Volunteer, Autism Center

Child Mind Institute - New York, NY3.5

Part-timeEstimated: $46,000 - $58,000 a year
The Child Mind Institute has an opportunity for Volunteer in its Autism Center. The successful candidate will assist on NIH-funded and other studies investigating behavioral and cognitive neural correlates of children with autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions. A range of methods are used, including functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), physiological measures (e.g., heart rate, respiration), computer-based tasks, eye-tracking and clinical questionnaires.

The Volunteer will assist the research site staff in support aspects of MRI and behavioral data collection including natural nighttime sleep MRI scans, data entry into the research database, assist senior staff and the principal investigator in data preprocessing and analyses. With strong interpersonal and organizational skills, this candidate should possess a keen attention to detail, a strong willingness to learn and computer skills related to data management and preparation of data summary and presentation.

Reporting into the Senior Research Scientist, this is a part-time, volunteer position located in our NYC headquarters.

The Child Mind Institute is proud to be named a Great Place to Work-Certified company! Our competitive compensation and benefits include medical insurance, 401(k) with match, flexible work schedules, paid parental leave, dependent care and discounted tickets and entertainment perks program.

  • Perform data entry and quality control
  • Assist with data analysis
  • Under supervision, conduct systemic literature searches and draft written summaries
  • Assist with coordination of data-sharing initiatives as needed
  • Participate in lab meeting including case conference, journal club and seminars
  • Assist with aspects of research data collection such as administration of cognitive tasks
  • Bachelor's degree acquired or in progress
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Prior experience working with children and/or in a research setting
  • Professional demeanor and attitude; ability to interface with families as well as senior leadership, clinicians, and staff
  • Team player and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to maintain discretion and integrity
Please upload your resume and cover letter during the application process.

The Child Mind Institute is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment based on race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender identity/gender expression/transgender (including whether or not you are transitioning or have transitioned) and sexual orientation; national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the united states is authorized under federal law [Vehicle Code section 12801.9]); ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age (40 and over), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.