Harvard University Research Assistant III Non-Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

46418BRAuto req ID:46418BRJob Code:403117 Research Assistant III Non-Lab Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Assistant IIISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:054Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • College degree or equivalent experience, preferably in the field of specific research study.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of research populations and/or techniques is required.

  • Knowledge of research method and statistical techniques required

  • Exposure to applicable computer technologies, including specific software applications is required

  • Appropriate communication skills is required

Additional Qualifications:Master’s in Education or related field preferred. The ideal candidate will have some understanding of educational theory, cognitive science and professional development. The RA III should be comfortable communicating and collaborating in a research setting, and meticulous with data collection, analysis, and storage. Prior experience with qualitative research, including data collection and analysis, is expected. The RA III should have good writing, analytic, and communication skills. She or he should be comfortable working independently and taking initiative while also being a full player on the research team. Having a tolerance for ambiguity, thriving in the unknown, being comfortable with the iterative process of theory building, and a sense of humor are all welcome traits. Strong ability in video editing, evidence of working within a professional and/or educational setting, strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills strongly preferred

Additional Information:Please attach resume and cover letter as one document.

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About the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community which values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit: www.gse.harvard.eduDepartment:Project ZeroPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:Harvard Graduate School of Education, Project Zero is seeking a Research Assistant III who will work across two projects: Idea into Action (I2A) and Leading Learning that Matters (LLtM). This position will report to the Senior Research Manager.

The Research Assistant III will contribute to two projects that are research collaborations between Project Zero and the Independent Schools Victoria, Australia: I2A studies the challenge of why bringing ideas into action so commonly proves challenging and explores significantly more reliable ways to achieve idea into action; while LLtM creates a small learning community with cohorts of experienced principals to allow them to build social connections while deeply exploring themes of 21st century learning and leadership.

Under the supervision of the Senior Research Manager, the RA III will contribute to all strands of the two projects, including conducting relevant literature reviews, designing tools and strategies, and building frameworks that address research questions. The RA III will also help assist in the design of the overall research strategy, including methods of implementation, documentation, and analysis. In addition, the RA III will provide support for all administrative and research tasks associated with the initiatives. This includes scheduling and prepping meetings and interviews, organizing travel arrangements, assisting with the collection and management of study data (e.g., observation and interview data, on-line and hard-copy), video-editing for presentations and other purposes, participating in weekly meetings, and taking notes of meetings.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Working collaboratively with the Principal Investigators (PIs) and other research staff to develop ideas, build frameworks, and create tools to test hypotheses

• Conducting literature reviews and writing critical syntheses that address research directions

• Participating in regular team meetings

• Providing general research and administrative support, including managing research information and data including video editing; scheduling meetings and interviews; organizing material for meetings; organizing travel arrangements; assisting with the collection and management of study data; and note-taking during meetings

Position is temporary and grant-funded for one year from date of hire, with likelihood of continuation.

School/Unit:Harvard Graduate School of Education 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.