Clinical Research Experience Volunteer Job @ Harvard

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The Social Neuroscience and Psychopathology Lab at Harvard University ( is seeking 1-2 volunteer (unpaid) clinical research assistants for a one-year full-time commitment. Each research assistant will be responsible for assisting with study coordination including, but not limited to, working directly with patients, collecting behavioral and neuroimaging data, scheduling and coordinating appointments, assisting in both structural and functional MRI scans of patient populations, data entry, and preparation of manuscripts, presentations, and/or grants. S/he may be require to work on multiple studies.
Each research assistant will collaborate with the head PI and the graduate students running these studies. Successful candidates will be expected to be able to take initiative and work well both independently and on a team. Many of our projects are time-sensitive, so the ability to prioritize tasks is a critical skill.

Study populations that the research assistant may be working with include: schizophrenia, clinical and genetic high risk for schizophrenia spectrum disorders, adults, adolescents, and children.

These positions offer valuable research experience in preparation for graduate school in clinical psychology or related fields. Research assistants in this lab will get unique experience in cutting-edge scientific techniques in neuroimaging as well as the opportunity to work on building the latest conceptualizations of schizophrenia spectrum-disorders and individuals at risk for them.

Bachelors degree
Background in psychology or neuroscience preferable
Attention to detail
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work with diverse groups of individuals

Please contact Sarah Hope Lincoln at [email protected] to apply.