|Position ID:||Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine-Cognitive Neurology/Neuropsychology (Dept. of Neurology)-RESASSOCNYEP [#8963]|
|Position Title:||Research Associate|
|Position Location:||New York, New York 10165, United States [map]|
|Subject Areas:||Cognitive Science / Cognitive Science|
Neuroscience / Cognitive neuroscience
|Appl Deadline:||(posted 2017/03/01)|
The Division of Cognitive Neurology of the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions is seeking a researcher for a junior faculty position (Research Associate) for its New York location. The individual in this position will lead research activities, and some educational efforts with a research component, focused on improving the skills of individuals in the moderate to severe range of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.
The position will be physically based in midtown Manhattan at the Division’s New York Educational Program (NYEP). The NYEP provides full-time, educational services to a young adult with autism and development disabilities who has limited communication and social skills, and it offers some educational/social services to other individuals with developmental disabilities. The one young adult, and potentially others, may participate in research efforts related to autism and related conditions. These research efforts are the focus of this particular position.
The top priority for the individual in this position will be to assist the NYEP staff in refining and supervising current research/educational efforts, of which the main ones currently are:
As a secondary responsibility, the research associate will ensure the scientific integrity of scientific projects conducted at the Manhattan site, but supervised by faculty elsewhere. Currently, those efforts involve reading training and visual evoked potential studies. Ultimately, more research subjects may be recruited from the area and tested at the Manhattan site.
The position requires excellent managerial and interpersonal skills, clear written and oral communication skills, considerable flexibility and adaptability, and a broad understanding of – and hands-on experience with – individuals in the moderate to severe range of ASD or other developmental disabilities. More specifically, the individual in this position will:
The position is available immediately. The position is fully funded from private source(s), promised through 2021, at a minimum. The employment contract is renewable yearly, based on successful annual performance reviews. Note that faculty in a Research Associate position at Hopkins are not expected to obtain or have their own funding. However, as this position is faculty rank, the research associate is qualified to be a PI on funding proposals. If the individual’s responsibilities to the research program are met and proposed independent research is consistent with the Division’s research mission, approval of any independent research is likely.
Position Requirements: Appropriate candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, or a comparable discipline. The position requires evidence of successfully directing human experimental behavioral research studies, preferably with experience with our target population (individuals in the moderate to severe range of ASD and related developmental disorders), proficiency with experimental statistics (particularly single-case, repeated-measures designs), and at least one first-authored, peer-reviewed publication.
Applicants must submit a CV, a statement of
research and professional goals no more than 3 pages long, and three letters of
reference (from academic sources).
Applications will remain open until the position is filled by a suitable candidate. For questions regarding this position, email Barry Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.: email@example.com (refer to JOB 8963).
The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.