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Per-Diem/Hourly Hybrid Research Assistant

(Preference for candidates with Chinese language proficiency)

Developmental Risk and Cultural Resilience Lab

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

The Developmental Risk and Cultural Resilience Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, under the supervision of Dr. Cindy Liu, is looking to hire a per-diem/hourly research assistant on the BOBA Project. The BOBA Project is an NIH-funded study on Chinese American parents and adolescents to understand Asian American identity and racial socialization processes within parent-, peer-, and social media contexts, and subsequent impacts to mental health. The lab is situated in the heart of Longwood Medical Center. We are looking for candidates local to the Greater Boston area.


This is a part-time (approximately 10-15 hours per week) position with a commitment of at least one year. In-person training for the first several weeks will be required. This is a hybrid position, with the majority of work each week conducted virtually and set hours dedicated to attending in-person meetings at Brigham and Women's Hospital once per week. The start date for the position will be between May-July 2023.  

The research assistant will work closely with the research team on the following activities: 

  • Tracking participant enrollment and data monitoring 

  • Ensuring study progress and participant retention

  • Interacting directly with research participants over email, text, and phone

  • Conducting interviews with research participants (over Zoom)


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have at least a master’s degree (or a bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience) within the fields of psychology, mental health, public health, or developmental science

  • Have native or near-native proficiency (written and spoken) with Mandarin and/or Cantonese, given that participants may only speak Chinese

  • Be able to commit to working 1.5-2 hours on a daily basis (M-F) to monitor and complete the daily tracking of research participants and work in coordination with the activities of the research team

  • Be able to conduct interviews with participants during evening and weekend hours

  • Have prior experience with data collection and research management within a team-based setting

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets

  • Prior experience using research statistical software and survey platforms (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite, REDCap, SPSS, NVivo)

  • Be highly detailed-oriented, easily able to problem solve, and highly collaborative and communicative


Those interested should email a cover letter that clearly indicates their availability, Chinese language proficiency, CV, and 3 references to Dr. Liu at

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