Two-year research position at Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute (CMI) is an independent nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and provide empowering resources for parents, professionals and policymakers. Together with our supporters, we help kids reach their full potential in school and in life. The Child Mind Institute does not accept funding from the pharmaceutical industry.

Applications are currently being invited for a two-year Research Assistant position available with the Child Mind Institute. This incumbent will assist the research site staff in conducting data collection for the Healthy Brain Network (HBN), an exciting new initiative aimed at collecting imaging, genetic, and phenotypic data from 10,000 children and adolescents throughout NYC. They will work from one of many different HBN sites and, under the supervision of clinicians, will directly interface with research participants to conduct recruitment, scheduling and administration of research assessments. A multitude of assessments will be administered to participants including cognitive and behavioral testing, physical fitness, fMRI, EEG and blood draws. The CMI fosters a collaborative environment where Research Assistants have the opportunity to gain excellent clinical and research experience, with the potential for publication.

This is a full-time, exempt position with competitive salary and benefits.  The position will initially be located in our Manhattan office, and transferred to a site in Brooklyn, at a date to be determined.

Responsibilities: Perform EEG scans of research participants / Assist the research staff and site clinicians in the collection of data from participants / Conduct the informed consent process with research participants / Assist the research staff in scheduling of research participants / Research data entry and data management

Qualifications: BS/BA in Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology, Computer Sciences, Engineering, or other related scientific fields / The ideal candidates will have prior research experience, experience operating MRI or EEG equipment, familiarity with neuroimaging techniques, strong interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication, and the ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently / CPR certification a plus / The candidate must be willing to work an alternative schedule including weekend and evening hours / Must be able to travel to the HBN Staten Island facility for training

Application: Go to to apply.  Please upload a cover letter and resume or CV including the names of three references on the application site.


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