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Fellow - PhD - FASD
Seattle Children's in Seattle, Washington
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Date Posted January 18, 2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

About Us
Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.

As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.
This fellowship will combine research and clinical activities related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, focused primarily on FASD treatment. There will also be an opportunity to explore differential characteristics of FASD and ASD in clinical and research venues. This postdoctoral fellowship is organized around a set of core competencies that involve multiple areas of FASD-related knowledge. The fellow will expected to further their own disciplinary competence, gain new competencies, and acquire experience in research design and analysis important for career development. This position is housed primarily at SCRI, but also at the Seattle Children's Autism Center.

The preferred starting date is July 1, 2019, though starting dates as late as September, 2019 will be considered. Stipend is commensurate with NIH guidelines, and includes health benefits, paid vacation and sick leave, and time to attend a national conference(s). A detailed description of benefits is available at: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/about/careers/benefits/ . The postdoctoral fellowship requires doctoral training in psychology with high-quality research training. Previous clinical and research experiences with children with FASD or prenatal alcohol exposure, including assessment and behavioral treatment, are preferred. ASD experience is preferred, but not required. Completion of dissertation defense and pre-doctoral APA-approved internship prior to start date is required.

Required Education/Experience:

  • PhD in child clinical psychology from an accredited university training program OR completion of all requirements for PhD or PsyD program including defense of dissertation, and ability to obtain degree within 3 months of hire.

  • Completion of an APA approved clinical internship.

Required Credentials:

  • Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration required within 2 months of employement for select departments.


  • Previous experience working with children and adolescents and their families in mental health settings.

Our Commitment to Diversity
Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

Area of Interest: MD, Dentist & Related;
FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods);
Work Status: Regular;
Department: Seattle Psych;
Shift: Day Shift;
Job ID: 34515;

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