Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Psychologist (139 views)

Columbus, Ohio, USA
March 9, 2024

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Psychologists

Specializing in the assessment and treatment of Autism and other Developmental Disabilities


Nationwide Children’s Hospital is recruiting psychologists in the Child Development Center (CDC). The Child Development Center is an established interdisciplinary program designed to serve the needs of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders.  The Child Development Center is part of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pediatric Behavioral Health program and collaborates within the Section of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. Our program is one of 20 sites within the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health, the SFARI SPARK Clinical Site Network.  We  participate in a wide range of multi-site, externally funded clinical research projects.

The Child Development Center is one of the most comprehensive and largest neurodevelopmental psychology departments in the country (currently 32 faculty members) and is part of one of the largest Pediatric Behavioral Health units. We have new and expanded positions open for individuals who are interested in working in a multi-disciplinary setting focusing on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children referred for possible autism and other developmental delays and disabilities.  Our Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Psychologists work with Developmental Behavioral Pediatricians, Neurologists, Nurse Practitioners, Speech and Language Pathologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Genetic Counselors, and GI specialists.  We have a large and diverse psychology faculty, an APPIC approved internship track, and a well-established post-doctoral fellowship program.  Our faculty also participates in graduate student training and development as well as medical education. 

We are specifically looking for psychologists interested these areas:

  • We are particularly interested in candidates with specialty experience in serving adolescents/transition-age individuals with ASD/IDD.
  • We are also interested in candidates with experience and interest in feeding disorders amongst the ASD/IDD population. Applicants with a background in direct behavioral intervention will still be strong applicants and are encouraged to apply, even if previous experience with feeding disorders is limited.  We have strong connections with existing departments in these areas and are interested in building more feeding treatment capacity.
  • Evidence based psychological testing for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other neurodevelopmental conditions.  We are looking for colleagues interested in developing targeted assessments to re-evaluate progress and design treatment interventions for this population as well as participating in our established diagnostic assessment program. 

**Other areas of clinical interest in ASD/IDD will also be considered. 

Applicants should have experience in working with children with developmental disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders. Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in psychology and be license eligible in Ohio. The completion of formal post-doctoral training is highly desirable. We will consider candidates based on strengths in clinical service, clinical supervision, teaching, and their career interests. All positions carry a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University (track and rank based upon experience).

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a “top 10” children’s hospital and provides the majority of pediatric and pediatric behavioral health care services and training opportunities in central and southeastern Ohio, serving a population of over 3 million. We are the nation’s largest and oldest Pediatric Health Accountable Care Organization (ACO) called “Partners for Kids”.  Columbus is a rapidly growing, diverse metropolitan area with a population around 2 million. Please visit for information about Columbus.   For more information about Nationwide Children’s Hospital visit us on the Web at

This position will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed immediately.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter stating career goals, curriculum vitae, and three (3) letters of reference to:

David Michalec, PhD

Search Committee Chair

Clinical Director

Child Development Center




For additional information you may also contact:

Eric M. Butter, PhD

Director, Child Development Center

Director, Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology

Division Chief, Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology

Section Chief, Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Nationwide Children’s Hospital


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