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Research Assistant II, Grade 12

December 03, 2012 - December 08, 2012
Location:New York, NY
Salary Range:$35,377.00 ($24,763.90 at 70%)
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:Statutory Only
Employment Type:Part Time
Division/Department:PI- Developmental Neuroscience
Description:We are conducting a research project in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Developmental Neuroscience, which aims at identifying bio-behavioral markers of later developmental outcome and predictors of vulnerability in high-risk infants.

In a longitudinal study design, we examine cross-sensory associative learning in newborns, using EEG at baseline and in the context of evoked responses; we follow infants and families throughout the babies’ first years of life, repeatedly assessing their cognitive and emotional development.

This project is funded by the NIH. Incumbent will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of project operations. The incumbent will report directly to the project manager.
Duties:Coordination of data collection:

•Enrollment of families.

•Assisting in high-density EEG studies.

•Assisting in cross-sensory associative learning paradigms.

•Assisting in developmental assessments of children.

•Coordination of appointments for assessments.

•Telephone calls to families.

•Checking for pending appointments in computer, as well as confirming and tracking these appointments.

•Following-up and rescheduling missed appointments.

•Informing appropriate staff of pending appointments (e.g., Research Assistant, Project Manager).

•Coordinating assistance with these tasks given by student interns.

Processing and maintenance of research data:

•Interviews of parents about a range of topics, including their children’s development and behaviors.

•Scoring of questionnaires.

•Scoring of behavioral assessments.

•Processing of EEG data. •Entering data in project databases. •Preparation of data summary documents. •Photocopying of data sheets

•Filing research documents.

Processing and maintenance of research data:

•Interviews of parents about a range of topics, including their children’s development and behaviors.

•Scoring of questionnaires.

•Scoring of behavioral assessments.

•Processing of EEG data.

•Entering data in project databases.

•Preparation of data summary documents.

•Photocopying of data sheets

•Filing research documents.
Qualifications:Master’s Degree in human/child development, psychology, or related field preferred

Fluency in both English and Spanish

Previous experience in high-density EEG acquisition in newborns and experience in cross-sensory learning paradigms; previous experience working with children and families

Excellent communication and organizational skills.

This position involves regular and substantial contact with children. The successful candidate will be screened through the New York State Central Child Abuse Register prior to assuming any duties that will involve contact with children. There is a $25.00 fee for this service which must be paid by the successful candidate.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent benefits package, AA/EEO Employer.

Applications will only be accepted through website at: http://corporate.rfmh.org then click on Employment Opportunities. Applications will be accepted only during the posting dates as listed at the top of the job announcement.


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