Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Laboratory for Youth Mental Health (Principal Investigator: Professor John Weisz, Ph.D., ABPP) in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University seeks to hire a full-time Research Assistant (RA). The RA will primarily assist with a randomized clinical trial of a modular mental health intervention called FIRST, designed for treatment of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and conduct problems in children and adolescents. Opportunities to play a role in additional ongoing projects--including the development and maintenance of a large-scale meta-analysis database of youth psychotherapy research, and the implementation of effectiveness trials of digital mental health interventions--may also be available.
Responsibilities may include coordination with personnel in partnering community clinics, participant recruitment and consenting, survey administration with participating youths and caregivers, coordination of an online data collection system, data entry and management, responding to IRB and university administration requests, literature searches, assistance in preparation of grants and manuscripts, qualitative and quantitative coding (e.g., of academic articles for meta-analyses), and other research support activities.
This is a grant-funded, one-year term position. Applicants should be able to commit to one year, with the option of additional years contingent on mutual consent and continued funding. The position is full-time and includes some evening and weekend work. Anticipated start date is between June and August 2021. More information about the research team and ongoing projects can be found at https://weiszlab.fas.harvard.edu/.
Interested applicants should submit a resume or CV, cover letter, and names and contact information for three (3) references. Additional application materials (e.g., letters of recommendation, GPAs, SAT/ACT scores) may be requested during the interview phase.
Preference will be given to applications received by May 31.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
College background or equivalent experience in psychology or a related field, plus at least 1 year volunteer, part-time, or full-time experience working directly with children or adolescents.
Bachelor's or master's degree in psychology or a related field, plus at least 1 year volunteer, part-time, or full-time experience working directly with children or adolescents preferred. Strong academic qualifications, previous clinical psychology research experience, and an interest in applying for a graduate degree in psychology are all highly preferred. Strong technical skills, including expertise in Qualtrics, Excel, and statistical software (e.g., SPSS; R) are also preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills, communication, writing, and organizational skills, as well as meticulous attention to detail are required, to meet the needs of the research.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53921BR
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