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Research Speech-Language Pathologist

Boys Town & Boys Town National Research Hospital Omaha, NE

Performs professional work of considerable difficulty in various phases of research studies of children with developmental language disorder and with typical development. Coordinates study visits for potential research participants, and engages with the community.

SCHEDULE: Mon-Fri 9a-5p.

Flexibility for Weekends (No more than a half-day 2x/month)


  • Manages daily lab activities including schedules and budgets.

  • Leads participant recruitment efforts.

  • Supervises and mentors lab assistants.

  • Administers standardized tests that measure broad aspects of language and communication and shares outcomes with the participant or the participants legal guardian.

  • Manages communication with the Internal Review Board, including drafting proposals and modifications.

  • Represents the laboratory on social media platforms and in the community.

  • Assists in the preparation of stimuli and development of appropriate test procedures.

  • Collects data and enters data into databases.

  • Works with other team members to establish and document reliable research procedures.


  • A commitment to excellence.

  • Ability to work with others in an environment that encourages respect, transparency, and ethical actions.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize assigned tasks so that they are completed accurately and on time.

  • Ability to remain flexible in duties performed.

  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems independently as a professional with general supervision.

  • Ability to provide information to parents about their child's language abilities, when indicated, in a sensitive manner.

  • Ability to apply knowledge in the area of normal speech and language development and speech/language disorders.

  • Ability to communicate well and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to use equipment such as video cameras and personal computers.

  • Ability to operate a personal computer and use Microsoft Office Software, including Microsoft Excel and Word.

  • Ability and willingness to learn research-specific software.


  • Masters in science or Masters in art degree in Speech/Language Pathology required.

  • Possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record required.

  • Have or be eligible for NE state licensing with 2 years of transfer or hire required.

  • Certification from the American Speech / Language Hearing Association (ASHA), showing Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) or its equivalent within 2 years of transfer or hire required.

  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative(CITI) certification within 30 days of transfer or hire required.


  • Minimum of three years of experience in the area of evaluation and/or interventions with children with communication disorders preferred.

  • Minimum of one year of research lab experience as a student or professional preferred.

Diversity is more than a commitment at Boys Townit is the foundation of who we are and what we do.

At Boys Town, we cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team one that makes better decisions, drives innovation, and delivers better business results.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

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 and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Date Posted May 11, 2024
Date Closes June 10, 2024
Requisition REQ-2024-3998
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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