Job no: 237776-AS
Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists,
The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge
about human development, developmental disabilities, and
neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 15
centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center
encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a
brain imaging center, and a clinical bio-manufacturing facility for
the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical
trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an
array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers
numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and
their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve
our nation in the future.
The Research Specialist will support research in the Brain,
Language and Acoustic Behavior Lab (PI: Carrie Niziolek) and the
Speech Motor Action + Control Lab (PI: Ben Parrell). Research
conducted by both labs combines behavioral and neuroscience methods
to examine the basis of speech production and speech motor control
in both healthy and neurologically impaired populations. This
position will be responsible for performing data collection and
analysis, oversight of participant recruitment, management of lab
finances (purchases, reimbursements, etc.) and additional
administrative responsibilities. Depending on experience, the
position may also entail designing and executing new research
List of Duties
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
A Bachelor's degree is required. A degree in Communication Sciences
and Disorders, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Psychology or a related
field is preferred.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Well-qualified applicants will have the following preferred
- One or more years of behavioral research experience in an
academic setting. Undergraduate
research experience may be considered.
- Knowledge of human subjects and research principles.
- Experience with MATLAB or another programming language.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Computer proficiency and experience using Microsoft Office
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
This Position Vacancy Listing represents two separate and distinct
appointments within the Waisman Center. The hired candidate will
have two 50% appointments, each with a unique supervisor, in the
Brain Language and Acoustic Behavior Lab and the Speech Motor
Action + Control Lab.
A Criminal Background Check will be performed.
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Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
$32,697 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
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