Research Assistant, Developmental Neuroscience

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Connecticut, United States
12 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Research Assistant, Developmental Neuroscience will support the design, implementation and compliance of research protocols focused on autism and related developmental disorders. The research assistant will be responsible in maintaining hardware and software of behavioral, eye-tracking and electrophysiology labs, conducting experimental procedures with infants and children with and without autism, including eye-tracking and electrophysiological studies. The incumbent will also be responsible for data management, data backup, data quality checks and data visualization procedures of both research protocols and clinical assessments. The research assistant may also assist in data analysis, and grant and manuscript preparation. Finally, the incumbent will support the implementation of ever-evolving schedules and organization of the lab.

Essential Duties

1. Researches and collects data through site or home visit intakes; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for designated research assignments.
2. Records and compiles information related to research data. Codes data accordingly to research specifications. Uses a computer terminal to input and retrieve data and to generate reports.
3. Processes and summarizes data using scientific or statistical techniques. Assists in data interpretation and analyses. Reports on status of research activities.
4. Recruits study participants and ensures that subject recruitment and follow-up are completed per protocol procedures.
5. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. May assist in designing, developing, and modifying research experiments, procedures, or survey instruments. May assist research and support staff.
6. Performs additional functions incidental to research activities.

Required Education and Experience

Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Familiarity with hardware/software maintenance and operations related to data storage, data quality control and data processing. Intermediate to advanced skill level in Word and Excel. Demonstrated knowledge of Access database. Experience manipulating data and running reports.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proven ability to multi-task, maintain confidentiality and remain focused in a fast-paced environment. Proven ability to be meticulous with details.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills. Ability to work independently with self-initiative.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Demonstrated exceptional, analytical skills and the ability to work as part of a team and independently.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Professional appearance and manner as well as an excellent attendance record.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

BA or BS in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related field. Experience with eye-tracking, electrophysiology, eeg/erp, or imaging research lab environment. Experience in managing lab hardware and software. Experience and proficiency with either R, SAS, or SPSS.

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Background Check Requirements

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Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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