Research Coordinator for Executive Functioning in ASD Project at Boston Children’s Hospital

The Faja Lab within the LCN is seeking a Research Study Coordinator for a new NIMH-funded project examining the emergence of executive function difficulties in young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) relative to children with developmental delays or no developmental concerns. The project will use electrophysiology, behavioral, clinical, and parent report measures in a group of children who are participating at multiple time points. Responsibilities will include oversight of day-to-day operations of the project as well as coordination for a lab with research focused on autism spectrum disorders. This involves working with a diverse team of undergraduate students, graduate students, fellows, and staff members. Additional duties include grant preparation, preparing progress reports, and IRB management. The coordinator will perform standardized developmental, cognitive and physiological assessments. Finally, the coordinator will contribute to processing, scoring, and cleaning data with the opportunity to analyze and present research results at conferences and in manuscripts.

Requirements:

 A bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a 2-year commitment to the position

 At least 2 years of paid professional experience working in a research setting with human subjects, ideally including professional experience with autism

 Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends

 Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board

 High level of motivation; ability to work independently in a leadership role and as part of a diverse team; excellent communication skills, problem solving abilities, organization, and attention to detail

To apply, please submit: (1) Letter of interest in IDEA Research Study Coordinator; (2) CV/Resume to rachel.gilbert@childrens.harvard.edu

Katherine Larin

Administrative Associate

Boston Children’s Hospital

Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience, BCH3178

1 Autumn Street, Boston, MA 02215

Office: (617) 355-0400

Fax: (617) 730-0518

katherine.larin@childrens.harvard.edu

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