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Internship Opportunity with Seattle Children’s Innovative Technologies Lab

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Contact name: Seattle Children's Innovative Technologies Lab
Email: scitl@seattlechildrens.org

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Short Project Description

Using technology to improve the lives of children: Seattle Children’s Innovative Technologies Lab (SCITL), directed by Dr. Frederick Shic , is dedicated to developing everyday technologies for improving the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. Areas of work include biomarker development – primarily using eye tracking and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) – to track the effects of treatment, understand developmental and behavioral heterogeneity, and to predict clinical outcomes. We are also developing innovative technologies including mobile apps, video games, robots, smart toys and virtual reality, to enable next-generation sensing and therapeutics. We are looking for interns that are interested in working at the intersection of developmental and clinical psychology, child health and social neuroscience. Primary Tasks: - Assist with lab study visits - Assist with the preparation of manuscripts, grants and presentations - Entering data and providing general administrative assistance relevant to the functioning of the lab - Behavioral coding from film In addition you will have the opportunity to participate in weekly science meetings, monthly autism meetings with multiple sites and other research and didactic experiences. Requirements: - Minimum of 6 hours per week commitment during normal business hours (hours flexible) - Three consecutive quarter commitment required (Fall, Winter, Spring) We are currently only accepting applicants who have morning availability Tuesdays through Friday for three hours between 9 AM – 2 PM. This is an unpaid internship, but you may choose to receive 499 credit for your involvement. To apply, please send your resume or CV to scitl@seattlechildrens.org by Sept 10th . Thank you for your interest!

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499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
% data entry % video taping % animal care
% database management % interview subjects % animal observation
% encoding data % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
% library research % running subjects % histology
% data collection % child care % laboratory protocols
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