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Added 10/12/2018

Research Assistant/Associate, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Seeking applicants at the Research Assistant or Research Associate level to join two collaborative research teams investigating the long term social, emotional, and cognitive functioning of children and adolescents with pediatric central nervous system injury or illness. The individuals recruited will contribute to ongoing work with children and adolescents who have survived a traumatic brain injury, critical congenital heart disease, or who were born preterm. In Dr. Hoskinson’s Lab, the biggest commitment of time and effort will be on two investigations of the brain mechanisms that underlie difficulties with cognitive, social, and emotional functioning faced by children and adolescents with TBI and CHD. Duties will involve direct work with research participants (recruitment, in-person data collection), including helping to execute study visits involving magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and school-based data collection, data management, statistical analyses, and dissemination of research results. Data management will include scoring standardized assessments, medical record reviews, data entry and verification, and training in the processing of neuroimaging data. In Dr. Taylor’s Lab, primary effort will be committed to studies of outcomes of preterm birth prior to school age or during adolescence, although time may also be devoted to future research with other neurologically at-risk children or of clinical or educational interventions. Duties are similar to those for Dr. Hoskinson’s Lab. Opportunities exist for mentorship and professional development for applicants who are interested in gaining experience that will prepare them to apply for advanced graduate programs, particularly in clinical psychology and/or neuropsychology, or neuroscience.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  1. Bachelors or Masters degree in a relevant field (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, child development)
  2. Previous research experience; those with experience in neuroscience, neuroimaging, or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply
  3. Familiarity with basic statistical and data management software (e.g., SPSS, REDCap)
  4. Experience working or interacting with children and adolescents
  5. Ability to function independently, take initiative, and problem-solve effectively
  6. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  7. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with research participants, supervisors, coworkers, and student supervisees
  8. A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation for use in off-site data collection

INTERESTED APPLICANTS - Please submit a cover letter and a curriculum vita to:
Kristen (Robinson) Hoskinson, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

H. Gerry Taylor, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

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