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Research Technician

Apply now Job no: 503572
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 Department of Psychology at Northeastern University is seeking a qualified applicant to fill a full-time, 12-month position as a Laboratory Technician. Primary responsibilities will include data collection, database management, and participant interaction of a federally-funded clinical trial aimed at examining the effects of exercise training on cognitive and brain health in older adults. Specific responsibilities will include the following: recruiting, screening, and scheduling participants for data collection; data collection; data entry and database management; communicating with the investigators and staff ; working closely with participants and their families, graduate student research assistants, undergraduates, and other staff members to ensure study protocol is followed, and other duties as assigned. The preferred start date for this position is ASAP.


An academic background in Psychology, Health Sciences, Public Health, Geriatrics, Kinesiology/Exercise Science, or related field is preferred, but other backgrounds will be considered. A Bachelor’s degree is required, and a Masters is preferred. Prior human subjects laboratory experience is also required

Preferred Qualifications:

Skills Desired: Successful candidates will be expected to be highly organized; dependable; familiar with Microsoft Office software; have excellent oral and written communication skills; have an ability to work independently and in a team environment. Excellent and demonstrated interpersonal, time management, and solution focused skills are required.


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Additional Information:


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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