The Gaab Lab ( is looking for a Clinical Research Assistant II to assist with all study phases of functional and structural MRI for our longitudinal infant MRI study. This position is ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) neuroscience, computer science, cognitive science or neuroscience. This Clinical Research Assistant II will be responsible for: Subject recruitment for pediatric research studies which will include close interaction with schools and daycare centers in the Boston area. Scheduling of pediatric (infant) research subjects. Maintaining of database, implementing and maintaining of analysis software; pediatric testing (including MRI/fMRI scanning of young children, infants, and their parents) and data analyses (psychometrics, psychophysics and functional magnetic imaging), stimuli design and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals). Under general supervision coordinating activities of daily operations of clinical research studies. Screening, consenting, recruiting, and selecting patients for studies. Preparing IRB and/or CCI documentation and submissions in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and/or other members of the research team. Conducting data collection activities and preparing analytical reports regarding results of studies. Assisting in writing articles and summary papers for various publications. 


To qualify, you must have: A Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, math, or related field required and one year of relevant work experience. 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. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in cognitive neuroscience desired; knowledge of neuroanatomy or statistics helpful. Prior experience working with infants and small children (e.g. in a preschool or daycare setting or within a research project) will be a plus. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and must like working with children. Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). 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.


Please apply through the Boston Children’s Hospital job portal. The ReqID is 52838BR​: