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Postdoctoral Scholar

Postdoctoral Scholar

TYPE Post-Doctoral

 Postdoctoral Scholar (Limited Term Researcher) 

Best consideration date: November 15th, 2021 

The Treatment Efficacy and Language Learning Lab, under the supervision of Amanda Owen Van Horne, PhD, CCC-SLP, at the University of Delaware is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to be part of two federally funded intervention studies focused on Developmental Language Disorder. One study compares parent coaching to clinician delivered intervention for syntax targets and the other compares vocabulary, and grammar intervention embedded in science instruction to science instruction alone. This position is an opportunity to learn about and contribute to research on clinical trials, sentence processing, and implementation science. 

The ideal candidate will be interested in questions of treatment efficacy, grammar learning, and Developmental Language Disorder, with both quantitative and qualitative research skills. This person should be capable of conducting diagnostic assessments via telehealth methods (e.g., PPVT-5, DELV-NR) and supporting tele-treatment administration within the two clinical trials. The successful candidate will have an interest in supporting undergraduate student participation in the laboratory, and a willingness to abide by both clinical and research ethics. 

Additional desired skills include demonstrated ability to document activities in a reliable and detail-oriented way to enhance reproducibility, ability to rapidly build and maintain rapport and engagement with children and parents, knowledge of human subjects protocol management, data structures and statistics, and qualitative research methods. Knowledge of grammatical forms targeted in the interventions and/or prior experience with providing focused stimulation is also a plus. 

Required credentials: a doctoral degree (ABD considered) in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Disorders, Education, or another allied field and certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CCC-SLP). 

Salary will follow the NIH postdoc salary scale. This is a full-time benefited position for up to 1 year, with the possibility of extension of the position beyond Jan 1, 2023. A portion of your time will be non-grant funded and available for your own projects or for re-analysis of existing archival data. Planned start date is January 2022 to ensure some overlap with our current lab manager who will be out on maternity leave for the second half of the spring. 

To apply: Please provide a cover letter, a CV, a research statement, and the names and email addresses of three professional references (references will not be contacted without your knowledge) to Amanda Owen Van Horne ( For questions, contact Dr. Owen Van Horne

Additional Info

Contact Name : Amanda Owen Van Horne

Contact Address : Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Delaware, Tower at STAR, Newark, DE 19713

Contact Email :

Instructions : Best consideration date: November 15, 2021

Application Deadline : 11/15/2021

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