Research Support Specialist at Stony Brook

Brief Description​: To assist in studies examining how children with and without autism spectrum disorders process social information, and how this relates to their peer interactions and friendship-making. This position will be split across laboratories run by Dr. Johanna Jarcho and Dr. Matthew Lerner.

Across both labs, this individual will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Coordinating contact with schools & families
  • Training and supervising
  • Conducting research visits
  • Assist with managing lab materials, ordering, and data
  • Assist with IRB compliance, progress reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Incumbent must possess outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.

Required Qualifications: (Evidenced by an attached resume) Bachelor’s degree, in hand, or to be obtained by June 1, 2017. Experience (including as student or trainee) in a research setting with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Ability to demonstrate professional competence in research activities.

Preferred ​Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Experience with EEG data collection. Experience interfacing with schools. Experience working with children and/or families. Research experience.

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