Job Details

Title: Clinical Research Assistant I - Translational Neuroscience Center
Company: Boston Children's Hospital
Location: Boston, MA

The Translational Neuroscience Center (TNC) at Boston Children’s Hospital 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, signal processing, psychology, and computer science. In collaboration with clinical experts in fields such as child neurology and developmental pediatrics, we are working to expand our knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders. Through this collaborative and comprehensive approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by neurodevelopmental disorders.

The Clinical Research Assistant shall be responsible for:

  • Playing a primary role in experimental design, data collection, and data analysis the Translational Neuroscience Center Human Neurophysiology Core.
  • Working with electroencephalography (EEG), event related potentials (ERP), eye tracking, and related data for research studies.
  • Experiment programming, data collection, data management, equipment setup and maintenance, and signal processing for analysis of results.

In order to qualify you must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field
  • Previous experience with coding (preferably including MATLAB and Python experience)
  • Previous experience with children with autism spectrum disorder or other neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Previous experience working in a research setting (preferably paid professional experience, but may include undergraduate research experiences)
  • Experience with EEG, ERP, and/or eye tracking hardware and software (e.g., Presentation, ePrime, Netstation, BrainVision, EyeLink)
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including occasional evenings and weekends to facilitate visits with school-aged children
  • 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 electrophysiological (EEG, ERP) and/or eye tracking measures
  • Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board,
  • Signal processing knowledge

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts 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.

To apply for this position or for more information, please contact: amara.mahmood@childrens.harvard.edu

SOCRA Exp: 3/4/2021