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Research Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 503223
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Science

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

The Learning and Brain Development Lab at Northeastern University in Boston, MA (PI: Juliet Y. Davidow) is excited to invite applications for a Research Coordinator. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for the general administration of the lab as well as conducting experiments in collaboration with the PI and other lab members. 


This full-time position will be an ideal way to learn more about research in psychology and neuroscience for individuals considering future graduate study in these fields. Start date of June 1, 2020 is preferred but flexible; start date may be contingent on measures to reduce campus density. This is a 2-year position (renewal for year 2 is contingent on performance).

The lab investigates how healthy neurodevelopment during adolescence influences behaviors like learning, memory, decision-making, and executive functions. We use a variety of tools to ask about neural and behavioral mechanisms, including creative behavioral paradigms, computational models, and non-invasive brain imaging, conducted on campus at NUBIC, a state-of-the-art imaging center with a research dedicated Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma 3T MRI scanner. Information inquires with questions about the position should be directed to the lab email with a subject line that contains "Research Coordinator Position"


A Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in psychology, neuroscience, math, computer science, or other related field is required by the start date; a Master’s degree (MA/MS) is desirable but not required. Experience conducting research, or with one or more of the following is beneficial but not required and should be mentioned in the application: interacting with special populations, conducting statistical analyses, working with brain imaging data, and coding in computer languages. Previous administrative or management experience is highly desirable and should be mentioned in the application.

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Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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