Research Assistant (Cogito Corporation, Boston, MA) - Posted 11/23/15 (for Jan/Feb 2016 start date)


What we are looking for:
Due to extensive sponsored research growth at Cogito, our company is
expanding our advanced research program to support large scale clinical,
observational, and comparative studies located in hospitals, advanced care clinics, and versatile online platforms. We are seeking an excellent Research Assistant to support all aspects of these innovative studies. Cogito is the world leader in objective real-time measurement and visualization of  psychologically relevant human behavior. Expanding from MIT origins, Cogito’s technology was named a Breakthrough Idea by Harvard Business Review and a Technology That Will Change the World by MIT’s Technology Review. In 2014, Cogito was named the 2nd fastest growing private company in Boston by Inc Magazine. Our technology enables novel research and better treatment outcomes through the automated identification of mental state. Cogito’s analytic software senses unconscious cues in human behavior and uses these cues to infer psychological state, continuously collecting and interpreting the signals underlying telephone conversations and smartphone behaviors. The research at Cogito is focused on the application of these cutting edge behavioral assessment technologies to assessing and improving health and wellness in a variety of patient populations, including those with both mental and physical health disorders. In addition to clinical trials and hospital-based interventions, the team also supports innovative and wide reaching research projects with business partners across a range of fields.

The Research Assistant will be a key member of the team, responsible for supporting, coordinating, and implementing research activities. The ideal candidate is intuitive, detail-oriented, and self-motivated with the ability to communicate well with multiple interdisciplinary parties. This position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing future graduate studies. 2-year minimum commitment.

Cogito is a rapidly growing Boston-based technology company helping leading organizations better engage  customers and improve employee performance through behavioral analytics. At Cogito, you will be surrounded by smart, innovative, caring people that are proud of the difference our technology makes.

What you get to do everyday:
• Assist with researching and drafting large scale proposals, focused on innovative application of novel technology to better individual and system wide outcomes.
• Support on-going and upcoming publication efforts, sharing the results of our research with the scientific community
• Work with PI, scientists, and research team to design and draft all IRB related documentation, including protocols and human subject safety guidelines. Likely to include study experimental and protocol design
• Research and write white papers and technical proposals for research partnership opportunities. Commensurate with experience, opportunity to interact with research partners across private, government, and academic fields
• Proactively understand needs of business partners and recommend potential research opportunities
• Assist with press releases for new research opportunities
• Responsible for performing literature reviews. Research and present findings to members of the research team
• Understand and interpret statistical analyses presented in journal articles.
• Stay up to date on technology advancements within team
• Ability to guide patients, participant, and clinician users of our technology through it’s installation, application, and interpretation
• Use science knowledge to inform experimental recommendations
• With support of research team, coordinate day-to-day aspects of multiple on-going human subjects trials. Includes communicating with research partners, innovators, scientists, clinicians, and patients. Includes all daily tasks required for study success.

What you bring to the role:
• Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, cognitive science, public health, or a related field
• 1-3 years of Research Assistant experience. Could be gained through undergraduate RA position
• Ability to support multiple projects and deadlines at once
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Fluency with MS Office
• Familiarity with human subjects research, including experimental design and subject
• Basic statistical knowledge
• Familiarity in technology–based experiments, including mechanical turk
• Interest in quantified self, mobile health assessment, vocal analytics, honest signals, quantifying public health or evidence based research & practices.
• Create, sell and deliver solutions that have major societal impact
• Work in a dynamic, creative, and team-oriented environment in the heart of downtown Boston
• Gain valuable experience at a high-growth company that values talent and is devoted to excellence
• Participate in the company’s success through stock options
• Health and dental insurance, 401(k) and other employee benefits.

Please email cover letter and resume or CV:
Subject: Research Assistant

Cogito is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, citizenship, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, military and veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Clinical Research Coordinators (OCD and Related Disorders Program, Mass General Hospital) - Deadline 2/1/16

Clinical Research Coordinators for the Department of Psychiatry at MGH

The OCD and Related Disorders Program ( at Massachusetts General Hospital is looking for qualified college graduates (and Spring 2016 graduates) with a background in research and psychology to fill openings for Clinical Research Coordinators. The start date for the position is June 13, 2016.

The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will support and/or conduct the full range of clinical and basic neuroimaging research activities within the program. This will include assistance of all administrative and managerial tasks involved with the conduct of human subjects research, running subject testing sessions, and data entry and analysis. The CRC would be responsible for monitoring of pace and progress of the study. Serve as a main contact for study participants. Ensure that all components of the participants' assessments and surveys are properly completed, tracked in the computer database, and filed correctly. Correspond with the Internal Review Board (IRB) for any protocol amendments and yearly reports as needed. Correspond with various external regulatory bodies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for yearly non-competing renewal for budget and protocol purposes.

• Recruiting study candidates, conducting phone screens, participating in case reviews to determine candidate’s eligibility, and making referrals when appropriate
• Scheduling and monitoring flow of assessments and treatment sessions, and ensuring their timely completion
• Verifying accuracy of study forms and updates them per protocol
• Performing study procedures such as phlebotomy
• Administering and scoring clinical self-reports and neuropsychological assessments.
• Collecting, entering, and managing assessment and treatment data
• Acting as a liaison to the human research committee, preparing and submitting study applications, amendments, and continuing reviews
• Assisting with formal audits of data
• Assisting with regulatory binders and QA/QC procedures
• Assisting with the preparation of presentations, manuscripts, grant applications and progress reports
• Responsibility for collecting, generating and/or organizing materials related to grant applications.
• Coordinating neuroimaging scans
• Conducting literature searches
• Performing administrative support duties as required
• Other duties as assigned
• Excellent organizational skills
• Attention to detail
• Ability to follow directions
• Computer literacy
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Working knowledge of clinical research protocols
• Basic knowledge of research methods and SPSS
• Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism for subjects' rights and individual needs
• Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
• Ability to identify study areas where additional resources are needed in a timely manner

• B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, or related field

• Previous research experience
The position is full time (40 hrs per week) and it is paid. The position starts June 13, 2016 and will progress
throughout the year. It is not a temporary position.
To read more about the studies currently running at the OCD and Related Disorders Program, please visit
our website

How to Apply:
Applicants should provide a resume/CV, cover letter, and have references available. Please list your GPA
(cumulative and major’s GPA) and relevant coursework on your resume/CV.
Please apply directly through the Partners Taleo system. Job id# 3004965
Applications should be received by February 1, 2016.

Barbara Rosemberg, MHA
Program Manager
OCD and Related Disorders Program
Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Office: 617-643-3079
Fax: 617-643-3080

Full-Time Research Coordinators (Positive Psychology Center, UPenn) - Posted 11/23/15
Start Date: Flexible; now until July 2016
Position: Full-Time Research Coordinator at the Positive Psychology Center
Location: Philadelphia
Principal Investigator: Dr. Angela Duckworth
Brief Description: The Duckworth Lab at the University of Pennsylvania studies two traits that predict achievement: grit and self-control. Grit is the tendency to sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals (Duckworth et al., 2007). Self-control is the voluntary regulation of behavioral, emotional, and attentional impulses in the presence of momentarily gratifying temptations or diversions (Duckworth & Seligman, 2005; Duckworth & Steinberg, in press).
We have several research coordinator openings in the lab. For more information, please visit the following website:
Contact person: David Meketon at
Research Assistant Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, NIH, Bethesda, MD) - Posted 11/23/15

Research Assistant Position

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Emotion and Development Branch, Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (BSD), in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks qualified individuals to fill IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award) positions, with employment starting late May/early June 2016. BSD conducts research on the pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention of mental illness, which begins in childhood. Our particular research interest involves the investigation of pediatric Bipolar Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The full-time positions require a bachelor’s degree and a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien). A minimum commitment of one year is expected; however, a two-year commitment is preferred. Duties and responsibilities include assistance with and participation in all aspects of the research enterprise: patient and healthy volunteer screening and recruitment; protocol implementation; data collection, entry, and analysis; and manuscript preparation. This work involves using computer statistical and graphics programs, preparing blood samples, and researching scientific literature. In addition, the position involves regular patient contact during outpatient clinic visits, and with inpatients. IRTAs can observe diagnostic interviews with patients and become familiar with standard psychometric procedures. IRTAs are also involved in training subjects to participate in neuroimaging and analyzing neuroimaging data.

IRTAs will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team including physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses at the nation’s largest medical research center, the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Successful applicants will be awarded post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowships, which provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend time engaged in biomedical investigation. During their tenure in the program, post-baccalaureate fellows are also expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school.

Interested individuals should complete the online application found at the following website (link can be found under “Application Procedure”):

Following completion of the online application, individuals should also forward a letter of interest and resume to:
Lex Curhan
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

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