Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain

The Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB; Director: Catherine Lord, Ph.D.) is currently seeking full-time research assistants to work on various research studies on children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.  The RA’s primary responsibilities include subject recruitment (toddlers, children, adolescents and adults), testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play based assessments, managing and analyzing datasets, and preparing and maintaining IRB protocols. The RA will be working with individuals with autism with varying levels of language and cognitive abilities. The expected start date for the position is Summer 2016. See below for more details. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to gain research experience prior to attending graduate school.

Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV, names and contact information for 2 references, and a cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Sophy Kim (sok2015@med.cornell.edu).

Position Activities

  • Recruits subjects for research studies based on study recruitment criteria.
  •  Maintains paper and electronic research and clinical records in accordance with Medical College policies and procedures.
  • Organizes, schedules, and conducts clinical research assessments using specialized interviews and psychological assessment measures.
  • Conducts literature searches and provides manuscript preparation support.
  •  Assists with preparation of grant proposals and IRB applications and amendments.
  •  Collects and updates data sets including test scores, demographics, and training records. Enters data into databases. Carries out and prepares written reports of simple statistical analyses.
  •  Prepares PowerPoint presentations.
  •  Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field and related experience.
  • Transportation required for local travel.

Highly Desired Requirements

  •  Experience with autism or with children and families with developmental disabilities or mental health issues preferred.
  •  Previous research experience.
  • Ability to speak Spanish.

Skills and Abilities

  • Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with software including MS Word, Access, PowerPoint, Endnote, and SPSS. SAS, Stat, Medline, PsychInfo, and other library resources a plus.
  • Must be able to coordinate a large data set with accuracy and provide timely dissemination of information arising from it.

Note: No relocation assistance is provided for this position.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Weill Cornell Medical College is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EOE/M/F/Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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