Research Assistant

Jul 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Research Assistant

Requisition Number: STFR003898

Division/College: College of Computer and Information Science

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


Involves the evaluation of computer-animated coaches for promoting health behavior change and general health education and counseling. Primarily responsible for conducting human subjects studies of health education software systems in both lab and field settings, including organizing study materials, recruitment, running studies, data collection, data cleaning, and preliminary data analysis. Responsible for all aspects of IRB compliance including maintenance of study paperwork, IRB protocol submission and renewal. Also responsible for pilot testing health education software systems prior to human subjects studies and providing detailed feedback to software development team. Some field studies require travel to participants' homes.


Requires Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field, and experience running human subjects studies, in both lab and field settings, and managing IRB protocols. Experience with Microsoft Office products is essential, especially Excel. Must be able to drive to reach participant homes. Should have experience conducting semi-structured interviews, conducting qualitative analyses of interviews, and coding subject verbal and nonverbal behavior from video. Experience working with embodied conversational agent software a plus.

Additional Information:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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