Research Study Coordinator (IHP STAFF)

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 1,500 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 6,500 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 a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education for the past eight years.

Major Responsibilities:

This is an NIH funded project to study neural function associated with cognition and learning in typically developing children and children with developmental language disorders. 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. Recruitment and communication with families will be of major importance.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

1) Recruiting participants
2) Developing relationships with schools and clinics for the purpose of recruitment
3) Communication with families
4) Assisting with ERP data collection and analysis
5) Administering language and cognitive tests
6) Training and providing technical support for lab personnel
7) Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: conducting literature reviews, maintaining IRB protocols, organizing and maintaining databases.
8) Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Working Conditions:

This is a 30-40 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 & Experience Qualifications:

Requirements: bachelor's degree in a scientific or social science/education field. Preference will be given to those with a master's degree. 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), Eprime software for task design, and Matlab coding 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 communication sciences and disorders, medicine, experimental psychology, educational psychology or cognitive neuroscience.

Required Skills:

Administrative Skills- database management (RedCap), IRB documents and procedures
Technical Skills- Eprime; Matlab; statistical analyses using R, SPSS

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: Full-time
Standard Hours: 40
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Recruiting Department: IHP CSD
Job Posting: Mar 20, 2018