Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

48155BRAuto req ID:48155BRJob 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. Experience with Word, Excel, Google docs/calendar is necessary.Additional Qualifications:B.A., B.S., or equivalent 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 skin conductance, eye tracking and/or fMRI data acquisition and analysis; coursework or practical application of statistics; experience with IRB documentation; accounts management. Familiarity with programs such as R, Python, and FSL are especially valued.

The RA must possess excellent organizational and communication skills and must demonstrate the ability to work independently. Because this research involves the participation of children and adolescents, hours will vary week-to-week and will sometimes include evenings and weekends. 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 term position with renewal dependent upon continuation of funding.

Your cover letter should include a statement of skills and interests, and the names of three references. 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).

Department:PsychologyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab at Harvard University, led by Professor Leah Somerville, is seeking a full-time (35 weekly hours) Lab Manager/Research Assistant (RA) to work on a series of projects aimed at understanding how brain development shapes changes in cognition, emotion, motivation, and decision making through adolescence.

The Lab Manager will gain experience with all aspects of the research process, which could serve as a launch pad to graduate studies. The Lab Manager’s primary responsibilities include: (1) data acquisition using behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain imaging techniques; (2) general administrative duties to maintain the workings of the laboratory; (3) subject recruitment and screening; (4) management of datasets; and (5) manuscript and data preparation.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.