Research Fellow – Stepp Lab for Sensorimotor Rehabilitation Engineering, Sargent College
- Boston University, Metropolitan College
- Boston, United States
- Faculty Jobs
- Engineering & Mathematics, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry
- Position Type
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College is one of the country’s leading schools of health and rehabilitation sciences. Home to more than 1300 undergraduate and 450 graduate students, Sargent College combines outstanding faculty and cutting-edge research to provide superb education and clinical experiences. The college has more than 25 on-campus research facilities, clinical centers, and labs. It offers top-ranked degree programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech, language and hearing sciences, health science, athletic training, human physiology, behavior and health, and nutrition.
The Research Fellow is a full-time, compensated member of the University community who will participate in and contributes to research programs and scholarly projects for the Stepp Lab for the Sensorimotor Rehabilitation Engineering. The initial appointment period will be for one year with the option to be renewed, contingent on continued availability of funding. Employees will receive full benefits that Boston University offers in accordance with the position and appointment term. Full-time employees of BU are also eligible for extensive tuition remission benefits and participation in courses at BU is encouraged based on scheduling of job duties.
Areas of research include voice and speech motor control, acoustic features of voice and speech production, communication outcomes in gender diverse speakers, and functional measurements of voice and speech in health and disease. Successful candidates should hold a B.S. and/or M.S. in speech, language, and hearing sciences, biomedical engineering, neuroscience, computer science, biology, or similar. Candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas are strongly preferred: speech acoustics, speech-language pathology, audiology / hearing science, LGBTQIA+ topics, signal processing, statistics, human subjects research, clinical research coordination and/or recruitment, IRB application preparation and management. A lived experience in any of the areas of study is valued. Strong communication skills are essential: candidates must have excellent command of spoken and written English. Previous experience in a lab environment is preferred as is an interest in contributing to scientific dissemination via manuscript and/or presentation preparation.Required Skills
The candidate will be responsible for data collection and processing for ongoing studies, database management, regulatory approvals and organization, equipment/inventory/budgetary maintenance, quality assurance, recruitment and scheduling, and training/supervision of researchers. Opportunities to contribute to scientific presentations and publications exist for motivated candidates.
The candidate will contribute to the design, coordination, and conduct of sponsored research projects. They will participate in data collection, experimental design and the running of experiments. They will also assist in preparation of grant applications, manuscripts, and presentations.
The candidate will support data collection, recruit, assess, and characterize human subjects. They will assist in managing study participant recruitment, determination of eligibility, and administering of informed consent. They will safeguard the confidentiality of materials and participant identity.
The Research Fellow will sustain and support a culture that celebrates the diversity of individuals and ideas, which values accountability, collaboration, and innovation. Sargent College believes the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to our academic mission of excellence. We welcome candidates who support our commitment to ensuring BU is an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place where everyone can thrive.
- S. and/or M.S. in speech, language, and hearing sciences, biomedical engineering, neuroscience, computer science, biology, or similar
- Strong communication skills
- Previous experience in a lab environment is preferred
- Experience (including lived experience) in one or more of the following areas are preferred: speech acoustics, speech-language pathology, audiology / hearing science, LGBTQIA+ topics, signal processing, statistics, human subjects research, clinical research coordination and/or recruitment, IRB application preparation and management.
- Dedication to building, maintaining, and promoting a collaborative, diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just environment within and beyond Boston University
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Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to the following contact: Zoe Perkins, [email protected]
Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employme.nt without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
#LI-DNPJob LocationBoston, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular
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