The Faja Lab within the LCN is seeking a Research Study Coordinator for a new NIMH-funded project examining the emergence of executive function difficulties in young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) relative to children with developmental delays or no developmental concerns. The project will use electrophysiology, behavioral, clinical, and parent report measures in a group of children who are participating at multiple time points. Responsibilities will include oversight of day-to-day operations of the project as well as coordination for a lab with research focused on autism spectrum disorders. This involves working with a diverse team of undergraduate students, graduate students, fellows, and staff members. Additional duties include grant preparation, preparing progress reports, and IRB management. The coordinator will perform standardized developmental, cognitive and physiological assessments. Finally, the coordinator will contribute to processing, scoring, and cleaning data with the opportunity to analyze and present research results at conferences and in manuscripts.
- A bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a 2-year commitment to the position
- At least 2 years of paid professional experience working in a research setting with human subjects, ideally including professional experience with autism
- Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends
- Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board
High level of motivation; ability to work independently in a leadership role and as part of a diverse team; excellent communication skills, problem solving abilities, organization, and attention to detail. To apply, please submit: (1) Letter of interest in IDEA Research Study Coordinator; (2) CV/Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children’s Hospital is seeking a Research Assistant to work primarily on a project that examines biological markers associated with social functioning in school aged children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This project is a collaboration between the Nelson and Faja labs and part of an NIH-funded multisite consortium. Responsibilities will include administering EEG and eye-tracking measures, behaviorally assisting children on the autism spectrum during visits, and coordinating collection of surveys from parents. The research assistant may also be responsible for coordinating and training research interns. Opportunities to analyze and present research results at conferences and in manuscripts are also available to research assistants in the LCN.
- A bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field
- Availability for flexible scheduling to facilitate visits with school-aged children
- Previous professional experience with children, including at least one year of experience working in a research setting
- High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail
To apply, please submit: (1) Letter of interest in ABCCT Research Assistant; (2) CV/Resume to email@example.com