Research Assistant Position @ Boston Children's Hospital, MA

The Biobehavioral Research Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry is currently conducting a longitudinal study to understand risk factors for the development of anxiety and other challenges in youth. This longitudinal project involves assessments from infancy through early adolescence on neural, physiological, environmental, and behavioral predictors and markers of anxiety in typically developing children. Current study activities focus on follow-up assessments of participants at ages 11 and 13 years of age.

This Clinical Research Assistant I will be responsible for: 

  • Consent and schedule participants for research studies through written communication and video conferencing platforms. Provide detailed background information regarding the study to families, communicate all policies and procedures, and respond to all inquiries.
  • Execute in-person study visits with participants following established research protocols. Measures include eye tracking, electroencephalography (EEG), physiology, standardized behavioral assessments, and questionnaires.
  • Work with a team of coordinators and RAs on data collection, data entry, and informed consent procedures and participate in quality control efforts.
  • Conduct database maintenance, data processing, and analyses.
  • Assist the Principal Investigator in planning and implementing research studies and perform other miscellaneous administrative duties as assigned or required.

In order to qualify you must have: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in psychology, child development, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field required.
  • Experience working with youth in a research setting, preferably using physiological, behavioral, and/or neuroimaging measures such as eye tracking, heart rate, EEG, or ERP.
  • Flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends. Hours will be adjusted to maximize recruitment and study visit schedules.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • High attention to detail and organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and analytical skills to gather and interpret data.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills in order to interact with participants and families and work collaboratively on a team.
  • Minimum 2-year commitment is preferred.
  • Preferred: Advanced computer skills, such as knowledge of SPSS/R/Python or similar programs.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and certain License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork.

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  • Paid job
  • Professional development
  • Research
  • Post-graduation