Huriot — Research Assistant II at Harvard University

Research Assistant II

Harvard University

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Role Details

61606BRAuto req ID:61606BRJob Code:403112 Research Assistant II Lab Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Assistant IISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

At least 3 years of full-time work experience in psychology, biology, linguistics, cognitive science or related field is required.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in psychology, biology, or cognitive science and will embrace the challenges of a demanding workload involving multiple research projects. Experience with infants and toddlers preferred, because the candidate will be called upon to work with families confidently and professionally on a daily basis. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are essential. Proficiency with Zoom, Word, Excel, and Google docs/calendar is necessary for day-to-day functioning of the lab, as is familiarity with online research tools (e.g., Qualtrics, Lookit) and search databases (e.g., FileMaker). Familiarity with other tools and languages (e.g., R, Adobe Suite, Google Suite, etc.). Must be confident working both independently as well as with others in a high-paced, and potentially remote, research environment. Must demonstrate an ability to pay close attention to detail and should possess excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Must also be confident working both independently as well as with others in a high-paced research environment.

Additional Information:

This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal.

All formal offers are made by FAS Human Resources.

Department:PsychologyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Research Position Description:

  • Maintain lab protocols and documentation

  • Support digital and in-person participant recruitment

  • Assist with hiring and oversight of a team of research assistants

  • Schedule and/or run behavioral/neural in-lab studies (eye-tracking, discrimination, EEG) with infants and adults

  • Data processing, coding, and analysis

  • Vocabulary assessment and other cognitive development measures

  • Assist with miscellaneous aspects of project and lab upkeep

  • Write and maintain project & lab documentation & calendars

  • Assist with educational outreach efforts as part of an NSF grant

  • Assist with data collection and cleaning as part of an NIH grant and several ongoing international collaborations with large-form linguistic data

In addition, the candidate will act as liaison between the lab, Psychology administration, and the Harvard IRB, assisting with lab purchases as well as applications for human subject research approval. Further, the candidate will work actively with the Open Science Framework to register studies, methodology, and data. The candidate will perform other related duties as well, depending on the needs of the lab.

This would be an excellent position for someone looking for research experience with infants and families, in visual, environmental, social, and linguistic aspects of cognitive development.

The candidate's contribution would likely lead to authorship on papers published from the results of these data, and hands-on involvement in the nuts-and-bolts of research in cognitive development.

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences 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:Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage ( . Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University’s COVID-19 Information Website ( .

Job Summary:

The Laboratory for Developmental Studies in the Department of Psychology seeks a full-time Research Assistant (Lab Manager). The lab's focus is on language development, and in particular, on how word learning interfaces with other levels of linguistic representation, and other dimensions of cognitive and social development. The candidate will report directly to the P.I., (Dr. Bergelson), and will be responsible for overseeing the daily activities of two lab spaces (within short walking distance of each other) dedicated to running research studies with infants and toddlers, and also organizing lab-wide remote testing.

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: Mar 07, 2023
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Salary: negotiable
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