Psychometrist - Center for Autism Research

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Job Type: 

LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research Req ID: 73282

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Center for Autism Research (CAR) is conducting a wide range of studies seeking to identify the causes of ASD, and to explore effective interventions and other supports for families throughout the region affected by ASD. We are seeking a full-time Psychometrist to work on a study of individuals suspected of having or diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, as well as ADHD, anxiety disorder, and depression and to support outreach to families and community members.  We are seeking a candidate who has completed master’s level graduate training in clinical psychology or school psychology, and prior coursework in psychological and psycho-educational test administration and test construction. Applicants should have prior experience working with school-aged children.  The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience in child assessment, with substantial experience administering standardized measures, such as the Differential Abilities Scales and the Wechsler Scales.   A purely behavioral or BCBA background is not sufficient for this position given the standardized testing and background coursework necessary. 


Ideal candidates will possess an eagerness to learn new assessment and experimental measures, excellent written and oral communication skills to interact with staff, parents, and children in order to communicate testing results to caregivers, and the ability to efficiently complete testing reports.


When applying, candidates are strongly encouraged to include within their CV/resume a comprehensive list of structured assessments they are comfortable administering, scoring, and interpreting. Invited applicants may also be asked to provide of a de-identified report of testing results, including cognitive testing results as part of the interview process.


Job Responsibilities
  • Diagnostic and structured/standardized assessment of both developmental/cognitive skills and social/behavioral presentation.
  • Conduct verbal feedback of diagnostic and standardized testing results and timely write-up of psychological and cognitive/educational test findings on study protocols where that is applicable.
  • Achievement of research reliable status on ASD diagnostic gold standard measures including the ADOS-2. As such, prior experience administering the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) is preferred.  Provision of behavioral support for school-age children undergoing experimental procedures for studies at CAR
  • Project coordination as part of a team, and efficient experimental throughput is a central part of this position. Relevant associated duties include but are not limited to:
  • Assisting in all aspects of participant recruitment, including contacting parents, clinicians, care providers, principals, and teachers to obtain their consent, scheduling visits, data collection, distributing consent forms, maintaining accurate records of all contacts with schools, parents, care providers, teachers, and students.
  • Organizing data from online questionnaires and tests, compiling and reducing large quantities of data under the direction of lead investigators.
  • Contributing to supervision of research assistants with regard to data entry, study eligibility, training on experimental paradigms, and general data processing workflow.
  • Assisting in maintaining inter-site and intra-site reliability for multi-site network research studies.   
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and pay attention to detail is essential for success. Ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule, including some evenings and occasional Saturdays.
  • Ability and willingness to sometimes travel to off-site testing locations, such as schools, camps, doctor’s offices, and individuals’ homes.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
  • Computer skills including use of spreadsheets and databases.
  • Knowledge of statistical applications preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the research process.

For more information about this opportunity, please email your CV and any questions to Dr. Juhi Pandey at pandeyj@email.chop.edu and submit your application on the CHOP Careers website.


Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Required Education and Experience
  • Have earned at least a Master’s Degree in clinical (preferred) or school psychology.
  • Have at least two years of experience in child and family assessment, with substantial experience administering standardized measures, such as the Differential Abilities Scales or the Wechsler Scales.
  • Have an eagerness to learn new measures (e.g., the Benton Test of Facial Recognition, experimental measures developed specifically for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, etc).
  • Have previous clinical or research experience with the developmental disabilities, and be interested in a clinical career focused on the autism spectrum disorders.
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with faculty, medical researchers, and staff of various levels.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • In addition to the above, preference will be given to those candidates with experience in a university/pediatric medical setting, particularly those with an emphasis on interdisciplinary team models.


Additional Technical Requirements

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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