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The Biobehavioral Research Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry conducts studies examining the effects of maternal and child environmental exposures (e.g., stress/trauma, chemicals/toxins, caregiving quality) on young children's developmental outcomes (e.g., stress physiology, mental health, neurodevelopment, physical health outcomes). Current projects involve follow-up of a cohort of mothers recruited in pregnancy and their children for assessments when the children are between 3 and 11 years of age. Assessments involve collection of a range of data, including maternal interviews, maternal-child interactions, child behavioral tasks, neurodevelopmental measures, biospecimens, stress physiology, and anthropometry. Research activities include recruiting and consenting participants and scheduling study visits; executing study visits in the home and the laboratory, including administering and scoring behavioral and psychological assessments using standardized tests and questionnaires; collecting and managing biospecimens and physiological and behavioral data; data management; preparing/updating documentation for ensuring study quality (e.g., procedural manuals) and dissemination of findings (e.g., assistance with poster presentations, manuscripts). The position requires fluency in English and Spanish, a valid driver's license (car not required), and flexible scheduling to allow for some evening/weekend visits.
Bachelor's degree in an appropriately related discipline.
Sensitivity in working with multicultural populations, traumatized women, and young children.
Fluency in both English and Spanish.
Valid driver's license required to travel to participants' homes when needed. Personal car is not required.
Flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends. Hours will be adjusted to maximize recruitment and interviewing schedules.
Phlebotomy experience is a plus. Willingness to be trained in phlebotomy if no prior training.
High attention to detail and organizational skills, ability to multi-task, analytical skills to gather and interpret data in which the information or problems are moderately complex to complex.
Well-developed communication skills in order to provide critical information to participants, work collaboratively on a team, effectively deal with conflicting views or issues, and mediate fair solutions.
Knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and SPSS or SAS is a plus.
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.
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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.