The Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California invites applicants for one full-time faculty position. The primary function of this position is to serve as the Clinical-Research Assessment Training Coordinator for specific research projects with young children and their families. The successful candidate will be skilled in assessment practices, and responsible for training students and research assistants, to conduct and score various standardized and lab-specific assessments to reliability standards. Responsibilities will include developing and setting up training manuals, materials, tracking systems for reliability, and conducting training sessions, including select videos. The successful candidate will also directly administer assessments as well as supervise research assistants giving assessments to children and their parents. This person will also oversee the clinical interpretation of assessment results, and write reports and explain results and recommendations to families in person.
This position includes a service component assisting in the Divisionâs admissions team with reviewing student admission applications, and/or participating on strategic planning implementation teams related to research-teaching-clinical synergies within the Division. It may also include some clinical practice in one of the Divisionâs innovative pediatric patient-care settings.Â
Qualifications include:Â An earned terminal degree (OTD) in occupational therapy, preferably with a âresearch trackâ residency; current license to practice occupational therapy in California; and at least one year of experience working with clinical-research assessments in a lab setting related to infants and toddlers at risk for autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental conditions. Preference given to applicants already trained in specific lab assessments including Bayley, SPA, AOSI, SEQ, FYI, and measures of fidelity.
This position is available October 1, 2019 and is a one-year fixed term appointment.
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