Full-time Research Assistant - Cambridge, MA


​​Health Equity Research Lab, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance / Harvard Medical School 


We are now accepting applications for a full-time (40 hrs/week) Research Assistant! 


The Health Equity Research Lab (the Lab) promotes equity in health care through research projects that attempt to identify and understand the mechanisms underlying healthcare disparities in underserved populations, and through community-engaged evaluations of system change interventions that reduce these disparities. The role of the Research Assistant (RA) is to assist with the organization and coordination of multiple research projects and to provide administrative and research support to investigators and project managers. The RA will work with an interdisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians dedicated to conducting research to improve physical and mental health in diverse communities. 


Responsibilities: 

  1. Participates in and supports the planning, development, and implementation of ongoing research projects as needed by the researchers and principal investigators (PIs);
  2. Assists in grant writing and grant submissions working in collaboration with the PIs and other researchers;
  3. Assists in manuscript preparation and submission to journals;
  4. Provides administrative support to the research team by scheduling meetings and setting up conference calls;
  5. Works closely with the operations manager to support hiring and orienting new researchers, volunteers or summer students;
  6. Manages summer interns and volunteers;
  7. Assists with the recruitment, interview, and follow up of research subjects;
  8. Coordinates community partners and other research team members;
  9. Collects pertinent and updated literature for different projects and publications;
  10. Develops and maintains correspondence related to IRB documentation;
  11. Assists in graphics, tables and other presentation of research data;
  12. Reviews, analyzes, and synthesizes existing literature and translates results of literature reviews into ‘everyday’ language for mass audiences.


Qualifications:

Required: 

  1. ​Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study;
  2. Ability to organize and complete time sensitive tasks;
  3. Willingness and ability to work in a busy environment with shifting and competing priorities;
  4. Ability to work well with all levels of Lab personnel.


Preferred:

  1. ​Previous experience or demonstrated interest in public health research, psychiatry, or health disparities;
  2. Familiarity with or previous experience in healthcare;
  3. Previous experience with research, particularly with human subjects and IRB document preparation.


This is an ideal position for individuals with interests in: medicine, psychiatry, public health, health disparities, and/or health services,  


Interested applicants should apply to this posted position on the CHA Careers website. 


Reference number: hrq-85504


Questions about the position should be directed to infoherlab@challiance.org.