Job Summary The Research Study Coordinator will work primarily on an NIH-funded project that will examine biological markers associated with social functioning in school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and neurotypical development. The project will use electrophysiology, eye tracking, and behavioral measures at multiple time points. Responsibilities will focus on oversight of day-to-day operations and functions of the Boston Children's site (led by Dr. Susan Faja) within a larger multi-site study. The coordinator will lead a team of undergraduate students, graduate students, fellows and staff members associated with the research project. In addition, duties will include timely completion of regulatory documents, grant preparation, preparing progress reports, and IRB management. The coordinator will work to oversee a database that includes physiological, eye tracking, behavioral and parent report data and coordinating data sharing with the consortium. Finally, the Study Coordinator may perform standardized diagnostic, developmental and cognitive assessments.
The coordinator will also contribute to the development and implementation of clinical research focused on autism spectrum disorders in the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN). The LCN is dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in children diagnosed with or at risk for various neurodevelopmental 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.
Boston Children's Hospital is ranked as the top Children's Hospital in the United States and is committed research and to building a diverse workforce. Applications from women and individuals from marginalized racial and ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Requirements: A master's degree OR a bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field (feel free to inquire) and at least two years of paid professional experience working in a research setting with human subjects A 2-year commitment to the position Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends to facilitate visits with school-aged children and families with working caregivers High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and a high attention to detail Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems Exceptional written communication skills to support grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board
Preferred experience includes: Knowledge of psychophysiological/electrophysiological recording and/or eye-tracking measures Experience with administering and scoring standardized measures of autism symptoms (e.g., the ADOS, ADI) Previous experience with children with autism spectrum disorders Knowledge of basic statistics software (e.g. Excel, SPSS), and basic experimental presentation and collection software (e.g., ePrime, Redcap, Matlab)
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits.
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.