Brookline, Massachusetts

Job Posting Description

At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. 

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

Responsibilities:
  • 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

Qualifications:
  • 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

Brookline, Massachusetts

Boston Children's Hospital is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Boston Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. (Our services can begin interventions at 15 weeks gestation and in some situations we also treat adults.)

We have approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions each year and our 200+ specialized clinical programs schedule 557,000 visits annually. Last year, the hospital performed more than 26,500 surgical procedures and 214,000 radiological examinations.

Our team of physicians and nurses has been recognized by a number of independent organizations for overall excellence, and we're proud to share some notable examples with you here.

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