The Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children's Hospital are dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in typically developing infants/children and infants/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, pediatrics, psychology, and education.
The Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) will join the Emotion Project team in the Nelson Lab. The CRS will coordinate day-to day operations and functions for a longitudinal study investigating the neural bases of emotion processing in typically developing young children. The project uses electrophysiology, functional near infrared spectroscopy, physiology, eye tracking, and behavioral measures in a cohort of children being followed from infancy to 7 years of age.
The Clinical Research Specialist will be responsible for:
Working with and coordinating a team of undergraduate students, postdocs, and staff associated with the research project in addition to IRB management and preparing progress reports.
Working closely with team members on the development, coordination, and implementation of research procedures, and will contribute to running the day-to-day operations for research protocols in the LCN under the direction of the Principal Investigator and the Program Manager.
To qualify, you must have:
A bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, and 3 years of work experience or a Masters degree and 1 year or work experience, as well as a 2-year commitment to the position
Experience working with infants or children in a research setting, preferably using physiological, behavioral or neuroimaging measures such as eye tracking, heart rate, EEG, or ERP
At least two years of professional experience (either paid or graduate) working in a research setting with human participants
Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends
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., ePrime, Redcap, Matlab)
Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board
High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail
The estimated start for this position is Summer 2020.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including an 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). Discover your best.
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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