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Join the DRCR Lab

NIH-Funded Project Coordinator and Research Assistant Positions 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 1 full time senior research assistant and 1 research assistant I/II. This team will be involved in a 5-year longitudinal study (PIs: Cindy Liu & Tiffany Yip) focused on perceptions of racial discrimination among Chinese American adolescents, racial socialization processes that take place within parent-, peer-, and social media contexts, and impacts to mental health. Individuals will work closely primarily with a study involving PIs Liu and Yip, collaborators from Fordham University, Wellesley College, Boston University, and the University of Notre Dame. We are looking for candidates that have a strong interest in adolescent development, racial discrimination, and Asian American mental health and a broad interest in development and 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.

 

Review of applications will be rolling and continue until the positions are filled. The start date for this position are spring or summer of 2024. These are full-time positions with benefits. 

 

Those interested in these positions should complete this form

 

The two positions are detailed below.

 

Senior Research Assistant (equivalent to lab or project coordinator at other institutions) 

The senior RA will be responsible for implementing and running research activities, include but are not limited to: 

  • Overseeing IRB protocol

  • Coordinating across projects  

  • Onboarding and supervising full time research assistants and trainees

  • Setting up and maintaining operations of the lab 

  • Assisting in manuscript preparation and grant writing

  • Supporting grant submissions  

The ideal candidate will have at least a master’s degree (or a bachelor’s degree with 3 years of full time research experience) within the fields of psychology, mental health, public health, or developmental science. Prior experience with survey and observational data collection and research management within a team-based setting, and comfort using research and statistical software and survey platforms (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, NVivo, Qualtrics, REDCap) is strongly preferred. Familiarity with Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) is a plus but not necessary. 

 

Research Assistant I or II 

The research assistant will work closely with the project coordinator to implement and run the research activities, include but are not limited to: 

  • 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. Familiarity with Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) is a plus but not necessary. 

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