Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Gaab Lab research focuses on typical and atypical reading development within the lifespan of a child. We are seeking a full-time Research Assistant to support our team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
1. Collects magnetic resonance imaging data in individuals age 0-50. Collect project data, acquiring it through observation, structured interviews, library research, data processing methods, or other research methods
2. Record and/or code data according to project requirements and established protocols
3. Process, organize, and summarize data; report experiment results using a variety of scientific, spreadsheet or statistical software applications or program platforms
4. Make periodic reports of project status to supervisor or other research team members
5. May instruct other staff and students in basic research methods or techniques
6. Assist in the design of experiments and tests
7. Perform administrative duties incidental to research tasks
8. Assists with data analysis and manuscript write-up. May present scientific findings at national and international conferences.
9. Other duties as assigned
This is a Term Position for one year from date of hire with the possibility of extension
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 each individual 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
We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.
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: www.gse.harvard.edu
Please Note once Harvard resumes regular operations this position will no longer be remote and work will be performed on campus in Cambridge MA.
Salary Grade: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Minimum two years related research experience. Relevant course work may count towards experience. Demonstrated knowledge of research populations and/or techniques is required. Knowledge of various research methods and statistical techniques required. Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
Any candidate wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to a resume and indicate meeting basic qualifications.
Note: Once Harvard resumes regular operations, this position will no longer be remote and work will be performed on campus in Cambridge, MA.
This position requires excellent organizational and communication skills, demonstrable initiative, ability to work independently, and strong interpersonal and administrative skills. Excellent attention to detail and a high capacity to plan and organize is required.
Ability to work collaboratively and independently
Ability to work well with pediatric populations (infants, toddlers and school-age children). Prior experience in infant or toddler settings, camp counselor, coach or afterschool aid , or similar settings will be helpful
Excellent attention to detail
Commitment to producing high-quality work under tight deadlines
Willingness and flexibility to collaborate with team members on diverse project tasks
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: 54049BR
About Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.