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Graduate Research Assistant

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Research & Development•Boston


  • The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is seeking a graduate student research assistant to assist with the operation of several ongoing research studies as well as future studies. The research assistant will work within the Neuroimaging of Mind-Body Interaction and Treatment Laboratory (https://nombit.mgh.harvard.edu/). The objective of the lab is to investigate the interaction between the brain (mind) and body using fMRI, EEG, MEG, and clinical assessments, and translate the findings into clinical practice. The focus of this job will be study management and data collection for several NIH-funded projects investigating neuromodulation and mind-body exercise. This role will include recruiting, scheduling, performing study visits with adults with chronic pain or cognitive decline as well as healthy individuals, and data analysis. The graduate research assistant will be involved with multiple studies.


  • Careful attention to details
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Good communication skills
  • Working knowledge of clinical research protocols
  • Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism for subjects’ rights and individual needs
  • Strong interpersonal skills, comfort working with people, and sensitivity towards a neurodiverse population
  • Brain Imaging data analysis is a plus

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Performing data analysis
  • Collects & organizes patient data
  • Maintains records and databases
  • Assists with recruiting patients for clinical trials
  • Verifies accuracy of study forms
  • Updates study forms per protocol
  • Documents patient visits and procedures
  • Assists with regulatory binders and QA/QC procedures
  • Assists with interviewing study subjects
  • Administers and scores questionnaires
  • Provides basic explanation of study and in some cases obtains informed consent from subjects - Performs study procedures, which may include phlebotomy.
  • Assists with study regulatory submissions
  • Writes consent forms
  • Verifies subject inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Performs administrative support duties as required


Work type

Full time

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