The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison announces the availability of one to two psychology postdoctoral fellowships in developmental disabilities that will begin in 2021, with a flexible start date depending on availability and remote/in-person options.

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases.  The Waisman Center’s research entity encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical bio-manufacturing facility.  In addition, the Waisman Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous early intervention, educational, and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.  The Waisman Center is one of only a few locations in the country where all three federally funded programs – an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), and a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities training program (LEND) – are co-located.

We are offering a one-year postdoctoral fellowship position(s) in psychology primarily assessment focused within an interdisciplinary outpatient setting for children referred for neurodevelopmental evaluations.  The fellow may also provide clinical intervention services and behavioral consultation for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and their families.  Although autism spectrum disorder is a primary focus of the program, children with other developmental disabilities receive services at the Waisman Center.  Fellows receive at least one hour per week of individual supervision from a qualified supervisor.  The fellowship is intended to include opportunities to participate in ongoing formal training concerning the provision of interdisciplinary/interprofessional, family-centered care to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through the Wisconsin LEND program.  The Fellow will also participate in research.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in clinical, school, or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program and have completed an approved internship.  Given the program’s clinical emphasis, training, and experience in providing clinical services to individuals with developmental disabilities, particularly those with autism spectrum disorder, is required.

The city of Madison boasts excellent schools and an internationally renowned university.  Madison, the state capital of Wisconsin, has been on numerous lists of “Most Livable Cities” in part because of its beautiful lakes and abundant educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities.

Applications will be reviewed when submitted but must be received no later than January 15, 2021.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Alyssa Walsh, Ph.D., Psychologist, Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Avenue, S119, Madison, WI, 53705 or email