IHP Research Study Coordinator (STAFF)

Charlestown, MA
Jun 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Institution:
MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is an innovative and interprofessional graduate school with post-baccalaureate, direct entry-level master’s and doctorate, and post-professional programs in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Speech-Language Pathology, Health Professions Education, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. The only degree-granting affiliate of Partners HealthCare System, the MGH Institute offers its more than 1,400 students unparalleled opportunities to learn and work alongside expert practitioners in a variety of hospital, clinical, community, and educational settings. The school, which has graduated more than 5,400 students since its 1977 founding by Massachusetts General Hospital, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Several programs are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report and the school has been named for the past six years as a Great College to Work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Summary of Major Responsibilities
This is an NSF funded project to study developmental changes and neural function associated with cognition and learning in typically developing children. The study will involve the recording and analysis of Event Related Potentials (ERPs) extracted from EEG recorded from the scalp, and the administration and analysis of cognitive and language tests. Because this is a three-year longitudinal study with a large number of participants, recruitment and communication with families will be of major importance.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

1) Recruiting participants
2) Maintaining communication with families throughout the year
3) Assisting with ERP data collection and analysis
4) Training and providing technical support for lab personnel
5) Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: conducting literature reviews, maintaining IRB protocols, organizing and maintaining databases.
6) Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Working Conditions
This is a 20 hour per week position that may include weekends. MGH IHP is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA. Public transportation is available to the Navy Yard area.

Training/Time Required to Learn Job Responsibilities

Foundational programming skills are required; additional and higher-level skills will be taught on the job as needed.


Education and Experience Qualifications

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in a scientific or social science/education field. The candidate must be comfortable and experienced working with children and families. Previous research experience with ERP studies is strongly preferred. Relevant coursework in psychology or neuroscience, and statistics, is desired. Prior experience with database management software (e.g. RedCap), and Eprime software for task design is also helpful. The candidate must be self-motivated, independent, mature and able to work in a fast-paced, challenging environment. This position will provide invaluable experience for anyone interested in pursuing graduate study in the fields of medicine, experimental psychology, educational psychology or cognitive neuroscience.

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required

a) Administrative Skills- database management (RedCap), IRB documents and procedures

b) Technical Skills- Eprime; Matlab; statistical analyses using R, SPSS

c) Physical Capabilities – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and talk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Some travel is necessary in this position

If interested, please attach a cover letter as well as your CV in application materials.

EEO Statement

The MGH Institute of Health Professions is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We welcome nominations and applications from individuals who would bring diversity of experience, thought and practice to the Institute's research, teaching and clinical missions. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Primary Location: MA-Charlestown-MGH IHP
Work Locations: MGH IHP 36 First Avenue Charlestown 02129
Job: Clinical
Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Schedule: Part-time
Standard Hours: 20
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Recruiting Department: IHP CSD
Job Posting: Jun 12, 2017


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