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Research Assistant III Non-Lab

Harvard University

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61547BRAuto req ID:61547BRJob Code:403117 Research Assistant III Non-Lab Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Assistant IIISub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:2024-02-02T00:00:00ZSalary Grade ( :054Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications: College background or equivalent experience, one to two years of related work experience (relevant coursework may count towards experience), and knowledge and specific experience with teaching/school settings. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, some knowledge of qualitative research methods, and good communication are requirements.

Additional Qualifications and Skills: Note: We know that imposter syndrome and the confidence gap can prevent strong candidates from applying to a job unless they see themselves as a 100% fit. We would love to hear from you, even if you don’t think you meet all of these qualifications!

Here are some additional qualifications and skills relevant to the role: A bachelor's degree is strongly preferred in order to conceptualize and carry out high-quality research that addresses pressing needs in the field. Having knowledge of the larger social science context and literature may help. Interviewing experience, a strong academic record and demonstrated writing ability; ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team; ability to meet deadlines; ability to be nimble and adapt to meet emerging needs as the work of the Center evolves.

Any candidate wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to their resume showing that they meet the required basic qualifications.

This position is a term appointment for one year from date of hire, with likelihood of continuation.

Additional Information: Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

• Time Off: 3-4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12+ paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year

• Medical/Dental/Vision: Excellent and affordable medical, dental & vision plans, with coverage beginning as of an employee's start date

• Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service

• Tuition Assistance & Reimbursement Programs: $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School, discounted options through participating Harvard graduate schools, and reimbursement options for accredited schools outside of Harvard.

• Transportation: 50% discount on MBTA passes, as well as additional options (rideshare, biking, etc.) to assist employees in their daily commute.

• Wellness & Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, hard & soft skills development, career planning, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. Additionally, access to Harvard athletic facilities, libraries, campus events -- and many discounts for various cultural and leisure activities throughout metro Boston.

HGSE is a diverse community of learners, teachers, and employees who are passionate about changing the world through education and striving for maximum impact in the field of education.

HGSE Human Resources values diversity in all forms and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We continue to develop and support a workforce that reflects the diversity of those we serve; fosters an environment that allows everyone to belong and to bring their best self to work; and creates the conditions that empower employees to contribute their full potential to advancing the work of the school.

We do this by:

  • Hiring and retaining staff reflecting the diversity of those we serve

  • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged

  • Reviewing and ensuring fairness and equity in HR practices and policies including but not limited to hiring, promotion, and compensation

  • Developing strong relationships and partnerships internal and external to our community to advance diversity and inclusion

  • Communicating transparently and respectfully; and

  • Fostering an inclusive, respectful, and professional work environment

    About the Harvard Graduate School of Education

    Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community that values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit:

    Department:Project ZeroPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:Half time

Monday-FridayJob Function:Research Position Description: In the coming year, the Center for Digital Thriving is creating, as well as informally and formally piloting and studying new approaches designed to help adolescents (re)think the ways technology and social media fit into their lives. We are working directly with schools, teachers, collaborators at Common Sense Education, and researchers at other universities to support this work. The RA III will be responsible for assisting with and engaging a broad range of associated tasks:

• RESEARCH COORDINATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT: Coordinate research activities, including recruitment and scheduling for interviews, focus groups, and surveys; track data collection activities; deidentify and organize data for analysis in alignment with IRB protocols.

• DATA COLLECTION: Participate in data collection, including virtual observations of teaching, semi-structured interviews and focus groups with teachers, and collection and organization of de-identified student work products.

• DATA ANALYSIS: Prepare memos and reports to document, analyze, and make sense of qualitative data and insights from piloting. This will involve thinking holistically about the project and what we are learning about individual resources and teens’ digital experiences, as well as pedagogies for powerful teaching and learning about digital life. Support basic analyses of survey data as needed.

• ENGAGEMENT WITH TEACHERS: Communicate with educators who are using resources, maintain a database and track insights, and prepare reports for the team.

• LITERATURE REVIEW: Help organize and make sense of what we are learning, including by preparing written reports that link insights to relevant literature. Prepare annotated bibliographies as needed.

• WRITING: Support the development of written vignettes that showcase examples of powerful teaching.

• TEAM PARTICIPATION: Actively participate in regular meetings to provide regular feedback and updates to PI(s) and other members of the team.

School/Unit:Harvard Graduate School of Education EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Working Conditions: HGSE is currently developing dynamic workplace models which will actively support a combination of on-campus and remote work (within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business) where business and operational needs allow. You and your manager will discuss the best schedule based on your role and operational need. If your role allows for remote work, please note that all remote work must be performed within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA (Only Exempt), CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Please also note that Harvard will withhold each applicable state’s required tax and other withholdings from your paycheck for the time you work there.

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: ( /.

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.

Job Summary: Project Zero is a research unit in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Its mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels.

Based at Project Zero, the new Center for Digital Thriving will focus on pivoting the way the public thinks about technology and its role in our lives — particularly via translational research that supports youth who are growing up in a world with unprecedented connectivity. We are seeking a Research Assistant III to support research, development, and piloting for new curricular activities related to teaching for digital life, particularly in middle and high school settings. This RA III will report directly to the Principal Investigators.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

Harvard University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

  • Published on: Feb 27, 2023
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Salary: negotiable
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