Research Assistant | Massachusetts General Hospital | Boston, MA

Posted: June 4, 2019


Matthew Nock, PhD (Harvard University), Evan Kleiman, PhD (Rutgers University), and Kate Bentley, PhD (Massachusetts General Hospital) are seeking applications for a full-time Research Assistant to coordinate and administer two NIMH-funded studies aimed at understanding and preventing suicidal behavior among adults hospitalized on a psychiatric inpatient unit. This position is particularly well-suited for anyone interested in pursuing graduate study in the fields of psychology, public health, or medicine.

Duties & Responsibilities: Responsibilities include participation in all phases of the research process: literature reviews; IRB preparation; recruitment and screening of potential participants; assisting study interventionists with scheduling and other logistics; and data collection, entry, and management. The Research Assistant will be responsible for recruitment and follow-up of participants in two studies that take place at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The Research Assistant will be primarily based at the MGH and work under the supervision of Drs. Nock, Kleiman, and Bentley. Given the responsibilities of interacting with clinically severe/suicidal subjects and supervising undergraduate and volunteer Research Assistants, strong interpersonal and organizational skills are essential. Prior experience working with clinically severe/suicidal patients and strong interpersonal skills strongly preferred.

Basic Qualifications: One year related experience required.

Additional Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in psychology (or related field) and previous clinical psychological research experience (especially with clinical subjects) is strongly preferred. You must be able to work independently and in a highly organized way with minimal supervision, but also function well as part of a team. Writing, computer skills (e.g., proficiency with EMA applications [e.g., LifeData]), and supervisory experience are highly desirable.

Additional Information: This is a two-year, grant-funded term position, beginning o/a July 1, 2019. Renewal for a second year is contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. Please apply at using job number 3096838. We request a resume, names and contact information of references, and a cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and the strengths you would bring to the position. Please contact Kate ( with any questions.