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Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience | Jobs and Internships

If you are interested in working or interning at the LCN, please click here to fill out our application form. If we have current openings for which you may be a fit, someone will contact you.

Please note, internship application deadlines are as follows: 

Fall: October 1st
Spring: January 1st
Summer: March 1st


Open positions:

RESEARCH ASSISTANT II
Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience

The Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children’s Hospital are dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in 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 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 developmental disorders. Children’s Hospital of Boston 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, racial and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged.

The Research Assistant will work primarily on a project that will examine biological markers associated with social functioning in preschool and school aged children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The project will use electrophysiology, eye tracking and behavioral measures in a group of children who are participating at multiple time points. Responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants, running experimental study sessions, coordinating collection of surveys from parents, as well as data management, processing and analysis. The research assistant will also be responsible for coordinating and training research study volunteers.


Requirements:
  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a 2-year commitment to the position
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends to facilitate visits with school-aged children
  • Previous experience with children with autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disorders
  • At least one year of experience working in a research setting, which may include undergraduate research experiences 
  • Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems, basic statistics software (e.g. Excel, SPSS), and basic experimental presentation and collection software (e.g., ePrime, Redcap, Matlab)
  • 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 psychophysiological/electrophysiological recording and/or eye-tracking measures
  • Experience with administering and scoring standardized developmental measures 
  • Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board 

Please apply for the position by clicking on the link above.


RESEARCH STUDY COORDINATOR
Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience

The Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children’s Hospital are dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in 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 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 developmental disorders. Children’s Hospital of Boston 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, racial and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged.

The Research Study Coordinator will work primarily on a project that will examine biological markers associated with social functioning in preschool and school aged children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The project will use electrophysiology, eye tracking and behavioral measures in a group of children who are participating at multiple time points. Responsibilities will include oversight of day-to-day operations and functions of the Boston Children’s site within a larger multi-site study, and development and implementation of clinical research focused on autism spectrum disorders in the LCN. This includes working with and coordinating a team of undergraduate students, graduate students, fellows and staff members associated with the research project. In addition, duties will include grant preparation, preparing progress reports and IRB management. The coordinator will work to develop and oversee a database that includes physiological, eye tracking, behavioral and parent report data and coordinating data sharing with the data processing cores. Finally, the Study Coordinator will perform standardized diagnostic, developmental and cognitive assessments. 


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 two years of paid professional experience working in a research setting with human subjects 
  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends to facilitate visits with school-aged children
  • Previous professional experience with children with autism spectrum disorders 
  • Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems, basic statistics software (e.g. Excel, SPSS), and basic experimental presentation and collection software (e.g., ePrime, Redcap, Matlab)
  • Ability to assist with grant preparation, publications, presentations and/or applications to an Institutional Review Board 
  • 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 psychophysiological/electrophysiological recording and/or eye-tracking measures
  • Experience with administering and scoring standardized measures of autism symptoms (e.g., the ADOS, ADI)

Please apply for the position by clicking on the link above.
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