Clinical Research Assistant II

Boston Children's Hospital - Boston, MA4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $52,000 - $72,000 a year
At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Division of Developmental Medicine and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

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. The Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience are currently seeking a Clinical Research Assistant II to join the Nelson Lab team (

This Clinical Research Assistant II will be responsible for:
Assisting with day-to-day operations and functions for a longitudinal study investigating the neural bases of emotion processing in typically developing young children.
Subject recruitment and scheduling.
Testing 3-7 year old children following established research protocol (measures include eye tracking, electrophysiology, near infrared spectroscopy, genetics, physiology, and standardized behavioral assessments).
Database maintenance, data processing and analyses.
Working closely with the Study Coordinator on the administration & coordination of the research projects and development and implementation of research procedures.
Contributing to running the day-to-day operations for research protocols in the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience under the direction of the Principal Investigator and the Study Coordinator.

To qualify, you must have:
Bachelor's Degree in psychology, child development, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field required and a minimum of one year of relevant work experience.
Experience working with infants or children in a research setting, preferably using physiological, behavioral or neuroimaging measures such as eye tracking, heart rate, NIRS, EEG, or ERP.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Self-motivation and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
Advanced computer skills, including knowledge of SPSS/ E-Prime/ Matlab or similar programs
Two-year commitment preferred, start date February 2019 or later.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, 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.