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Open Positions with GOOGLE

Google is not a conventional company, and don’t intend to become one. True, they share attributes with the world’s most successful organizations – a focus on innovation and smart business practices comes to mind – but even as they continue to grow, they’re committed to retaining a small-company feel. At Google, they know that every employee has something important to say, and that every employee is integral to their success.

They provide individually-tailored compensation packages that can be comprised of competitive salary, bonus, and equity components, along with the opportunity to earn further financial bonuses and rewards. Googlers thrive in small, focused teams and high-energy environments, believe in the ability of technology to change the world, and are as passionate about their lives as they are about their work.

For more information, visit www.google.com/careers.

There are currently positions posted in Handshake:

Two Research Opportunities at the Framingham Heart Study

Two exciting opportunities with the Framingham Heart Study.

Research Assistant: Entry-Level! Research assistant in neuropsychology with the renowned Framingham Heart Study.  Our offices are located in Framingham, MA but we are part of the departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology and Epidemiology at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health.  This multi-faceted position requires someone who is mature, independent, self-initiating, and comfortable working in an unstructured, dynamic environment with little supervision.  The primary responsibility will be testing subjects with ages ranging from 25-100+.  Testing will take place primarily in clinic, however, research assistants are expected to make home visits as well.  Applicants will assist with a new project that requires repeated testing of assigned participants over the course of a year. The research assistant will be responsible for the well-being of their participants during the one year they are enrolled in this study.  This includes, but is not limited to, going to the person’s home to conduct neuropsychological testing, accompanying the participant to and from MRI/PET imaging appointments, and spending quality time with the participant to ensure they are comfortable throughout the testing period. Research assistants will additionally score neuropsychological test responses, enter and clean data, prepare case reports for diagnostic meetings and conduct literature searches. Additionally, applicants are expected to assist with a wide range of research projects. These include studies about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and neuropathology, among others. Travel throughout New England and other states is required.  Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field, some experience in research, a willingness to work non-traditional hours and a car. This position is ideal for those who plan to apply to graduate or medical school. Only those available for on-site interviews will be considered.  Benefits include those offered to all full-time Boston University employees (see http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/why-work-at-bu/benefits-summary/ for details). To be considered, please send resumes and cover letters to Spencer Hardy at fhsneuropsy@gmail.com.

Research Coordinator: Alumni! Research coordinator in neuropsychology with the renowned Framingham Heart Study.  Our offices are located in Framingham, MA but we are part of the departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurology and Epidemiology at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health.  This multi-faceted position requires someone who is mature, independent, self-initiating, and comfortable working in an unstructured, non-traditional, dynamically evolving research environment with little supervision. In order to be considered, applicants must have clinical research experience with direct patient/participant interaction and some evidence of management capabilities.  Familiarity with neuropsychology and interest in cognitive aging, dementia/Alzheimer’s disease and brain imaging is also required. The applicant should be comfortable managing teams, have strong written/verbal communication skills and a willingness to work non- traditional hours.

Research responsibilities will include administering neuropsychology tests to participants age 25-100+, preparing case reports for dementia diagnostic meetings and conducting literature searches, data entry and cleaning, and managing numerous project details with a focus on ensuring data integrity and accuracy.  Example of some project topics are Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Natural Language Processing (NLP), technology integration into research methods, and neuropathology, with more underway and in the pipeline.  Management responsibilities include helping to supervise a team of ~10 research assistants, delegating work appropriately, communicating research goals, evaluating performance, and running the summer internship program.

Only those available for on-site interviews will be considered.  Benefits include those offered to full-time Boston University employees (see http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/why-work-at-bu/benefits-summary/ for details).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2 years clinical research experience
  • Interest in the field of brain aging/dementia
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Direct patient/participant interaction
  • Project management skills
  • Experience as a direct supervisor
  • Must have a car

If interested, please send resumes and cover letters to Spencer Hardy (fhsneuropsy@gmail.com)

Clinical Research Coordinator at University of California San Francisco

Seniors majoring in Sociology, Psychology or Neuroscience, this may be a great fit for you!

The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) position is with the Child Trauma Research Program (CTRP). CTRP is nationally recognized for its leadership in developing effective, family-centered interventions for children aged birth through five who experience traumatic events.

The team of multi-cultural, multi-lingual staff is dedicated to helping young children and their families heal from trauma. They develop and evaluate effective treatment models, provide training across settings and disciplines, and offer direct service to children and their families. Since 2001, CTRP has been the lead program of the Early Trauma Treatment Network, a center of the federally- funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Five randomized trials support the efficacy of Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), our intervention for children aged 0-five who have experienced at least one traumatic event (e.g. maltreatment, the sudden or traumatic death of someone close, a serious accident, sexual abuse, exposure to domestic violence). As a result, many organizations across the country and internationally are seeking training in CPP.

Interested in learning more? Check them out in Handshake!

Clinical Research Coordinator at UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC) is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) to join the Pediatric Oncology/Hematology research team.

The CRC will perform independently to execute, manage, and coordinate research protocols, as directed by the Lead Clinical Research Coordinator and/or the Principal Investigator (PI), and/or the Research Personnel Manager for the Investigational Trials Unit. The CRC will coordinate the operations and data collection of several concurrent clinical research studies under the guidelines of research protocols, UCSF and regulating agency policies.

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Seniors/Alumni – Clinical Research Coordinator Openings at VT Center on Behavior and Health

This posting brought to you by Andrew Stoner ’17 – thanks Andrew!

Andrew writes,

I would like to inform current Middlebury College seniors and recent alumni of two clinical research coordinator positions that have recently opened in the lab where I work. I invite any interested individuals to contact me to learn more about my experience and about the research currently being conducted by Dr. Stacey Sigmon at the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health at the Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont.

Dr. Sigmon and her team are looking for applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as behavior or biological sciences, psychology, social work, or medical field. Research coordinators will help to conduct grant-funded research projects evaluating a novel interim buprenorphine dosing regimen for reducing illicit opioid use and other risks (e.g., opioid overdose, contraction of hepatitis and HIV, and premature death) during waitlist delays for opioid agonist maintenance. Applicants should possess the necessary interpersonal skills require to work with challenging clinical populations and have the ability to maintain a thoughtful and respectful interactions with research participants and staff.

Interested individuals can find the official job posting for these positions on the UVM jobs website (https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/search) under the job posting numbers: S1431PO and S1432PO.

Research Tech Position at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern

Interested in living and working in Chicago? Check out this research tech position in RNA/Biology/Neural Development with Dr. Jhumku Kohtz in the Department of Pediatrics at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern.

This NIH-funded position is available to study novel mechanisms in long non-coding RNA transcriptional regulation in developing and adult brains. They are interested in recruiting a highly enthusiastic research scientist with a B.S./B.A. degree in Biology or Chemistry and a desire to learn new techniques.

Previous research technicians have co-authored publications, and attended prestigious graduate programs in neuroscience and/or molecular biology.

Please send your CV to Jhumku Kohtz, Department of Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern. j-kohtz@northwestern.edu.

Lab Manager/Research Assistant Openings

Full-time Research Assistant positions will be available beginning in early summer with Dr. Leonard Zon, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, HHMI Investigator, HSCI Faculty Member, and Director of the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. The lab utilizes zebrafish as a genetic model  to study the role of gene expression in hematopoiesis, cancer, and stem cell development. Under supervision, you will perform a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests and techniques as well as work with zebrafish. Technicians will be required to perform standard molecular biology techniques, microinjections, microscopy of zebrafish morphology, tissue culture, and animal husbandry. The positions are excellent opportunities for those interested in later pursuing graduate school, medical school, dentistry, nursing, and other health related programs/professions.

If you are interested, email your cover letter and CV to Lab Manager Dr. Bruce Barut: barut@enders.tch.harvard.edu. Positions are competitive require a two-year commitment.


A full-time Research Assistant/Research Laboratory manager will be available beginning in early summer with Dr. Leonard Zon, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, HHMI Investigator, and HSCI Faculty Member. The lab utilizes zebrafish as a genetic model to study the role of gene expression in hematopoiesis, cancer, and stem cell development. Under supervision of the principal investigator and research scientists, this research support position will perform a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests, specimen preparations, and experimental procedures for the purpose of research (including qPCR, Western blotting, gel electrophoresis, in situ hybridization, genotyping, etc).  The Research Laboratory Manager provides daily management of a ~14 member zebrafish laboratory located the main campus of Harvard University.  The responsibilities include the purchasing of lab supplies and regents, monitoring consumable spending, providing monthly spending reports to grants manager and PI, acting as lab safety officer, overseeing equipment maintenance and the laboratory’s compliance with institute and governmental regulations, and acting as laboratory liaison to vendors, core facilities, and other laboratories.  The position is an excellent opportunity for those interested in later pursuing graduate school, medical school, dentistry, nursing, and other health-related programs/professions.

If you are interested, email your cover letter and CV to Lab Manager Dr. Bruce Barut: barut@enders.tch.harvard.edu. Positions are competitive and require a two-year commitment.