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.
We are seeking a Clinical Research Assistant II to work on a new, longitudinal study looking at how utero opioid exposure and early adversity affect a child's short- and long-term neurodevelopmental and health outcomes. This exciting project, which is funded by the NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative, will follow mother-infant pairs at several time points during infants' first 18 months of life. The Clinical Research Assistant II will assist with day-to day operations and functions and development and implementation of research procedures.
This Clinical Research Assistant II will be responsible for:
Recruitment and scheduling of children.
Testing infants following established research protocol (measures include eye tracking, electrophysiology, near infrared spectroscopy, genetics, physiology, and standardized behavioral assessments), Database maintenance, and data processing and analyses.
Working closely with the Clinical Research Specialist on the coordination and administration of the research projects and will contribute to running the day-to-day operation for research protocols in the LCN 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 1 year of relevant work experience.
Experience working with infants or children.
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.
Possess 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 and the 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.
Internal Number: 2940594
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.