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Join the DRCR Lab

NIH-Funded Research Assistant Position in Boston

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


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 research assistant. We are looking for candidates that have a strong interest in adolescent development, racial discrimination, and Asian American mental health. This position is a great opportunity for individuals who would like full-time research experience prior to enrolling in a doctoral program in developmental, clinical, counseling psychology, or related fields. The lab is situated in the heart of Longwood Medical Center and is surrounded by Harvard Medical School and other affiliated hospitals.

This is a full-time position with benefits, with preference for a commitment of  two years. Those interested in any of the positions should email a cover letter indicating which position for which they would like to be considered, CV, and 3 references to Dr. Liu at

Research Assistant

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

  • Recruiting study participants

  • Setting up the data collection

  • Interacting directly with research participants (parents and adolescents)

  • Processing and cleaning the data

  • Behavioral coding of the data

  • Collaborating closely with the study team members across sites

The ideal RA will have at least a bachelor’s degree within the fields of psychology, mental health, public health, or developmental science and prior experience in engaging with research participants or with families in professional settings. Given that data collection may take place with participants that speak only Chinese, we are seeking individuals with conversational proficiency with Mandarin Chinese/Cantonese.

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