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Research Assistant I Lab

Company:
Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Category:
Laboratory and Research
Type:
Full-Time
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

65392BR

Job Summary

The Nock Laboratory, in the Department of Psychology, at Harvard University is seeking a Research Assistant (RA) to coordinate and administer studies aimed at understanding and preventing suicidal behavior among adolescents and adults presenting to the emergency room or the psychiatric inpatient unit.

Position Description

The RA's responsibilities include participation in all phases of the research process, including: conducting literature reviews; IRB preparation; recruiting and running clinical participants; and data collection, entry, and management. The RA will be responsible for recruitment and follow-up of research participants in several studies, as well as supervision of undergraduate and volunteer RAs.

Basic Qualifications

One year experience in psychology or related field required.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

A Bachelor's degree in psychology (or related field) and previous clinical psychological research experience (especially with clinical subjects) is strongly preferred. The RA must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, but also function well as part of a team. Writing, computer skills (e.g., proficiency with programming and smartphone applications), and supervisory experience are highly desirable. Prior experience working with clinically severe/suicidal patients strongly preferred.

Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are essential.

Additional Information

We regret that we will not be able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

This is a grant-funded, two-year term position starting immediately. Renewal of this position is contingent upon continued grant funding. When applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter in our preferred format as one combined document (resume followed by cover letter). 

Work Format Details
This position is based primarily on-campus, in Massachusetts. This may include in-person during emergency situations (if applicable). Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. Certain visa types may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.

Benefits
We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website (https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards) to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Job Function
Research

Department Office Location
USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code
403108 Research Assistant I Lab

Work Format
On-Site

Sub-Unit
Social Sciences

Salary Grade
052

Department
Psychology

Union
55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Time Status
Full-time

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EEO Statement
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