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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 Specialist (CRS) to work on a new longitudinal study that will collect EEG, parent-report measures, and developmental assessments from infants within a large pediatric primary care clinic at Boston Children's Hospital that serves under-represented groups (95% Hispanic or African American). The primary goal of the study is to identify predictive markers of autism or other neurodevelopmental delays/disorders. Infants will be seen at several time points coordinated with their well-child visits during the first year of life and again when they are 24 months old for behavioral assessments
Coordinating a team of research assistants, undergraduate students, fellows and staff members associated with the research project as well as recruitment, scheduling, and ongoing communication with families, IRB management, and data management
Conduct study visits, including collection of all measures and performance of standardized developmental assessments
Assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board
A bachelor's and 3 years of experience or master's degree and one year of experience. Preferred degrees: public health, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field
Preferably experience working in a research setting with human subjects preferably infants and children, and/or under-represented populations
Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends
Ability to communicate with people of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. English and Spanish speaking proficiency preferred
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., Redcap, Netstation, Matlab)
High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail
Preferred experience includes:
Knowledge of psychophysiological/electrophysiological recording
Experience with administering and scoring standardized developmental assessments
During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs
BCH offers competitive compensation and 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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