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Research Assistant- Etiologies of Language and Literacy Lab - (Omaha, Nebraska, United States)

Company: Boys Town
Location: Omaha
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

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 projects.
  • Attend lab meetings, and complete general administrative tasks. Required Qualifications:
    • High-school diploma required.
    • Successful completion of undergrad phonetics class strongly preferred.
    • Previous research experience working with human subjects preferred.
    • 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 difference.

      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 advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified 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 status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-.

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