Full-time RA opening at Boston Children's Hospital

The Neuroscience of Risk and Development Laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital is accepting applications for a full-time Clinical Research Assistant I. This position provides extensive research experience and is ideal for December 2022 graduates. 

The lab uses a developmental framework to identify risk markers for, and biological mechanisms that underlie, severe psychiatric disorders. Specifically, we 1) assess the extent to which youth at risk for developing severe psychiatric disorders deviate from normative neurodevelopmental trajectories and 2) take a ‘genomics-first’ approach by studying neurobiological mechanisms and risk factors that influence psychiatric vulnerability in 22q11.2 Microdeletion Syndrome (22q11DS), a highly penetrant genetic risk variant for developmental neuropsychiatric disorders. In this position, the Clinical Research Assistant will be helping the Principal Investigator lead a study mapping normative developmental trajectories of sleep EEG measures. The Clinical Research Assistant will also assist with running additional, ongoing studies in the laboratory.


  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages including Word and Excel
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize among multiple tasks
  • Well-developed communication skills to provide critical information to participants, work collaboratively on a team, and effectively deal with conflicting views or issues
  • Flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
  • Experience using Redcap is a plus but not required
  • Experience coding in programs such as R or Matlab is a plus but not required
  • A 2-year commitment is highly preferred


How to Apply:

For more information about the position and to apply please access the online application portal


Please email emma.waite@childrens.harvard.edu with any questions