Open Positions

Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellowships at Boston University

(Autism and/or Pediatric Psychology) 

The Child and Family Health Lab at Boston University will have 1-2 openings for research-focused postdoctoral fellowship(s). One fellowship position will focus on the psychosocial aspects of pediatric chronic illness, particularly childhood cancer and sickle cell disease. The second fellowship will focus on culture and health disparities related to autism spectrum disorder across the life course. Fellows will contribute to research focused on understanding mechanisms of psychosocial risk and developing and assessing community-based psychosocial interventions. (For more information about current projects, please visit

The 2-year fellowships are research-focused and will include opportunities for mentored grant-writing, data collection related to pediatric psychology and/or autism in collaboration with our community and hospital partners, qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis, manuscript preparation, and general professional development. There will be optional opportunities for supervised clinical experiences for candidates seeking licensure as a psychologist. This position aims to prepare the fellow for independent clinical research careers and academic appointments through university or healthcare settings. It would be a good match for candidates with a background in psychology, public health, medicine, human development, or related fields.

The appointment will be through the Clinical Psychology program within Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines, and benefits are competitive. The start date for these positions is flexible. Applicants should have completed their doctoral degree by the start of the fellowship. Boston University and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences strongly value diversity, and we are especially enthusiastic about candidates who support our institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply, please provide a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, selected reprints, and three letters of recommendation. (Recommendation letters can be submitted directly by the recommenders). Please direct questions and application materials to Dr. Kristin Long at or 900 Commonwealth Ave., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02215. Application review will begin on 12/1/19 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Kristin Long, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Boston University