IHP Research Assistant

Charlestown, MA
Mar 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 2 references to be considered for this position.

The Institution:

MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is an innovative and interprofessional graduate school with post-baccalaureate, direct entry-level master's and doctorate, and post-professional programs in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Speech-Language Pathology, Health Professions Education, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. The only degree-granting affiliate of Partners HealthCare System, the MGH Institute offers its more than 1,600 students unparalleled opportunities to learn and work alongside expert practitioners in a variety of hospital, clinical, community, and educational settings. The school, which has graduated more than 6,000 students since its 1977 founding by Massachusetts General Hospital, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Several programs are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report and the school has been named for the past six years as a Great College to Work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Major Responsibilities:
Summer research assistants will work with faculty in the Cognitive Neuroscience Group (CNG) to prepare stimuli; collect data using behavioral, electrophysiological (EEG), and eye tracking methods; and enter and analyze data. Training will be provided, as these are entry-level RA positions.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

1) Assist with stimulus development for research studies of language and cognition
2) Enter, organize, and analyze data
3) Collect data using a variety of methods (behavioral, eye tracking, EEG)
4) Perform literature searches
5) Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Working Conditions:
RAs will work in lab and office space on the campus of the MGH IHP in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Training / Time Required To Learn Job Responsibilities:

Given the nature of the entry-level RA experience, RAs will be learning skills throughout the course of their employment. Training will be particularly intensive during the first 1-2 weeks.


Education & Experience Qualifications:
Entry-level RAs must be current undergraduate students. Training will be provided; no specific experience is required.

Skills / Abilities / Competencies:

Administrative Skills- RAs must be organized, punctual, and communicate effectively in both spoken and written English.

Technical Skills- Entry-level RAs general familiarity with word processing, using spreadsheet applications (e.g., Excel), and performing literature searches (e.g., using Pubmed).

Physical Capabilities- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and be mobile; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and talk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Some travel is necessary in this position.

EEO Statement

The MGH Institute of Health Professions is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We welcome nominations and applications from individuals who would bring diversity of experience, thought and practice to the Institute's research, teaching and clinical missions. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Primary Location: MA-Charlestown-MGH IHP
Work Locations: MGH IHP 36 First Avenue Charlestown 02129
Job: Research - Other
Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Schedule: Part-time
Standard Hours: 15
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Recruiting Department: IHP CSD
Job Posting: Mar 21, 2017


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