Research Assistant Position, Autism Research Program at the Center for the Study of Children at Risk, Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island
The Autism Research Program at the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk is looking for a highly organized and energetic person to serve as a research assistant on an upcoming foundation funded project investigating physiologic responses in young children with autism and developmental disabilities. The research project utilizes measures of physiologic changes and visual attention in relation to clinical outcomes. The project is closely affiliated with the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART). Responsibilities include: recruiting study participants, interviewing patients and families, performing standardized adult and child assessments, reviewing relevant literature, entering data into databases, performing statistical analysis for study data, and preparing and maintaining study records (including files, video/DVD archive, procedures, verification and validation routines). The position may also involve developing research protocols. Candidates must be willing to work some weekends and holidays, as required and may be asked to perform other related duties as requested.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field
- Minimum 1-2 years of research experience (preferably in a clinical research setting)
- Excellent skills interacting with infants and children as well as teachers and parents
- Experience working with infants or young children
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity and/or willingness to learn SPSS or equivalent statistical package, stimulus presentation programs (e.g., E-Prime), database systems (Access; REDCap).
- Excellent verbal communication skills are essential as duties involve interacting with parents and clinical providers
- Strong organization and writing skills
- Training in experimental design and statistical analysis
- Experience with eye tracking methodologies, including experimental programming and analysis, and/or experience with signal processing methods
- Proficiency with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, etc.)
Please be sure to include a cover letter and CV in your applications. Please also be prepared to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed upon request.