Research Assistant at Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Children's National Medical Center






Research Assistant Position at Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders


The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) at Children’s National Medical Center is seeking applications for a full time Research Assistant.


The goal of the research program is to describe non-social cognitive deficits in high functioning autism spectrum disorders and develop treatments to improve functioning in these areas.  We aim to describe phenotypes in autism that may help identify the underlying genetic associations and causes of ASD.  The primary focus of our treatment and phenotyping work is executive function: especially flexibility, organization, integration and planning skills. The goal of these investigations is to develop interventions that promote enhanced executive function in children with ASD (and ADHD for one current treatment trial) and to determine whether interventions create changes in brain functioning.


The Research Assistant will manage and coordinate research studies, as well as work closely with the research team to manage participants’ experiences throughout the studies. Responsibilities include child testing, parent interviews, participant recruitment, data collection and management, IRB protocol management, grant preparation, data analysis, and preparation of manuscripts. Applicants for this position should have their own car.


A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts is required. A strong background in psychology, biology, and/or health sciences is preferred. Prior experience with research, statistics, and/or children with disabilities is strongly recommended. This position provides valuable experience and publication opportunities for candidates interested in pursuing degrees in psychology or medicine under the supervision of Lauren Kenworthy, PhD, Laura Anthony, PhD, John Strang, PsyD, as well as other George Washington University faculty members.


Applications are being accepted for a summer start date. We require at least a one-year commitment. Salary is competitive.


Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:


Katerina Dudley

Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology

Children’s National Medical Center
15245 Shady Grove Road

Suite 350

Rockville, MD 20850

ph   301-765-5425
fax  301-765-5497