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Research Technician

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

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

Research Technician

About the Opportunity

Aaron Seitz and Susanne Jaeggi at the Brain Game Center for Mental Fitness and Well-being seek a Research Technician to assist in studies focused on measuring and training cognitive processes. Primary responsibilities will include leading and managing studies focused on digital cognitive assessments (e.g., vision, hearing, attention, memory, etc) and digital cognitive training programs. We work with diverse populations, including ages (ranging from children to older adults), neurodiverse individuals and those with perceptual and cognitive needs, thus, candidates should be sensitive to the needs of different people, also including people of different backgrounds (i.e., race, culture, gender, socioeconomic status, etc). Additionally, an ideal candidate should have strong interpersonal, communication, and project management skills, who can work well in both remote and in-person settings with PIs, graduate students, undergraduate students, programmers, designers, community partners, and national/international collaborators.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Engage with potential participants through various recruitment methods (e.g., flyers, ads, events, etc) and train, support, and supervise research assistants and staff to help with participant recruitment
  • Develop study tools (e.g., tracking forms, questionnaires, administration protocols), train research assistants on study procedures, and run participants through study procedures.
  • Verify participant data daily to ensure collection is accurate and process data with MATLAB, Python, and R scripts as needed
  • Prepare and maintain IRB materials
  • Order, inventorize, and manage lab equipment and office supplies; coordinate with financial department and IT on equipment orders and updates as needed
  • Supervise day-to-day lab operations and issues that arise and report them to supervisors
  • Assist with coordinating and organizing Lab in Cognition courses


  • BA/BS degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Education, or a related technical field.
  • Experiences with IRB and Clinical Trial procedures.
  • One to three years of academic or professional experience in a research lab.
  • Programming experience in MATLAB, Python, and R.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, and solution-focused problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to keep accurate and detailed records of research data.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed, including occasional weekend hours, as needed for particular research activities, and to travel off-site for recruitment events.


  • Experience working with older adults, children, and managing staff.
  • Experience managing different large-scale projects.

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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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