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Clinical Psychologist (Neuropsychological Assessments with Children)

We are seeking a highly motivated English-speaking clinical psychologist to join a research team investigating the nature, causes and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The clinical psychologist will be responsible for coordinating and conducting diagnostic and neuropsychological assessments with children participating in the research unit’s projects. The Human Developmental Neurobiology Unit encourages the professional growth of individual staff and continuing education opportunities are provided.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST: is a dynamic new graduate university in Okinawa, Japan. The campus is located on 85 hectares of protected tropical forestland overlooking beautiful shoreline and coral reefs ( English is the official language of the University, and the university community is fully international, with more than 50 countries represented.


  1. Recruitment and assessment of English-speaking children (age 6-12) and their families (2 cases per week, 2-3 half days per case).
  2. Scoring and management of assessment data, and preparation of assessment reports.
  3. Supervision of the Unit staff and students involved in assessment/data collection, and outreach activities as appropriate.


  1. Applicants must have graduate qualifications in clinical psychology and be licensed/registered in the state/country in which they trained or reside.
  2. Applicants must have had training and experience in the assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental and externalizing behavior disorders, particularly ADHD.
  3. Native-level spoken and written English.
  4. Preference given to applicants with at least 5 years of post-doctoral/qualification experience in conducting assessments and providing clinical supervision.

Submission Documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae and cover letter outlining relevant experience
  2. Sample assessment report
  3. University transcripts
  4. The names and contact information for 3 referees

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Starting date: May-Sep 2022 (negotiable).

The position is available for two years in the first instance and may be extended. Salary and benefits are competitive. Full relocation assistance provided.

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Questions/application to: Professor Gail Tripp (

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