Spanish-English bilingual RA position in reading research —Boston Children’s Hospital

The Gaab Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital is looking for a Research Assistant for a number of new projects examining language and reading development from infancy to adolescence. This includes subject recruitment for pediatric research studies (for English and Spanish speaking families) which will include close interaction with pediatricians in the Boston area, scheduling of pediatric research subjects, database maintenance, implementation and maintenance of analysis software; pediatric testing (including MRI/fMRI scanning of young children and infants) and data analyses (psychometrics, psychophysics and structural/functional magnetic imaging), stimuli design and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals). We are in particular looking for someone who is bilingual (English-Spanish) and who has experience with the administration of standardized tests (in English and Spanish).

The position is ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) neuroscience, developmental psychology, education, computer science, cognitive science or neuroscience. Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, math, or related field required. Comfort with a heterogeneous computing environment (Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows) as well as some programming experience preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) and/or fMRI analyses software helpful. Prior experience with infants and children would be very helpful. Excellent/Native Spanish language knowledge is required. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in developmental psychology/ cognitive neuroscience desired; knowledge of neuroanatomy, statistics or machine learning helpful. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and must like working with infants, children and families. Start date ASAP. Please send a cover letter and CV toNadine.gaab@childrens.harvard.edu before May 28th.

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