Research Assistant Position @ Harvard University, Boston MA

The Gaab Lab research focuses on typical and atypical reading development within the lifespan of a child.  Are seeking a full-time Research Assistant to support their team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Job descriptions

  • Collects magnetic resonance imaging data in individuals age 0-50. Collect project data, acquiring it through observation, structured interviews, library research, data processing methods, or other research methods
  • Record and/or code data according to project requirements and established protocols
  • Process, organize, and summarize data; report experiment results using a variety of scientific, spreadsheet or statistical software applications or program platforms
  • Make periodic reports of project status to supervisor or other research team members
  • May instruct other staff and students in basic research methods or techniques
  • Assist in the design of experiments and tests
  • Perform administrative duties incidental to research tasks
  • Assists with data analysis and manuscript write-up. May present scientific findings at national and international conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

Minimum two years related research experience. Relevant course work may count towards experience. Demonstrated knowledge of research populations and/or techniques is required. Knowledge of various research methods and statistical techniques required.

Any candidate wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to a resume and indicate meeting basic qualifications.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

This position requires excellent organizational and communication skills, demonstrable initiative, ability to work independently, and strong interpersonal and administrative skills. Excellent attention to detail and a high capacity to plan and organize is required.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to work well with pediatric populations (infants, toddlers and school-age children). Prior experience in infant or toddler settings, camp counselor, coach or afterschool aid , or similar settings  will be helpful
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Commitment to producing high-quality work under tight deadlines
  • Willingness and flexibility to collaborate with team members on diverse project tasks

Working Conditions

HGSE is currently developing dynamic workplace models which will actively support a combination of on-campus and remote work (within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business) where business and operational needs allow. You and your manager will discuss the best schedule based on your role and operational need. If your role allows for remote work, please note that all remote work must be performed within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA (Only Exempt), CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Please also note that Harvard will withhold each applicable state’s required tax and other withholdings from your paycheck for the time you work there.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.

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  • Paid job
  • Professional development
  • Research
  • Post-graduation