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(September 2022 – August 2023)

The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( invites applications for postdoctoral leadership training in psychology. The CIDD is home to three core federal training initiatives which offer numerous clinical and research opportunities: University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD); Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and other Related Disabilities (LEND); and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC).

The CIDD offers interdisciplinary clinical and research training designed to promote advanced competencies in intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). The postdoctoral fellowship allows specialization in I/DD, autism spectrum disorders, early childhood, genetic conditions, co-occurring psychiatric/behavioral disorders, community consultations, and pediatric neuropsychology. The postdoctoral training experience will emphasize specialized ASD/DD assessment, intervention, research, and interdisciplinary collaboration. There will be additional opportunities for manuscript writing, conference presentations and support for pilot studies/grant writing. Other responsibilities may include supervision and coaching of graduate-level trainees and community outreach and education. The CIDD post-doctoral fellow is expected to participate in the NC LEND program.

The fellowship is a minimum of twelve months in duration, beginning September 1st. Salary determination and benefits follow university and NIH guidelines.

Requirements include:

  • completed doctoral degree in an applied area of psychology

  • clinically-based psychology internship

  • demonstrated interest and experience in intellectual/developmental disabilities

To apply, please email your letter detailing professional interests and goals, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation to Dr. Becky Pretzel:(

Application deadline is December 15, 2021. UNC is an Equal Opportunity/ADA employer.

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