Researchers in the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) are dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in typically developing infants and children, as well as children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers brings together experts from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, psychology, and education. In collaboration with clinical experts in fields such as developmental pediatrics and child neurology, we are working to expand our knowledge of child development and developmental disorders. In gaining a better understanding of these processes, our goal is to contribute to the healthy growth and development of our children.
The Research Assistant will work primarily on a project that is investigating developmental mechanisms in children who are minimally verbal with an autism spectrum disorder. Our goals are to understand differences in language acquisition, motor and neural mechanisms underlying language impairments and to explore genetic risk factors with minimally verbal autism spectrum disorder.
This Clinical Research Assistant II will be responsible for:
Working with school aged children with and without an autism spectrum disorder following established research protocol (measures include eye tracking, electrophysiology, and standardized behavioral assessments).
Database maintenance, data processing and analyses.
Working closely with the Clinical Research Coordinator on the coordination and administration of the research projects.
Contributing to running the day-to-day operation for research protocols in the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Charles Nelson.
To qualify, you must have:
The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in psychology, child development, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, and a minimum of one year of relevant work experience.
Experience working in a research setting, preferably using behavioral or neuroimaging measures such as eye tracking, EEG, or ERP
Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems, basic statistics software (e.g. Excel, SPSS), and basic experimental presentation and collection software (e.g., ePrime, Redcap, Matlab)
High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail
Two-year commitment preferred
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched 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, cell phone plan discounts 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.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.