Research Assistant- Etiologies of Language and Literacy Lab - (Omaha, Nebraska, United States)
Company: Boys Town
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Business: Boys Town National Research Hospital
Job Summary: The Research Assistant works on various phases of
research studies being performed, including data entry and
analysis, subject recruitment, and testing. Work under the
direction of Hope Sparks Lancaster, Ph.D., director of the
Etiologies of Language and Literacy Lab and Mia Haschenburger, lab
manager. Research interests include developmental language
disorder, dyslexia, and language and reading in children with cleft
palate. Her research has utilized machine learning to understand
behavioral patterns in children with developmental language
disorder and genetics of dyslexia.
Schedule: Part time, 10 hours/week.
- Assists in data collection and managing databases. Enters data
from testing, managing subject files and keeping track of subject
compensation. Transcribing audio samples, data entry, read, code
and discuss research articles.
- Assists in the recruitment, scheduling, and testing in research
studies using human subjects. Assists in advertising for new
studies, phone screens of potential participants, scheduling
testing and administering behavioral testing.
- Uses computers to analyze results of experiments. Assists in
processing and collecting behavioral data for different research
- Attend lab meetings, and complete general administrative tasks.
- High-school diploma required.
- Successful completion of undergrad phonetics class strongly
- Previous research experience working with human subjects
- Strong attention to detail.
- Good interpersonal skills, close attention to details, math
aptitude, and flexibility in duties performed.
- Ability to apply knowledge gained through coursework in
communication science disorders, psychology, biology, chemistry,
physics, neuroscience and/or computer science.
- Ability to operate a personal computer.
- Ability to apply basic math aptitude in order to perform data
analyses and generate results.
- Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing. About
Boys Town: Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for
children and families since 1917. With over a century of service,
our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in
downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child
and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of
Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched
out into the health care and research fields, offering even more
career opportunities to those looking to make a real
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys
Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to
making the world a better place for children, families, patients,
and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their
families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free
prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance,
parenting resources from our experts and professional development
opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working
at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
Date Posted: November 4, 2021
Boys Town National Research Hospital is a tobacco free campus. This
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and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or
abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity
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applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity
and/or expression, national origin, age, disability or veteran
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