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.

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 (Lab Manager) (Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Roanoke, VA) - Posted 3/22/16

Research Assistant (Lab Manager) position available
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Roanoke, Virginia

A full-time research assistant (lab manager) is sought for the labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu, Dr. Brooks King-Casas, and Dr. Stephen LaConte at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute ( in Roanoke, Virginia. Projects in the labs combine methods from
experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics with functional neuroimaging (fMRI) to investigate decision-making in healthy and clinical populations (including adults with mood/anxiety/substance disorders, and at-risk youth). The research assistant will be responsible for recruiting and screening research participants, running fMRI scans, and conducting psychological assessments (e.g. SCID, MINI). Additional duties include managing subject databases, tracking rater reliability, organizing project funds, and preparing IRB protocols. The research assistant is an essential member of the group and will be generally responsible for having overall knowledge of research in the labs and managing the day-to-day logistics of ongoing projects. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in
graduate school in clinical or cognitive psychology/neuroscience. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment.

Minimum requirements for the position include:
1) BA/BS in psychology, biology, engineering, or
related field;
2) two years of research experience;
3) demonstrated organizational skills or experience
with data management;
4) desire to succeed in a fast-paced research environment with multiple
5) Demonstrated attention to detail, organizational skills, and excellent written and oral
communication skills;
6) Proficiency with Word, Excel, and Powerpoint or equivalent.

Required application materials: Cover letter, CV/Resume, list of references. Two letters of recommendation will be required of candidates under final consideration. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will end when the position is filled. Expected start date is Summer 2016. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Please apply at:

Pre-submission inquiries with CV may be sent to:
Riley Palmer
Research Assistant
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Roanoke, VA

Research Position (Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment Psychiatry Department at Mount Sinai) - Posted 2/3/16

The Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC is looking to fill a full-time research position at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment, run by Dr. Joseph Buxbaum, renowned researcher in the field of autism. The Seaver Autism Center is a clinical research center focusing on the study of Autism Spectrum Disorders through genetics, imaging, pharmaceutical, and neuropsychological research trials.

We are looking for a highly responsible, organized individual who is interested in eventually continuing on to a medical, psychology, or professional clinical research career. Among the areas for which this individual would be responsible are: phone calls with patients/families/clinicians seeking our services; patient scheduling; data entry/collection/interpretation; study start-up and maintenance; Institutional Review Board submissions; technical/grant writing; and assistance with presentations/publications.

Interested applicants should: possess a Bachelor's degree; be highly familiar and comfortable with widely available computer programs; have a strong background in psychology, biological sciences, study methodology and statistics; have experience working with developmentally disabled children and adults; have a strong interest in research; be interested in learning about etiology and treatment of psychiatric disorders; and be able and willing to work with psychiatric patients in a professional and compassionate manner.

Potential opportunities available to successful applicants: publication in major medical journals; networking among distinguished individuals within and outside the medical/psychology fields; exposure to wide spectrum of psychiatric disorders and treatments thereof; close collaboration with experienced research psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, statisticians, and clinical psychologists.

Ideal start date for interested candidates would be June 2016, and the position requires a two year commitment. Interested applicants may email cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Julia George-Jones Research Coordinator Department of Psychiatry Email:

Research Assistant (Butler Hospital - Division of Research) - Posted 4/28/16

Research Assistant

Butler Hospital - Division of Research 





Has Benefits


Job Description

Alpert Medical School of Brown University researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking research assistants for National Institutes of Health-funded studies relating to use of physical activity interventions to promote health and well-being in people who would like to quit smoking, people with depression, and individuals with alcohol use disorders. Research assistants will be responsible for recruiting subjects and conducting research assessments with psychiatric patients. *M

Required Education

BA in psychology or related field required. Experience with psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable.




Send cover letter and CV to: Julie Desaulniers Fax: 401-455-6685

Clinical Research Assistant (Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA) - Posted 3/22/16

Clinical Research Assistant Positions Available
Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease and CTE Center
Boston University School of Medicine
Full-Time Positions – Immediate Openings

Responsibilities: We are seeking talented individuals to serve as research
assistants at the NIH-funded BU Alzheimer’s Disease and CTE Center. There are one to three possible openings to work on a variety of projects focusing on Alzheimer’s disease (e.g., clinical trials of promising new drugs and diagnostic tests, a longitudinal research registry study) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE; including an exciting new multi-center study to develop methods of diagnosing CTE during life in former football players). Responsibilities for these various positions include the administration of neuropsychological and other tests, patient interviewing, and other tasks. Potential for involvement in new research studies, manuscript writing, and publications. Work with a multidisciplinary team
of experts in Neuropsychology, Neurology, Neuroimaging, Psychiatry, & Nursing

• Appropriate for recent bachelor’s or master’s degree graduates.
• Superb experience for individuals planning to apply to medical school or
graduate school in neuropsychology, public health, or neuroscience.
Qualifications: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with at least one year of
experience pertinent experience.
2-year minimum commitment

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to:
Nicole Gullotti, Assistant to Dr. Robert Stern
References will be requested and an in-person interview will be scheduled for top applicants.

Research Coordinator (Mount Sinai Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY) - Posted 3/22/16

Clinical Research Coordinator

Job Description:
The Reichenberg Lab within the Department of Psychiatry and the Friedman Brain Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine is dedicated to understanding the causes of, and to developing new treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders, including schizophrenia. We are particularly interested in identifying ways to enhance cognitive functioning, and we are looking for a Clinical Research Coordinator to join our team to assist in this clinical trial that focuses on the effects of cognitive training on cognition in schizophrenia.
The Clinical Research Coordinator assists in the daily activities of clinical research studies, obtains informed consent; collects, maintains and organizes study information. Administer neuropsychological tests and computerized training tasks; Assists in preparing ethical applications and study documents. The Clinical Research Coordinator will work closely with
the Study Physician and other team members.

• Collects and records study data. Inputs all information into database
• Obtains informed consent under minimal supervision of the investigator(s) and educates
participants regarding study requirements.
• Assists in the activities related to clinical research studies including but not limited to:
answering phone calls, screening participants for eligibility, registering subjects with
sponsoring agency, administering lifestyle questionnaires.
• Assists in preparing grant applications, IRB/GCO for submission and filings.
• Maintains source documents and subject files in accordance with hospital procedures.
Ensures accurate and complete compilation of subject data through chart reviews.

• Bachelor’s Degree in the Social Sciences
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or Neuroscience
• Previous experience working on a clinical trial with human subjects
• Experience administering the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB)
• Bilingual (English-Spanish) will be an advantage.
This position is for an ongoing study and we are looking to hire immediately.
Please submit CV and cover letters to

Research Assistant (Psychosocial Research Program, Butler Hospital) - Posted 4/28/16





The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is seeking a full-time research assistant to work on NIH-funded research projects relating to treatment for women with perinatal depression.  The position is open now and will be filled as soon as possible.  This position involves working on two clinical treatment studies are examining the efficacy of novel behavioral interventions for pregnant women with depression symptoms (PI: Cynthia Battle, Ph.D), including physical activity and yoga-based interventions. The Research Assistant will be responsible for recruiting subjects, conducting assessments, entering data, and conducting-based community outreach.  Some work on other studies related to mood disorders may also be involved. Please note that a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are required. The position is based at the Butler Hospital Psychosocial Research Program, located in Providence, Rhode Island, which is affiliated with Alpert Medical School of Brown University. For more information about our research, please refer to faculty member’s web pages, which are located at:



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Research Administration – Psychosocial Research- Women’s Mental Health




Full-time position with some evening hours.



Has Benefits


Job Description

Brown Medical School researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking a research assistant for National Institutes of Health-funded studies focused on developing new interventions for perinatal women with elevated stress and depression. The RA is responsible for recruiting subjects, conducting research assessments with pregnant and postpartum women, entering data, and conducting community-based outreach.

Required Education

BA in psychology or related field required. Experience with psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable.  In addition, experience pertaining to women’s mental health is desirable.

Application Method

Send cover letter and resume to Ms. Rita Rossi:


Butler -
Fax:  401-455-6301  




Project Manager/Research Assistant (Cognition and Development Lab, Yale University) - Posted 4/19/16

The Cognition and Development Lab at Yale University seeks a full-time project manager/research assistant for a federally funded project on the role of mechanistic explanations in children’s understanding of science and technology. (The fellowship has been recommended for funding, final approval pending). The laboratory is active and highly collaborative with projects focused on many areas of cognition and cognitive development. The project manager will coordinate and facilitate all aspects of the research project, with much of that time spent in interviews with school-age children in schools, science museums and other venues.
Other duties will include working with school administrators, maintaining
compliance with the University IRB, managing participant recruitment, and
purchasing materials.

A recent college graduate having majored in psychology, cognitive science or a related field and looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school would be ideal; many former project managers/research assistants have gone on to excellent graduate schools. Strong writing skills are essential. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and organizational skills are also critical. The project manager must also have excellent social skills. In addition to training
and supervising undergraduate research assistants, the lab manager cultivates a team orientation, and fosters a high degree of professionalism among laboratory members. The applicant must have excellent skills working with young children and the staff they interface with at the University and in the field. The manager will coordinate closely with Drs. Frank Keil and Kristi Lockhart and with postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates working in the lab, but should be able to work independently. Taking an active role in all aspects of
research is strongly encouraged, including opportunities to participate in reading groups and research seminars. Appointments are preferred who are willing to make a two-year commitment.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the aim of concluding this search as soon as an exceptional candidate has been found.
Approximate start date is August 15, 2016, but that date is flexible
Materials: Please submit a CV, cover letter, and unofficial transcript as a single pdf file, and list e-mails for three letter writers. We will contact letter writers for shortlisted candidates. Please send application materials as a single PDF document to Other inquiries may be directed to Frank Keil at

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