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Job Openings

There are often volunteer or paid opportunities to work in CAN-affiliate labs. We will update this page as new positions are available! 

Paid positions 

(1) CAN Research Center Intern: The CAN Research Center is seeking an intern to assist with community-related communication and research. The Intern will engage and attend community outreach events (i.e., tabling), assist with research summary and infographic development to be shared with families, research health resources (e.g., for family newsletters, brochures, etc), enter/input data for the Neurodevelopment Research Registry, participate in weekly meetings to check in on ideas, tasks, duties (30-60 minutes), and complete at least ten hours of work per week. Preferred traits/qualifications include passion for the community and neurodiverse individuals, strong written and oral communication skills, including interpersonal skills, experience using computers and software such as databases (e.g., REDCap), graphic design platforms (e.g., Canva), Microsoft Office and Excel, proficiency in staff project collaboration, and creative thinking. Apply for the position here!

(2) Research Specialist: The Developmental Dynamics Lab, headed by Dr. Liz Will, is looking for candidates to assist with a longitudinal NIH-funded research study focused on development in infants and toddlers with genetic conditions, including Down syndrome. Key responsibilities include conducting in-home assessments with families and their child with Down syndrome, as well as assisting with scheduling, data management, and scoring protocols. The specialist will be exposed to a variety of interdisciplinary methods, including standardized behavioral assessment, physiology, genetics, statistics, and kinematics. The Research Specialist position is ideal for individuals who plan to pursue a graduate degree in psychology, human development, communication sciences and disorders, or related fields and would like to obtain research experience and training. 

See the flier [pdf] to learn more and apply for the position on USC's job website.


Volunteer positions

Brain Research Across Development (B-RAD) Lab, directed by Dr. Caitlin Hudac, often has volunteer position for individuals (8-10 hours per week, during the school year). See her website for more information!  

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