Family Coordinator

Under the direction of Charles A. Nelson, Ph.D., the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience 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.


We invite applications for a Family Coordinator to join the research team of a new, NIH-funded ASD-screening project. The family coordinator will be responsible for all study recruitment efforts, including meeting with community agencies, clinical providers, and advocacy groups to inform them about the study, as well as develop all recruitment materials (e.g., brochures, flyers, radio advertisements). In addition, the family coordinator will be responsible for intake/screening of all potential study participants, scheduling study visits, and for maintaining contact with families in this longitudinal study.


Preferred candidates have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in psychology, child development, social work, or related field, as well as a 2-year commitment to the position
  • At least one year of experience working in a research setting, which may include undergraduate research experiences
  • Comfort working with families of young children with a autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disorders

·         Experience using statistics and graphing software (e.g., SPSS, Excel), and database management (e.g., REDCap or similar database program)

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail

Please apply for the position ( REQ ID 36967).