Clinical Research Assistant in the Biobehavioral Research Lab at Boston Children

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    Adelia Kamenetskiy

    Clinical Research Assistant I – Emotion Project
    Job Posting Description
    At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.

    The Biobehavioral Research Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry is currently conducting a longitudinal study to understand risk factors for the development of anxiety and other challenges in youth. This longitudinal project involves assessments from infancy through early adolescence on neural, physiological, and behavioral predictors and markers of anxiety in typically developing children. Current study activities focus on follow-up assessments of participants at ages 11 and 13 years of age, with some assessments at younger ages.

    • Consent and schedule participants for research studies through written communication and video conferencing platforms. Provide detailed background information regarding the study to families, communicate all policies and procedures, and respond to all inquiries.
    • Execute virtual and in-person study visits with participants following established research protocols. Measures include eye tracking, electroencephalography (EEG), physiology, standardized behavioral assessments, and questionnaires and interviews.
    • Work with a team of coordinators and RAs on data collection, data entry, and informed consent procedures and participate in quality control efforts.
    • Conduct database maintenance, data processing, and analyses.
    • Assist Principal Investigator in planning and implementing research studies and perform other miscellaneous administrative duties as assigned or required.

    • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, child development, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field required.
    • Experience working with youth in a research setting, preferably using physiological, behavioral, and/or neuroimaging measures such as eye tracking, heart rate, EEG, or ERP.
    • Flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends. Hours will be adjusted to maximize recruitment and interviewing schedules.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • High attention to detail and organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and analytical skills to gather and interpret data.
    • Well-developed interpersonal skills in order to interact with participants and families and work collaboratively on a team.
    • Preferred: Advanced computer skills, such as knowledge of SPSS/E-Prime/MATLAB or similar programs.

    Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
    BCH offers competitive compensation and benefits.
    Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

    To apply:
    1. Go to
    2. In “Search job opportunities that match your interests,” enter “66873BR”
    3. Click on the “Clinical Research Assistant I” position that appears.
    4. Apply through the “Apply” link at the bottom of the page.

    Destiny Crisp

    Hi Adelia,

    Thank you so much for posting this amazing opportunity. I just have a couple quick questions about the position. Firstly, when is the start date for the position, and how long-term is the position? Secondly, I am wondering if the Clinical RA position is suitable to serve as a 2-year post-BA position? For reference, I am graduating Williams College in the Spring, and I am looking for Clinical Psychology post-BA, RA positions to begin in the Summer or Fall of 2023. I completely understand that this is position is most likely searching for an individual to begin as soon as possible, but just in case, I wanted to reach out. Thank you so much!

    Have a wonderful day,

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