University of Missouri
205 Portland Street
Columbia, MO 65211


Job Openings

The Thompson Center is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to research, training, and service innovations to improve the lives of individuals with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders.  This unique collaboration of colleges and schools that brings together experts from numerous departments across the University of Missouri campus to expand research and services for children affected by neurodevelopmental disorders.  The Thompson Center integrates research, teaching, and service in one central location. Clinical services provided at the Thompson Center currently include medicine, neuropsychology, pediatric psychology, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, applied behavioral analysis, psychiatry, genetics counseling and education.

The Thompson Center is currently looking to fill the following positions:

Open Rank Research Professor (T/TT) – Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Job ID: 41418)

The University of Missouri has exceptional resources to support clinical research on autism and neurodevelopmental disorders, Laboratory and state-of-the-art neuroimaging facilities, strong research cores, and biomedical informatics are linked to clinical care in a highly integrated campus. Moreover, the Thompson Center is home to a well-established research and training cores from which to launch effectiveness trials, implementation and dissemination research, and other community-oriented patient-centered outcomes research. This opportunity presents unique opportunities for scientists with Ph.D. and/or MD/DO degrees who:

Learn more about this position and apply online here.

Pediatric Neuropsychologist (Job ID: 41734)

The Department of Health Psychology in the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU), seeks applicants for a non-tenure track, Assistant/Associate/Full Clinical Professor. This position will be housed at the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. 

To learn more or apply, visit the University of Missouri human resources.

Behavior Analyst (Job ID: 40970)

This position is intended to design, implement and monitor behavioral intervention programs for children ages 18 mos-21 yrs with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities using applied behavior analysis (ABA) methods. This primarily consists of clinic-based service delivery although there may be opportunities for community-based service delivery. The behavior analyst will provide treatments focused on skill building (e.g., intensive behavioral intervention program) and behavior reduction (e.g., severe behavior clinic). Learn more about this position and apply online here.

Health Program Assistant (Job ID: 40286) (Registered Behavior Technician)

As part of the Applied Behavioral Intervention Services division at the MU Thompson Center, this position will provide direct individualized Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.

Learn more about this position and apply online here.

Nurse Clinician (Job ID: 40530)

The Thompson Center is searching for a nurse clinician to join our collaborative medical team which consists of psychiatry, developmental pediatrics, general pediatrics, neurology, social work, therapy, and nutrition providers. The Nurse Clinician will be responsible for managing and triaging complex phone calls and portal messages from patients and families.  The nurse clinician will also provide daily operational support for various clinical needs and general support for the medical and psychiatry providers.  Some of the additional responsibilities will include care coordination, coverage for other nurses, and blood draws and other biomedical sample collection for clinics and research studies. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in phlebotomy / venipuncture. Learn more about this position and apply online here.

Assistant/Associate/ Professor of Clinical Child Health (NTT) – Developmental Behavioral (Job ID: 31622)

The MU School of Medicine, Department of Child Health is seeking a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician to join the medical team at the Thompson Center. The position includes assessments and treatment of ADHD, learning disabilities and behavioral issues in children. This will include opportunities to teach residents and medical students. Clinical research activity is encouraged. Learn more about this position and apply online here.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professional Practice Professor (NTT) – Thompson Center for Autism Psychologist (Job ID: 36154)

This psychologist position within the Department of Psychiatry in the MU School of Medicine will primarily work out of the Thompson Center, conducting psychological or neuropsychological assessments, providing intervention services, and conducting behavioral consultations, in many cases as part of an interdisciplinary team. Other responsibilities include the supervision of trainees, including pre-doctoral psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows, and participation in research activities. Learn more and apply online here.

Patient Service Representative (Vacancy #22000024)

Patient Service Representatives perform multiple clerical support functions at the front desk of the clinic and have a high volume of contact with patients and families. Learn more about the specific duties of this position and apply online at

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders has two full-time postdoctoral fellowship positions open on its Psychology team. Fellows will participate in interdisciplinary health care diagnostic teams, supervision within a tiered model, and a wide variety of clinical and didactic opportunities to develop advanced competencies in the specialty area of ASD and neuropsychology. Children seen include those with neurotrauma and other neurodevelopmental disorders, though the emphasis is on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. Note that one position is focused primarily on autism and the other is focused on autism and pediatric neuropsychology. Click here for more information about the autism-focused position. Click here for more information about the pediatric neuropsychology position. For more information, please contact Connie Brooks, PhD at