Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

48162BRAuto req ID:48162BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Assistant ISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:Background in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field and previous research experience is required.Additional Qualifications:B.A., B.S. preferred. The following skills will confer an advantage, but are not necessary to receive consideration: Experience working with children and adolescents in experimental settings and/or visiting schools to conduct research; clinical interviewing; experience with fMRI data acquisition and analysis; coursework or practical application of statistics; familiarity with programs such as Python and R; willingness to learn and perform phlebotomy. In addition to strong technical skills, the RAs must possess excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills, and must demonstrate the ability to work well within a team. Communication skills must be sufficiently strong to maintain excellent rapport with child and adolescent participants and their parents. Please comment on relevant skills and interests in your application materials.Additional Information:

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources. This is a one-year, grant-funded term position with renewal dependent upon grant funding. Your cover letter should include a statement of skills and interests, and the names of three references.

Schedule: Weekly hours will vary with the data acquisition schedule, and will include some evenings and weekends to accommodate the schedules of the participants and their families.

Department:PsychologyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab at Harvard University, directed by Professor Leah Somerville, is seeking two (2) full-time (35 hours) Research Assistants (RAs). The RAs will conduct the Lifespan Human Connectome Project in Development (HCP-D), a multimodal brain imaging study of developmental changes in brain connectivity and function in a large sample of 5-21 year olds. The RAs will work as part of a team to carry out the daily activities of the Lifespan Human Connectome Project in Development. These activities include data acquisition using behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain imaging (MRI/fMRI) techniques, dataset management, participant recruitment, screening, and longitudinal tracking, technical troubleshooting, and preparing data for public release.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.