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:

Health Program Assistant – Part-Time (Job ID: 39412)

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. The Health Program Assistant will follow intervention plans developed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), work directly with children providing structured and naturalistic teaching opportunities, and assist with educating families and caregivers regarding the specific strategies being used in therapy and helping families implement the strategies. 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.

Office Support Assistant IV (Job ID: 38943)

The Office Support Assistant will perform a variety of responsible, complex clerical and administrative duties with minimal supervision in the Thompson Center Business Office.  The responsibilities of this position will be primarily personnel/administrative in nature, including:

For more information about this position, contact Megan Cook Visit the MU Human Resources Services website to apply at

Occupational Therapist (Vacancy #21003806)

The Thompson Center and Children’s Therapy Services are looking for an Occupational Therapist whose job will be to provide goal-directed and activity-oriented patient evaluation and treatment to optimize safety and independence in performance of activities of daily living. Learn more about the specific duties of this position and apply online at

Behavior Analyst (Job ID: 38423)

This position is intended to design, implement, and monitor behavioral intervention programs for children ages 18 months to 21 years 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). For more information about this position, contact Megan Cook Visit the MU Human Resources Services website to apply at

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 #21000029)

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

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