The Institute for the Study of Resilience in Youth (ISRY) at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School seeks a dynamic individual interested in education and youth development for a position as Research Assistant. The Research Assistant (a full-time position) will assist with the coordination of multi-year research partnerships with public school districts as part of a team working on the Dimensions of Success (DoS) observation tool for school settings, as part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation. The RA will engage with all phases of the data lifecycle, including but not limited to collecting, entering, reviewing, and processing study data. They will also conduct literature reviews, prepare research briefs, and perform research observations of classrooms activities in person and based on video recordings. Training in the DoS observation protocol will be provided.
The position requires strong analytic, presentation, writing, and communication skills. The ideal candidate must have interest in using data to improve educational experiences for youth, as well as passion for improving the lives of children and addressing the inequities that affect their ability to succeed in school and life.
The Institute for the Study of Resilience in Youth (ISRY) researches evidence-based innovations in social-emotional learning (SEL) and development (SED) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in schools and youth-serving organizations. This project has the overall goal of improving the quality of teaching and learning experiences in schools and formal education settings.
ISRY is passionate about equity in education and is seeking candidates with personal and/or professional knowledge of the issues facing underserved communities, communities of color, and those living in poverty.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Create, edit, and maintain survey documents and other data collection forms
• Collect, clean, and process data for multi-year NSF-funded research studyConduct observations of live and recorded classroom activities
• Conduct descriptive and inferential statistical analyses
• Perform literature reviews and create bibliographies
• Assist Research Coordinator with communications, including recruitment and scheduling
• Assist PI/Co-PI in preparing research presentations, manuscripts, and briefs
• Support consultants and other project staff as needed
• Perform other duties as assigned
All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.
• Experience and demonstrated skills related to data collection, data entry, management and the preparation of internal and external research reports, documents and briefs
• Proficiency in statistics and experience using different types of software for data manipulation, management, storage and scheduling (e.g., SPSS, R, STATA, MS Word, MS Powerpoint, MS Excel)
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Commitment to value diversity of thought, backgrounds, and youth leadership
• Bi-lingual and/or bi-cultural a plus
• Strong communication and people skills
• Must be highly organized and able to manage multiple deadlines and priorities
Requires Bachelor’s Degree (B.S. or B.A.) in Education, Social Sciences, or a related field – excellent position for a recent graduate with relevant course or project work
All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes.