Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE 1 , Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)-Sinha Laboratory , to join a project whose goal is to understand the characteristics and mechanistic underpinnings of predictive abilities in autism and typical development by employing electrophysiological tools (EEG, HRV, and EDA) and computational modeling of behavior. The project will investigate brain-based and behavioral responses to periodic and periodic auditory sequences and probabilistic contingency learning paradigms and involve parallel collaborative studies of prediction in cognitive (John Gabrieli, MIT) and linguistic (Jesse Snedeker, Harvard) domains. Responsibilities will entail data collection, community outreach, standardized behavioral testing, participant record-keeping, and organization and analysis of participant data and related information. Will guide participants through the research process, obtain consent, and support participants throughout experimental testing sessions; administer standardized behavioral assessments of cognitive and motor ability (K-BIT II and self-report questionnaires), including scoring, record-keeping, assisting with data analysis, writing up findings, scheduling participants, managing data files, etc.; develop strategies to ensure smooth data collection during testing sessions; and perform other duties as directed.
The position is ideal for those considering masters- or doctoral level graduate studies.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : high school diploma/GED; at least one year of experience with standardized behavioral testing and working with children/adults with an autism diagnosis, including individuals with unique behavioral challenges; sensitivity to participant concerns; excellent writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills; attention to detail; and thorough knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel). Seek someone with an interest in scientific investigations of autism spectrum disorder. Computer programming skills (MATLAB/Python/R) and experience with neural signal processing analysis or machine learning desirable. Bachelor's degree preferred, although those with master's degree are encouraged to apply. Job #17903-3
Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
Internal Number: 17903
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