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Children's Hospital Boston Clinical Research Assistant II - Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience in Boston, Massachusetts

57261BRTitle:Clinical Research Assistant II - Labs of Cognitive NeuroscienceDepartment:Medicine-Developmental MedicineAutoReqId:57261BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Category:ResearchJob Posting Description:The Faja and Nelson Labs within the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children’s Hospital are seeking a Research Assistant for an NIH-funded project examining the measurement of biomarkers for use in clinical trials with children on the autism spectrum. Research in the LCN is broadly focused on furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders. Through a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by developmental disorders. Children’s Hospital of Boston is ranked as the top Children’s Hospital in the United States and is committed research and to building a diverse workforce. Applications from women and individuals from marginalized racial and ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged.

The Research Assistant will work primarily on a project that will examine biological and behavioral markers associated with social functioning in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and with no developmental concerns. The project will use eye tracking, electrophysiology, behavioral, clinical, and parent report measures with a group of children who are participating at multiple time points.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Recruiting and scheduling participants, running experimental study sessions, administering eye tracking and EEG measures, behaviorally assisting children during visits, coordinating collection of surveys from parents, and data entry and management. This project is a longitudinal study that requires a high level of data integrity.

  • Coordinating and training research interns.

  • Contributing to data processing, scoring, and cleaning and will have the opportunity to assist with analysis.

To qualify, you must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field

  • Previous professional experience with children, including at least one year of experience working in a research setting

  • A 2-year commitment to the position

  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends to facilitate visits with families with a variety of work and school schedules

  • Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems

  • High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team; excellent communication skills, problem solving abilities, organization, and attention to detail

Preferred experience includes:

  • Knowledge of psychophysiological/electrophysiological recording

  • Previous professional experience with autism spectrum disorder

  • Written communication skills necessary to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board

  • Experience with administering and scoring standardized developmental measures

  • Knowledge of statistical and basic experimental presentation and collection software

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

BCH offers competitive compensation and benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off).

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular