Research Assistant

Oct 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Research Assistant

Requisition Number: STFR004077

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The research assistant will assist in the day-to-day activities of various worker safety and health research projects. Research projects include (but are not limited to) randomized controlled studies of worker health and safety in construction and trucking industries. The research assistant will report to the principal investigator. He/she will be responsible for various tasks related to these projects, such as: data acquisition, data processing, development and implementation of IRB applications and recruitment strategies, proofreading papers and grants, and training of research students that volunteer in the laboratory. This position will also handle the coordination and completion of administrative tasks for the laboratory, e.g. scheduling lab meetings, computer inventory, onboarding and offboarding, etc.


Applicants require a bachelor’s degree with, with 1-2 years of work experience. Applicants should be well organized and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, in order to communicate with subjects. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Excel. Experience with database systems such as MS Access, RedCap, and Qualtrics are preferred.

Additional Information:
The Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University is one of nine colleges/schools at Northeastern University, and is a national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences. Comprised of three schools - Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions — over 2200 undergraduates and 1700 graduate students are enrolled in more than 30 degree-granting programs. Complementing our instructional programs, we house nine centers and institutes and the College successfully competes for NIH, NSF and foundation funding.

Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

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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