Autism Diagnostic Assessor
Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: January 10, 2022
A new research lab headed by Daniel Abrams, Ph.D., in
collaboration with the Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience
Laboratory (PI: Vinod Menon, Ph.D.), in the Department of
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University is
seeking a full-time Autism Diagnostic Assessor. The primary focus
will be conducting and scoring the Autism Diagnostic Observation
Scale-2 (ADOS-2) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised
(ADI-R) with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a research
setting. This position will collaborate with the Stanford Cognitive
and System Neuroscience Laboratory as well as the Abrams Laboratory
for studies evaluating mathematical skills and speech perception in
children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The Autism Diagnostic Assessor candidate will have the opportunity
to collaborate with our interdisciplinary team including
researchers from multiple scientific disciplines, including
cognitive neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, and neurology. This
is an exciting opportunity to contribute to brain imaging studies
of cognitive and social function and dysfunction, cognitive
development, and learning disabilities. The successful candidate
will participate multiple aspects of research in the lab with a
focus on the administration and scoring of autism diagnostic
(ADOS-2 and ADI-R) and neuropsychological assessments. Other duties
may include: screening and recruiting participants, obtaining
informed consent, scheduling participants for testing, tracking
progress of the study and behavioral data, verifying data and
entering pertinent information into database for statistical
analysis and conducting statistical analyses.
A minimum commitment of two years is required.Stanford offers a
highly competitive salary with excellent health and retirement
benefits.The candidate must be organized, problem solving oriented,
have strong communication skills and thrives at team environments.
The ideal candidate would be willing to accept the position for 2
- Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments; contact
participants with reminders or other requirements.
- Prepare, distribute, and process questionnaires.
- Perform clerical duties in the preparation of regulatory
documents. Maintain all forms and documents, including consent
forms and master subject logs. File all appropriate
- Assist with the screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of
study participants. Review medical records and/or perform telephone
or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed.
- Administer standard study questionnaires and tests, score test
measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry.
Perform quantitative review of forms, tests, and other measurements
for completeness and accuracy.
- Extract data from source documents for research studies as
directed. Collect data and complete case report forms.
- Perform basic measurements and tests on patients according to
protocol, such as obtaining vital signs and performing phlebotomy
and EKG, after appropriate training/certification. Collect study
specimens according to protocol.
- Prepare, process, and ship specimens/samples accurately under
- Order and maintain equipment and supplies.
- Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to
subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with
post-study activities, as needed.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
- BS/BA degree in Psychology, Speech, Hearing, or Communication
Sciences, Human Biology, Neurosciences, or related fields
- Research reliable and trained on administering the ADOS-2 and
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst credential preferred
- Previous research experience in speech, language, or cognitive
- Prior experience working with children with Autism Spectrum
Disorder, preferably including minimally verbal children
- Previous experience in conducting neuropsychological
- Ability and desire to work well with children
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
- Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or
an equivalent combination of experience, education, and
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- General knowledge of medical terminology.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
- Working toward certification(s) to perform basic patient
measurements and tests, such as phlebotomy and EKG.
- Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine
- Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk based
computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry,
push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
- Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and
file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects
that weigh 40 pounds or more.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University
will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a
disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential
functions of his or her job.
- Position may at times require the employee to work with or be
in areas where hazardous materials and/or exposure to chemicals,
blood, body fluid or tissues and risk of exposure to contagious
diseases and infections.
- May require extended or unusual work hours based on research
requirements and business needs.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well
with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external
- Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns;
uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons
- Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable
University policies and procedures, including but not limited to
the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's
Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu
*** As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford
University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply
to all university employees, including those working remotely in
the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more
about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff,
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4921
- Employee Status: Regular
- Pay Grade: E
- Requisition ID: 92102 As an organization that receives federal
funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement
that will apply to all university employees, including those
working remotely in the United States and applicable
subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines
for Stanford University Staff, please visit
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