Exciting opportunity to join the Neurodevelopmental Core Service - a dynamic team of researchers and clinicians at Boston Children's Hospital interested in the causes and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Clinical Research Assistant II will assist Core leadership in the coordination and administration of various interdisciplinary research projects including genotype-phenotype studies and clinical trials. The research assistant will perform cognitive testing on enrolled participants including but not limited to the WPPSI, WISC, WASI, DAS, Mullen, and Stanford-Binet, and will administer diagnostic protocols including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview- Revised (ADI-R). We're looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
This position requires the ability to work some weekends on a rotating schedule and some early evenings depending on the scheduling of research participants.
This Clinical Research Assistant II will be responsible for:
Assisting Core leadership with the coordination and administration of the research projects. Working with other investigators/coordinators to develop and communicate study processes prior to each study implementation.
Collecting information through interview visits, telephone and/or written communication with patients/families.
Establishing research-reliability on psychological measures listed above and administering assessments to research participants during study visits.
Organizing and maintaining study documents; utilizing word-processing and hospital/study databases for data entry/extraction and report generation; scheduling meetings and preparing required meeting documents.
Scheduling research participants for study visits. Acting as a resource to participants, referring questions to the appropriate researcher as indicated. Coordinating follow-up study visits as necessary.
Ordering supplies or equipment used in the studies. Working directly with the hospital and research laboratories to ensure correct testing/processing and send-out instructions specific to the study.
Conducting statistical analysis using SPSS or similar and is familiar with databases.
Organizing and completing special projects when assigned. Some researching of references using the library or internet is necessary.
Administering and supervising trainings for undergraduate students and additional research assistants.
Attending coordinator's trainings and rounds, as appropriate.
To qualify, you must have:
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree level of education with one to two years related work experience. Master's degree in a psychology or child-development related field preferred.
Knowledge of cognitive testing for children such as the WISC, WPPSI, WASI, and Stanford-Binet. Position will require the assessment of these and other developmental measures to typically developing children and children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Analytical skills to gather and interpret data. SPSS or familiarity with similar programs is required.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits.
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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