Research Assistant

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Research Assistant

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 Health Technology Lab ( at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, is looking to hire a Research Assistant to help with on-going academic research projects. The Lab provides an intellectually vibrant scientific environment for researchers and scientists who study the persuasive mechanism of interactive technologies and their health behavioral and psychological applications.

The Research Assistant will be responsible for recruiting participants, scheduling study sessions, administering research protocols, data collection, data entry, and data quality check. Motivated candidate will be invited to participate in data analysis and publications as a co-author. This is a fully benefited, 30 hour per week position. Depending on grant availability and project needs, the weekly hours may be increased to 40 hours.

| Bachelor's Degree or beyond in a related field
| Detail-oriented
| Able to work flexible hours
| Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
| Comfort with working with Microsoft Office and video game consoles
| Able to work well both independently on a self-directed basis and with a team
| Proficiency in Spanish preferred
| Prior research or project coordination experience preferred

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Additional Information:
Applicants should send: 1) a letter of application addressing the selection criteria and indicating how their background and expertise fit with the specific needs of the lab; 2) a curriculum vitae or resume; 3) the names and contact information of 3-5 references. All applications should be submitted online. Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Amy Lu at Initial review of applications begins immediately though the position will remain open until the right candidate is identified. Initial appointments are till March 1, 2022 after a three-month probationary period, with the possibility for renewal, contingent on grant availability, project needs, and performance.

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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