Sep 20, 2019

Research Scientist, Language Research Laboratory

  • Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • 14015 Flanagan Blvd ​Ste 101​​​ Boys Town, NE 68010
Full time Research

Job Description

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Boys Town National Research Hospital (BTNRH) invites applications for junior, mid- or senior- career level research scientist positions within the Center for Childhood Deafness, Language & Learning (CCDLL).  Our vision is to grow the CCDLL into a program with tightly integrated research and clinical arms that work synergistically on issues of language learning and development.  Work that fits this focus could involve examination of differences between learners with varying diagnoses; determination of the influences of intervention as well as family, academic, and social environments on language outcomes; comparison of developmental processes that support language learning during infancy, childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood; and investigation of brain adaptability and neurologic pathways that support language learning and development.  We are assembling a faculty that can offer a unique perspective on such issues, one that is informed by a commitment to understanding and ameliorating the effects of childhood disabilities on language learning and development.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. as well as post-doctoral studies or experience in Speech-Language Pathology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology or a related field, and a record that demonstrates a highly productive and excellent translational research program.  Expertise in pediatric clinical populations and treatment research is of particular interest, but not required.

Scientists at Boys Town National Research Hospital are full-time researchers with no teaching or administrative responsibilities and reasonable service commitments.  Senior scientists aim for 50% salary support on external grants.  Via participation in the Center for Perception and Communication in Children (CPCC) funded by a Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant, junior scientists are provided with extensive mentoring and three years of full support to enable them to reach this goal.  All scientists will have access to new, state-of-the art laboratory facilities, generous start-up funds, and extensive supports for grant management, IT, participant recruitment, and clinical measurement.

Scientists at Boys Town National Research Hospital have the advantage of working alongside an outstanding, internationally recognized group of colleagues.  In addition to clinicians and scientists in the CCDLL, collaborations are possible with faculty in the Centers for Neurobehavioral Research, Sensory Neuroscience Research, Audiological and Vestibular Services, and Hearing Research.  Our intellectual community also includes colleagues at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Creighton University and the Creighton University School of Medicine.  Our participation in the Great Plains IDeA-Clinical & Translational Research Center provides training opportunities, partnerships, and resources for scientists who wish to translate science into better health outcomes.

Omaha, Nebraska, a city located on the banks of the Missouri River, is frequently rated as one of the best places to live in the United States.  Advantages include a moderate cost of living, quality schools, an increasingly diverse and vibrant population, excellent restaurants, a strong artistic and cultural environment, low unemployment, and a strong economy.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Karla McGregor ( with their CV and a statement of research interests.  We will continue to consider applicants until the positions are filled. 

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.


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