Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts
This is a two-year, grant-funded term position with renewal dependent upon continuation of grant funding.
Until our return to campus and full operational status, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will take place in a modified manner – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work.
We regret we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this positon.
All formal offers will be made by FAS HR.
Department:PsychologyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include hiring and supervising undergraduate research assistants, coordinating testing spaces and study schedules, assisting with preparation of grant applications and progress reports, maintaining the lab manual, executing specific research experiments, and assisting in the collection of data. The candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the design, data collection, and engage in other research-related activities for projects examining aspects of intuitive psychology and physics in both infants and children.
In addition, the candidate will act as the primary liaison between the lab and both the Psychology Business Office and the Harvard IRB, coordinating all lab purchases as well as applications for human subjects research approval. Further, the candidate will work actively with the Open Science Framework to register studies, methodology, and data. The candidate will perform other related duties as well, depending on the needs of the lab.
School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:The Laboratory for Developmental Studies in the Psychology department has a position open for a full-time research assistant. Research in the lab is focused on exploring the cognitive development of infants and toddlers, with an emphasis on perception and knowledge of objects and people. Other projects in the lab focus on the development of numerical, geometrical, social-cognitive, and reading abilities in preschool and elementary school-aged children, with a focus on testing interventions to enhance the readiness of disadvantaged children for learning across such domains. The candidate will report directly to the P.I., a Professor of Developmental Psychology, and will be responsible for managing and overseeing the daily activities of two lab spaces dedicated to running research studies with infants, toddlers, and children, and also coordinating lab-wide remote testing.