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:

Psychology & Health Professions

Clinical Psychology Positions

Responsibilities: Conducting neuropsychological or ASD diagnostic psychological evaluations, providing intervention services, clinical training, and community outreach

Patients: Children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental, neurological, and complex medical conditions (e.g., seizure disorders, genetic disorders, concussions, autism spectrum disorder, etc.)

Referral sources: Neurology, developmental-behavioral, endocrinology, cardiology, pediatrics, schools, child protection agencies, caregivers

Supervision: Graduate-level trainees, pre-doctoral psychology interns, and postdoctoral residents; tiered supervision opportunities; state-of-the art recording system to supervise live from your office

Research and grant writing is supported through our Research Core, fiscal administration team, and grant writer

Psychometrist support on all clinics

Competitive salary and benefits package

Qualified candidates:

– 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 Neurodevelopment. 

To learn more or apply, click here.

– Clinical Child Psychologist (Job ID: 36154)

This Assistant/Associate/Full Professional Practice Professor (NTT) 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. Learn more and apply online here.

Psychotherapist (Job ID: 44149)

Learn more about this position and apply online here.

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


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

The nationally recognized Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment at the University of Missouri is looking to grow its clinical research team. We’re looking for someone to bring innovative ideas to the study of autism and neurodevelopment. Exceptional candidates may be considered for Endowed Chair/Endowed Professorship positions. Ideal applicants may have research interest in one or more of these areas:

We are open to considering candidates that match one of the three mentioned areas or would otherwise complement our current research initiatives. Here’s what we’re working on now:

Learn more about this position and apply online here.

Research Specialist I (Job ID: 46538)

This Research Specialist I will:

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Nurse – RN, Clinic Triage (Job ID: 23000652) – FULL TIME

The Telephone Triage registered nurse (RN) completes an initial patient assessment over the phone using the nursing process and approved protocols in order to assist the caller in determining the appropriate level of care and/or self-care advice. In addition, the Telephone Triage RN provides health education and home care instructions. Calls are documented in the electronic medical record. Some Telephone Triage RNs may work remotely and others may work in clinic and have additional patient care responsibilities.

Learn more and apply online here.

Nurse – LPN (Job ID: 23000001) – FULL TIME

The LPN will be responsible for obtaining vital signs and assisting with various procedures, maintaining clinic flow, answering patient questions/concerns, reviewing charts and preparing required requisitions for ancillary services, administering medications, and maintaining CPR certification. Learn more about this position and apply online here.

Care Team Associate (Job ID: 23000019) – FULL TIME

The Care Team Associate (CTA) will assist nursing staff by providing direct patient care in an ambulatory setting including rooming patients, taking vital signs, performing approved technical skills, and maintaining equipment, stock levels and supplies. Learn more about this position and apply online here.

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician (Job ID: 31622)

The MU School of Medicine, Department of Child Health is seeking an Assistant/Associate/Professor of Clinical Child Health (NTT) specializing in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics 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.

Patient Services

Business Coordinator (Job ID: 23001025)

The Business Coordinator is responsible for performing complex clerical work and supervising the Thompson Center’s patient service staff. The Business Coordinator will develop and monitor all business functions related to patient registration, arrival, and financial processes within the front desk environment. Click here to learn more about this position or apply.

Social Worker (Job ID: 46808)

The social work position will help families of children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities navigate systems of care and obtain needed health, education, and social services. 
The specific tasks will include:
•     Provide in clinic consultation
•     Case management as indicated
•     Service navigation
•     Advise families on all resources, school questions, etc.
•     Pre-care support for families on clinic waitlists
•     Manage resource materials

Learn more about this position and apply online here.

Patient Navigator (Job ID: 23001539)

The Patient Navigator will be focused on the application of non-clinical resources to provide orientation to services (e.g. oncology) for new patients, evaluation of non-clinical needs, referral to appropriate resources, coordination of patient transportation, and facilitation of discharge planning to patients and their families in collaboration with staff and under supervision as determined by the department manager. Learn more and apply online here.


Autism Training Specialist (Job ID: 46794)

The Autism Training Specialist will:

Learn more and apply online here.

Applied Behavioral Intervention Services

Behavior Analyst (Job ID: 45593)

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). Click here to learn more and apply online.

Registered Behavior Technician (Health Program Assistant) (Job ID: 44764) – PART TIME

As part of the Applied Behavioral Intervention Services division at the MU Thompson Center, this Health Program Assistant (Registered Behavior Technician) 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.