Internship: Autism Biomarkers

Internship: Autism Biomarkers
Professors Susan Faja and Charles Nelson, Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN), Boston CHildren's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
summer 2018 and possibly beyond


The Faja and Nelson Labs at the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital have a  student intern position open to assist with the Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials (ABC-CT) project, a multisite project with 6- to 11-year-old children on the autism spectrum. Responsibilities will include assisting in study visits, behaviorally supporting children on the autism spectrum, collecting surveys from parents, data entry and lab maintenance. Students interns will have the opportunity to learn about electrophysiological data acquisition (EEG and eye tracking), clinical and cognitive assessments, neurodevelopmental disorders, research methodology, and attend seminars on topics such as professional development and atypical child development. Requirements: Intern should 1) be an undergraduate student majoring in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a part- or full- time summer commitment, with potential for continuing part-time in the fall; (2) be available for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends to facilitate visits with school- aged children; (3) have previous experience with children; (3) have computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems; and (4) demonstrate a high level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail. Preferred experience includes (1) knowledge of psychophysiological/electrophysiological recording and/or eye-tracking measures; (2) previous experience with autism spectrum disorder; (3) previous experience working in a research setting; (4) experience with data entry and management; and (5) knowledge of basic statistics software and basic experimental presentation and collection software. Additional Information: The student internship is an especially good opportunity for first years or sophomores looking to get some exposure to neuroscience/psychology research (although juniors and seniors are welcome as well). For further information please contact Aksheya Sridhar, aksheya.sridhar@childrens.harvard.edu. To Apply: please submit: (1) Letter of interest; (2) CV/Resume to Aksheya.sridhar@childrens.harvard.edu Candidates being considered for this position will be asked to provide 2-3 references. (posted 3/2018)