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Join the DRCR Lab

Research Assistant Position 

Developmental Risk and Cultural Resilience Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School 


The Developmental Risk and Cultural Resilience Lab (PI: Cindy Liu, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School is looking to hire a research assistant for two ongoing COVID-19-related longitudinal studies, the PEACE study which follows a cohort of mothers and their children born during the pandemic and the CARES project, an NSF-funded project that focuses on the mental health of a racially diverse sample of college students and young adults.


The research assistant will work closely with the PI and collaborators to implement and run the research activities, including: 

  • Recruiting study participants

  • Setting up the data collection

  • Interacting directly with research participant

  • Processing and cleaning the data

  • Behavioral coding of the data

  • Collaborating closely with the study team members across sites


The ideal candidate will have a background within the fields of psychology, mental health, or public health and prior experience with survey and video observational data collection (e.g., parent-child behavioral coding). Those with experience in the use of statistical software (e.g., SPSS, STATA, R), survey applications (e.g., REDCAP, Qualtrics), and the managing of IRB protocols are strongly preferred. We welcome individuals who have a demonstrated interest in studying racially diverse populations. This is a position ideally suited for individuals who plan to pursue a doctorate in psychology (e.g., development, clinical).


The start dates for this position is spring or early summer of 2022. This is a full-time position with benefits. 

Those interested in this position should email a cover letter, CV, and a list of 3 references with their contact information to Dr. Liu at Please indicate on the subject line: “PEACE/CARES research assistant position.” 

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