We seek a dynamic, well-organized and enthusiastic Research Assistant to join a team developing assessments of brain function in newborns. There are many ways that brain injury can be sustained around the time of birth, which can have lifelong consequences for the individual, their family, and society as a whole. It is important to identify early which brain functions are impacted, so that care and intervention can be provided when they are most effective.
The post-holder’s responsibilities will include: coordinating meetings; organizing project documentation; collating patient data; initiating (and maintaining) contact with parents who have agreed to participate in research projects; visiting families at home to guide them through the testing procedure and answer basic questions; and compiling a quarterly newsletter.
The successful applicant will be: well organized; be able to understand the concerns of parents and provide accurate information to reassure them (or refer questions to members of the team); be enthusiastic and professional; and be able to maintain the confidentiality of private information. Applicants should have a BSc/BA degree (or equivalent).
For further details on the project, see http://www.cusacklab.org/?page_id=976. To apply, please send a detailed CV and a cover letter explaining why this project interests you and how your skills and abilities will contribute, to Associate Professor Rhodri Cusack (email@example.com) with the subject line “Newborn project RA”. Salary will be in the region of $35-45,000 per year (including 13% benefits). The post is for 35 hours per week, and will be initially for one year. Please feel free to contact us if you have any informal enquiries. The selection process will begin on June 1, 2012, and the successful applicant will begin in Summer 2012 or soon after.