Research Assistant Position | Department of Psychology | Harvard University

The Laboratory for Youth Mental Health (Principal Investigator: John Weisz, Ph.D., ABPP) in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University seeks to hire up to three full-time Research Assistants (RAs). The RA(s) would primarily assist with a school-based effectiveness trial of a cognitive-behavioral intervention for depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress, and conduct problems in youth. Responsibilities may include participant recruitment, survey administration to participating youth and families, data entry, literature searches, formatting manuscripts/grants, coding for meta-analyses, volunteer oversight, and other supporting research activities. Successful candidates would become familiar with neuroimaging methods in research and have the opportunity to become proficient in administering fMRI scans.

Basic Qualifications: One year of research or clinical experience in an area related to child and adolescent psychology is required.

Additional Qualifications: A bachelor’s or master’s degree in psychology or a related field, strong academic qualifications, previous psychological research experience, experience working with children and adolescents, and an interest in applying for a graduate degree in psychology are highly preferred. Excellent communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to work independently are required. Research or clinical experience with neuroimaging is desirable but not required.

Additional information: This is a grant-funded position. Applicants should be able to commit to at least two years, although continuation after the first year is contingent upon funding availability. Anticipated start dates are between March and September 2018. More information about the research team and ongoing projects can be found at the lab’s web site:

Application Information: Interested applicants should submit a resume or CV, cover letter, and names and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Megan Jeffreys at Additional application materials (e.g., letters of recommendation, SAT scores) may be requested during the interview phase.

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 or any other characteristic protected by law.