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Research Assistant

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 19, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Research Assistant

About the Opportunity


The Research Assistant is responsible for completing complex tasks related to the work being conducted in the lab such as: collecting and analyzing data, data processing, recruitment strategies, scheduling participants, proofreading papers, and grants, writing and presenting scientific research, and training of research students that volunteer in the laboratory.


Knowledge of practices related to research, data collection and data management. Able to work well both independently on a self-directed basis and with a team. Proficiency in working with Microsoft Office applications. Skills required include analytical, communication, interpersonal, organizational and attention to detail. Knowledge and skills are normally acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's degree or beyond in a related field with at least one year's experience working in a lab environment. Prior research or project coordination experience preferred.


1) Coordinate and perform data collection and data management. Develop strategies to maximize response rates. Perform analyses of data.

2) Manage daily operations of the project. Order supplies and equipment. Supervise research assistants.

3) Develop recruitment protocols and recruit and schedule study participants. Correspond with study participants and answer questions throughout study. Be able to work flexible hours, including some evening and weekend hours.

4) Assist the Lab Director with other job-related duties as assigned.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more 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.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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