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Hello all,

I am posting this for my colleague, Dr. Megan Roberts. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has strong quantitative skills. Please forward to anyone who might be interested.


The overall mission of the Early Intervention Research Group (EIRG) is to support and enhance early development of infants and toddlers. The following goals guide this mission: to empower families to implement effective early intervention strategies, to increase implementation of evidence-based and family-centered practices in early intervention, and to understand the best ways to adapt and customize intervention strategies based on child and family characteristics.  We work with several populations of children, including typically developing children, late-talking toddlers, children with autism spectrum disorders, and children with hearing loss. While our lab focuses on translational research, we also explore basic mechanisms underlying child language acquisition and the role that parents and caregivers play in this process. 

As a member of EIRG, the post-doctoral fellow will focus on methodological support in conducting analyses of extant data, as well as initial analyses of baseline data from current randomized-control trials of treatment procedures for toddlers with autism.  Other responsibilities include contributing to manuscript preparation and development of behavioral coding systems. 

Employment term: A 1-year appointment beginning immediately with options to renew pending funding.


1.     Ph.D. in speech, language, hearing, quantitative methods or a related field

2.     Experience with advanced statistical methods, such as latent variable analysis and longitudinal modeling

Salary: NIH postdoctoral salary

Application procedure: Send cover letter describing your teaching, research, and clinical interests and experience, a current vita (including e-mail address), and three letters of recommendation to Megan Y. Roberts, PhD, CCC-SLP (megan.y.roberts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx). For more information about the Clinic and Department, please visit:http://www.communication.northwestern.edu/clinic

The University: Northwestern University is one of the nation’s largest private research universities. The main campus is located in Evanston and the medical campus is located 12 miles south in Chicago. Both campuses are located on the shore of Lake Michigan.  There is continuing expansion of University facilities and programs, particularly in the sciences and medicine.  Diverse cultural, social, and recreational activities abound on and near each campus.

Closing Date: Ongoing until position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.