Research Coordinator

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
May 21, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Research Coordinator

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:


The Plasticity in Neurodevelopment (PINE) Lab at Northeastern University, led by Professor Laurel Gabard-Durnam, is seeking a full-time Research Coordinator to work on a series of projects examining neurodevelopmental mechanisms linking experiences of stress and adversity to social and affective learning. One project focuses on learning across infancy using EEG neuroimaging while another examines consequences of developmental learning in adulthood with fMRI. The person in this role will gain experience with all aspects of the research process, which could serve as a launch pad to graduate studies. This role and PINE Lab are part of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health at Northeastern University, a community of 5 labs examining mental and physical health across the lifespan. Primary responsibilities of the position include: (1) community engagement and relationship building; (2) recruitment and screening of participating families; (3) acquiring data from infants, caregivers, and young adults using behavioral, biological, and brain imaging techniques; (4) preparing applications and interacting with the Institutional Review Board; (5) data management and quality control; (6) manuscript preparation and authorship; and (7) general administrative duties to maintain the workings of the laboratory. We encourage applications from members of under-represented groups in science


B.A., B.S., or equivalent preferred. Background in developmental/clinical psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. The coordinator must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, and must demonstrate the ability to work independently. Hours will vary week-to-week and will sometimes include evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with EEG or fMRI data acquisition and analysis is not necessary, but helpful. A two-year commitment is preferred. Spanish fluency or competency is helpful. Experience with data collection in infants or populations that have experienced adversity is preferred

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Additional Information:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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