The Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Laboratory at Northwestern University is seeking a research assistant or project coordinator to work on ongoing NIH-funded research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and fragile X syndrome (FXS). This position is for two years, with the possibility of an extension, depending on grant funding.

 This position will involve work on projects investigating the language-related characteristics of ASD, and their neurocognitive basis, and shared characteristics across a variety of communication disorders. Depending on experience, the position involves opportunities for engagement at all levels, from recruitment and testing children, adults, and families to dissemination of findings in presentations and manuscripts. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to serve in a leadership role coordinating research activities and supervising project staff depending on level of prior research experience.

Position qualifications include having a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in psychology, communication sciences, neuroscience, linguistics, or a related field; experience with ASD; proficiency with experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independentl y and in a team environment on multiple tasks and projects, and to share one’s expertise with and train others; as well as excellent organizational skills. Opportunities to contribute to grant and manuscript submissions depend on interest and skill level including strong scientific writing skills and experience with project management.

To apply, please include a cover letter explaining your relevant background and interest in this project, CV, and names (and email addresses) of three references (please do not send letters) to: Nancy Dunbar,