At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Division of Developmental Medicine and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
This Clinical Research Assistant II will be responsible for:
Investigating the early development of infants who have an older sibling with an autism spectrum disorder, infants displaying delays at their 12 month well-baby visit, and infants with no developmental concerns.
Finding signs that suggest risk for this disorder between infants with an older sibling with an autism spectrum disorder, and those displaying developmental concern, based on early differences detected on a screening tool.
Assisting with day-to day operations and functions and development and implementation of research procedures including: testing infants and children following established research protocol (measures include eye tracking, electrophysiology, and standardized behavioral assessments), database maintenance, and data processing and analyses.
Working closely with the Clinical Research Coordinator on the coordination and administration of the research projects and 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:
Bachelor's Degree in psychology, child development, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field required and a minimum of one year of relevant work experience.
Experience working with young children with an autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disorders.
Experience working with infants.
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.
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.
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, 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.