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 Neurodevelopmental Disorders. 

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.

Psychometrician (Psychology Technician) (Job ID: 45099)

Duties consist of administering psychological/neuropsychological tests to individual children (parents are sometimes in the room to assist). The technician also scores the tests and prepares a data table summary of all tests administered, including detailed listing of observations within 2 business days. The technician additionally participates in regular consultation with the psychology/interdisciplinary teams regarding observations, test results, and validity issues and attends weekly Psych Team meetings. Further, the technician will maintain interview/testing rooms and test materials, track test material usage, and order additional materials/equipment as needed. Finally, the technician also provides assistance to supervising psychologists as requested. Opportunities may also be available for training graduate students on test administration, participation on the crisis prevention/intervention team, and learning the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2).

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Psychotherapist (Job ID: 44149)

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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 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:

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Research Specialist II (Job ID: 45162)

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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.


Student Experience Coordinator (Job ID: 43874)

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Applied Behavioral Intervention Services

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

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.