIL) of the Dept. of Psychology, San Diego State University (PIs: Ralph-Axel Müller, Inna Fishman, Ruth Carper). Current research at BDIL applies fMRI, functional connectivity MRI, multishell diffusion-weighted imaging, anatomical MRI, and (in collaboration) MEG and EEG, in combination with behavioral and neuropsychological measures, to investigate biomarkers and variants of ASD. Multiple ASD projects across the lifespan are ongoing, with newly funded work focusing on auditory precursors of early language development. BDIL collaborates with MR physicists at UCSD ( and SDSU (, and has full access to 3 research-dedicated 3T human scanners at both institutions. Candidates are expected to have expertise in at least one MRI technique. Experience in multimodal imaging and integration, natural sleep MRI studies, as well as clinical work in children with ASD will be considered added strengths.

Please e-mail CV, research statement, reprints, and 3 letters to Ralph-Axel Müller at: